Undergraduate Catalog

Communication Disorders

Phone: 845-257-3620
Location: Humanities Room 9A
Web address: www.newpaltz.edu/commdis

The undergraduate program in Communication Disorders has been offered at SUNY New Paltz since 1969. This program prepares students for careers in speech-language pathology, audiology, and related areas such as deaf education. The department offers a liberal arts major program which prepares students for graduate study in the fields of communication disorders. The department also offers ASHA-accredited graduate programs in Communication Disorders, with concentrations in Speech and Language Disabilities (with teaching certificate) and Speech-Language Pathology.

The Department of Communication Disorders provides pre-major advisement. Students who are potentially interested in majoring in Communication Disorders are urged to contact the department early in their academic careers. For more information, please visit the department's website and consult the Undergraduate Program Guide published there.

Communication Disorders Program:

Notice to Persons Who Have Prior Felony Convictions

State University of New York (SUNY) policy prohibits SUNY New Paltz admission applications from inquiring into an applicant’s prior criminal history. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet the licensure requirements for certain professions, including programs in Communication Disorders. 

Individuals with prior criminal histories are advised to seek advice and guidance from the chair of the academic department regarding the impact of a criminal record on meeting the requirements of the major/professional licensure or certification prior to declaring the major.