Speech-Language Pathology
and Audiology (BS)


Why study speech-language pathology and audiology at Northeastern?

Our Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology program leverages recent scientific advances in understanding human communication and communication disorders, technical innovations, and modern advances in the field. Makerspaces, labs, and applied workshops prepare students to work in educational settings, medical and rehabilitation centers, and private practice clinics.

Speech-Language Pathologists treat disorders such as developmental language and articulation disorders, voice and resonance problems, stuttering, and language and cognitive impairments due to stroke, head injury, and progressive neurological diseases.

Audiologists specialize in the prevention, identification, assessment, and rehabilitation of hearing disorders. Individuals with congenital and acquired hearing impairments are seen for services by audiologists. They prescribe and dispense hearing aids and instruct the use of amplification for individuals with congenital and acquired hearing impairments.


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Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology BS


Undergraduate students take courses in both speech-language pathology and audiology in preparation for advanced training and specialization at the graduate level.

The four year program offers a practice-oriented introduction through guided clinical observation experiences at the Behrakis Speech-Language and Hearing Center.

Look Book

Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University Look Book — Students learning to intubate a patient.

Sample Curriculum

Sample curriculum, subject to change.

The chart below describes a sequence of courses as taught in the recent past. This chart is not a planning document for what course will be taught in which semester (spring or fall) in the future. For that information, students should consult with their academic advisor or see the university course catalog.

Experiential Learning

Central to the mission both of the University and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, learning extends beyond the classroom. Students are provided with a broad mix of opportunities, which links coursework with real world experiences.

These experience-based programs — including co-op, student research, service learning, and global learning — build the connections that enable Bouvé students to transform their lives and gives them valuable opportunities to practice their profession as members of a healthcare team.

Students will be exposed to a wide variety of communication disorders through observations and participation in activities both on-campus, in the Northeastern University Speech-Language and Hearing Center, and off-campus at externships in schools, hospitals, or other related settings. These experiences will expand students’ exposure to the field and prepare them for graduate study or employment.

Got questions?

Sarah Young-Hong
Undergraduate Program Director
[email protected]

Kristen Morse
Cooperative Education Coordinator