Students in our communication sciences and disorders (CSD) programs become compassionate and caring professionals working in hospitals, clinics, and school settings. While earning your bachelor's in CSD, you have the option of concurrently earning an associate degree in SLPA, which may be professionally beneficial.
Our faculty are licensed professionals who work right here in western New England, and bring their knowledge, experience, and real-world understanding to the classroom. You may also choose to study to become a speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) and earn a bachelor of arts or an associate of arts degree.
You can major in communication sciences and disorders to earn a bachelor of arts degree, which prepares you for graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology, or education of the deaf and hard of hearing. Ninety-seven percent of our students go on to graduate schools, including the top programs in the nation, such as Gallaudet University, Boston University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and University of Washington - Seattle.
You may also choose to study to become a speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) and earn a bachelor of arts or an associate of arts degree. Our graduates have a 100 percent success rate finding positions as speech-language pathology assistants in school settings.
Take a look at the curriculum for our program, contact us to learn more, or sign up for a campus visit. Ready to apply? You can do it online.
Class of 2015
Cara DeTour ’15, now enrolled in the speech laguage pathology master's program at UMass Amherst, says Elms College prepared her well to be accepted into this highly competitive and challenging program.
Class of 2016
Hailey DuBois ’16 first heard about the field of CSD (communication sciences and disorders) from a friend. “She told me all about the field, and I was instantly grabbed by it. I looked into it more as college approached, and I couldn't picture myself doing anything else.”
Class of 2016
First-generation college student Alyssa Febo ’16 of Agawam may have taken longer than some to declare her major, but the journey was worth it: She discovered her true passion and her calling along the way.
We are a private Catholic coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts. Elms College is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and grants associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.