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Students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program may have an opportunity to work with world-renowned researchers and faculty members in groundbreaking research. This includes the department’s Augmentative and Alternative Communication group, led by leading researcher and faculty member, Janice Light.

As a student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program, you may have the opportunity to assist faculty members with research projects, getting firsthand experience in a research environment. You may also collect data, listen to data samples, be involved in coding.


There is no official internship program for Communication Sciences and Disorders. However, job shadowing and working with diverse populations with disabilities is highly encouraged.

As an undergraduate, you will spend a minimum of 25 hours in observation of a professional audiologist or speech language pathologist.

In addition, you can expand your skills and knowledge by working or volunteering with organizations who serve and work with people with disabilities. This can be at rehabilitation centers, summer camps, educational facilities, and more.