Individualize your major and prepare for life after graduation by getting involved in research, guided clinical observation, independent study, and other experiences outside of classes. Through these opportunities, you’ll learn more about your interests, expose yourself to new ideas, gain professional skills, and build a network that will support you beyond UConn.
Ways to Get Involved
SLHS majors can gain research experience via faculty labs and independent study. These experiences can help you explore career paths and prepare for graduate school. You’ll also build relationships with peers and professors — and learn more about yourself in the process.
Guided Clinical Observation
Guided clinical observation is an opportunity for students interested in the professions of audiology and/or speech-language pathology to witness the interactions between professionals and patients firsthand. For students intending to obtain a Master of Arts in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, 25 hours of guided clinical observation are required prior to beginning a graduate program.
Clubs and Organizations
By getting involved in student clubs and organizations, you can explore topics you're passionate about, expand your social circle, and build professional skills that employers value. UConn offers hundreds of organizations and learning communities open to SLHS majors.
Prepare for Your Career
No matter what your professional goals are, your SLHS degree sets you up for success after UConn. Learn about common careers and find resources to help you start your job or graduate school search.