Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology (BA)
Why Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology?
Speech, hearing, expression, communication: it can be easy to take all of these for granted. A Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology degree gives you the tools to put a scientific and theoretical understanding of communication into practice. Your undergraduate speech therapy training prepares you for professional success and advancement in the growing field of allied health careers.
Why Study Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology at Iona?
Our Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology is committed to the theoretical and applied study of typical and disordered speech and language development across the lifespan. With a student-centered approach, we will educate you to become a compassionate speech-language professional who will teach, train and empower others to communicate to the best of their ability. Our undergraduate courses provide the foundation to continue your communication science studies at the graduate level.
At Iona, you benefit from our small class sizes and supportive teaching, which provides one-on-one guidance as you explore the clinical aspects of speech pathology. Our faculty are active practitioners in the field who can help you make the professional connections you’ll need as you enter the workplace.
NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences
As part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences, speech language pathology students will develop the skills and experience needed for their careers as professional speech language pathologists and audiologists.
Students will have the opportunity to observe and participate in rotations at NewYork-Presbyterian, ranked one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report 2022-23. Iona students may also be considered for full-time positions within the NewYork-Presbyterian network upon graduation.
Align your Speech Language Pathology and Audiology degree with your career goals at the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences and earn a degree of tremendous value for your future.
What You’ll Learn
Our Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology prepares you for therapeutic effectiveness and professional success through classroom and hands-on speech therapy training. Exploring various areas of communication science, the courses cover:
- Normal acquisition of speech and language;
- Anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism;
- Hearing and speech science;
- Audiology; and
Early Acceptance Dual Degree
At Iona, you have the opportunity to pursue a dual bachelor's and master's degree that streamlines the career path to become a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Students enrolled in our dual BA/MA program benefit from many advantages, including early acceptance to the graduate program, exemption from taking the GRE and saving on graduate school application costs!
Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
At the Iona University Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic, you’ll have the opportunity to work as a clinician serving community members in a full-service speech and hearing teaching clinic. Gaining this hands-on speech therapy training during your undergraduate degree is a valuable educational experience to understand patient-centered care.
Iona Alumni Network
Iona’s large and active alumni network helps facilitate internship and service-learning opportunities. We also regularly invite guest speakers into the classroom to keep you abreast of opportunities and best practices in the speech-language pathology field.
I think that communication is one of the most important aspects of our world, so if I have the chance to help someone improve their communication skills or learn to speak again, I think it would be such an honor.
Katie Feeney ’22
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Early Acceptance Program
If you're an incoming freshman intent on pursuing a career as a speech-language pathologist, this program is designed for you. You'll earn both your bachelor's and master's degrees through Iona's own Communication Sciences & Disorders program.
- Secure a spot in Iona's MA in Communication Sciences & Disorders program while you start earning your BA in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology.
- Skip the GRE -- the graduate school entrance exam.
- Applicants should have a combined SAT score of 1100 or greater and an unweighted high school GPA of 3.5
- Students accepted into the program are expected to maintain a 3.5 GPA during their undergraduate studies.
- Students in good standing automatically qualify for Iona's highest graduate scholarship.
Careers & Outcomes
With a Bachelor’s in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology you will create treatment plans and help to improve the lives of people with speech disorders and hearing loss. Empower those around you and utilize your unique skill set in hospitals, care centers, and so much more.
- Special Education paraprofessional
- Research assistant
- Business roles related to voice assistant tech or hearing aids
- Community organizations/nonprofits advocating for people with disabilities and/or the elderly
Learn More about Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology at Iona!
Iona University’s Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology prepares students for a variety of allied health and education careers in this rewarding field. Our courses explore communication science and provide hands-on training in speech therapy.