Career opportunities in Communication Sciences and Disorders are expected to grow faster than average over the next ten years. This is due to several factors including an aging baby boomer population with increased possibilities of oncoming neurological disorders with accompanying speech, language, swallowing, and hearing impairments. Employment opportunities are also increasing due to improving survival rates of premature infants and trauma and stroke patients in need of assessment and intervention. Additionally, federal legislation guarantees services to all children with disabilities. Private practice opportunities will also increase due to the increase in contracted services with schools, nursing care/rehabilitation facilities and hospitals. Visit the links to the right to learn more about the Undergraduate Programs of Study offered by the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department.