Communication Sciences and Disorders

  Carol Alpern
  Carol Alpern, PhD
Communication Sciences and
Disorders Program Director

Welcome to the Communication Sciences and Disorders program on Pace University’s New York City Campus.

Our program offers a pre-professional Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, which provides students with a strong foundation to pursue graduate work in either speech-language pathology or audiology.

Speech-language pathologists are concerned with evaluation, treatments and research in human communication disorders. They treat such disorders as stuttering, aphasia, and voice and articulation disorders, and delayed language development associated with disorders such as autism and hearing impairment. Audiologists specialize in hearing conservation, identification, assessment and habilitation of hearing disorders.

Our program provides clinical opportunities for undergraduates in the on-campus Emil Froeschels Speech and Hearing Center, and at area hospitals, schools, and day care centers. Students interested in autism will have opportunities to work with this population through our collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Research in Autism (TARA Center) in the School of Education.

There are three tracks that students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program can follow. Students enrolled in our teaching track (Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities) can earn the initial certificate as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities and will have a student teaching experience in the New York City public schools. Those who would like to earn bilingual certification can enroll in our Bilingual track and will have student teaching placement in a bilingual setting.

Our students have distinguished themselves by presenting research at state and national conventions and by their outstanding record of graduate school acceptances. In short, our personal attention to the undergraduate starts students towards success in their goal of professional certification.

For more information contact:

Carol Alpern, PhD
Communication Sciences and Disorders Program Director
New York City Campus
(212) 346-1441