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Speech-Language- Hearing Sciences

Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles 
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn From Alumni
Additional Web Resources

Overview of Major

Coursework addresses the anatomical structures and functions as well as the normal development of speech and hearing. Additionally, the disorders of speech, language, and hearing are addressed for both pediatric and adult populations. Many courses contain experiential components including service-learning, clinical observations, and field experience.


What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

Potential Job Titles

  • Therapist
  • Audiologist
  • Instructional Aide
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Teacher’s Aide, Special Education
  • Voice Pathologist
  • Research Assistant
  • College Professor
  • Hearing Aid Bank Employee
  • Consultant
  • Sessions Assistant
  • Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired
  • Hearing Instrument Specialist
  • Learning Disability Teacher
  • ABA Therapist Assistant to Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Loyola Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic
  • Columbia Speech and Language Center
  • Maryland School for the Blind
  • Guildford Elementary School
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • The Ark
  • Hartford Hospital
  • The Children’s Guild
  • Jemicy School
  • Tench Tilghman Elementary School
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Villa Maria

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources