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What is Health and Human Development?

Diverse fields of study that share one
common goal: enriching the lives of others.

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Degree: Bachelor of Science

Comprehensive preparation for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology

You might like this program if you

  • Believe that communication is a right, not a privilege.
  • Have a passion to teach people skills that will improve their quality of life.
  • Want to research new treatments for
  • communication disorders.
  • Find fulfillment in working closely with others.
  • Seek a career in a profession that helps others.

Types of classes you’ll take

  • Language Disorders
  • Deaf Culture
  • Phonetics
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
  • Acoustic Principles
  • Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Psychology
  • Human Development

Possible careers in speech-language pathology or audiology within these settings*

  • Schools and Universities
  • Research Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Community Clinics
  • Nursing Homes
  • Private Practice

*Note: The career options listed above require graduate study. A speech-language pathologist must have a master’s degree. An audiologist must complete a clinical doctorate of audiology degree program.

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Whatever your interests, whichever direction you want to go—business, science, medicine, healthcare, social science—the Penn State College of Health and Human Development has programs and options that lead to a future where you can do good work, and work while doing good.