Why Study Language Sciences?

    Looking to mix personal interactions with a career in health services, teaching, or the sciences? Minoring in Language Sciences is the best way to prepare yourself for grad school and your career in the allied health professions: you could be a speech-language pathologist or audiologist, an ESL teacher or a sign language interpreter, a special education teacher, or rehabilitation counselor.

    Why Study Language Sciences at MMC?

    The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department offers practical experience at the undergraduate level, including on-site practicums with real patients and clients, small classroom size and individualized learning, dedicated advising from faculty for students, and exposure to preparatory learning for post-graduate level learning and careers. The program also offers several internship opportunities in partnership with the NYC Department of Education, the CUNY system, and Reading Partners. Our dedicated faculty members will help students further their learnings at MMC with research opportunities and teaching assistantships.

    What You Will Learn

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the human language facility by articulating the main principles of linguistic theory.
    • Accurately apply such theories to real-world settings, with implications for language diversity in a cultural and political context.
    • Plan and implement linguistic research via the scientific method.

    Program Highlights

    Students conduct hearing exam

    Known as “The Clinic,” MMC’s Ruth Smadbeck Center provides free services to the public while providing Speech Pathology and Audiology students rare undergraduate experience working directly with clients.

    MMC Students

    Our small class sizes provide the opportunity for individualized learning. You’ll interact with faculty and fellow students, both in and out of the classroom, sharing ideas and concerns, and making close friendships. You’ll become part of a close-knit group of faculty and students.

    Become one of us

    Each year, MMC’s award-winning “Speech Club” raises funds by participating in the Walk 4 Hearing to promote awareness of hearing loss, to support hearing screenings and to provide support to those affected by hearing loss. 

     

    • When I think back at how I began my journey to becoming a speech-language pathologist, I cannot help but remember the wonderful program I was a part of at Marymount Manhattan College. Having the opportunity to begin my clinical experiences as an undergraduate made me stand out in my graduate school applications.

      Stephanie Alverio ’18

      Class of 2018, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Major

    • The experience, guidance, and mentorship I received during my time in the Speech-Language Pathology program has been unmatched and has prepared me for my career. The rare hands-on clinical experience not only set me apart in graduate applications but also provided a foundation for my future success. I have always said this program is a true gem!

      Danielle Kancelaric `18

      Class of 2018, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology majoe

    • I attended MMC’s Speech Pathology program for 3 years as a transfer student, but I can assure you it was the best decision I made. This program and the on-campus clinic gave me the confidence I needed to go onto grad school. I was more prepared than half my cohort was and I was one of the few students who had previous experience with clients.

      Victoria Hartnett ’20

      Class of 2020, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology major

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    Careers and Outcomes

    Our students’ hands-on education prepares them for success across many growing disciplines. Our students head to various graduate-school programs for professional degrees or join the workforce following graduation. Faculty and staff work to match student talents and interests with the right path. Careers can include:

    job titles

    • Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Audiologist
    • Teacher of English as a Second Language
    • Sign Language Interpreter
    • Speech, Language, or Hearing Scientist
    • Neuroscientist
    • Special Education Teacher

    employers

    • New York City Department of Education
    • Marymount Manhattan College
    • Private practice
    • Bilingual SLP NY

    The Ruth Smadbeck Communication and Learning Center

    The Center provides free services to the community and is an invaluable educational asset for students in MMC’s Communication Sciences and Disorder programs. Students in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology obtain on-site observation, training, and supervision — training rarely available at the undergraduate level. 

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