UConn speech, language, and hearing sciences (SLHS) majors gain a strong foundational education in our fields of study. They also develop skills that employers value, like critical thinking, teamwork, and communication. Once they graduate, UConn SLHS majors continue their education at some of the top graduate programs in the U.S. or apply their skills in a variety of professional fields.

Where Our Alumni Work

A degree in SLHS prepares you to work in a variety of fields and positions. While most SLHS undergraduate students pursue graduate study, about a quarter of students enter the workforce immediately after graduation. Below are some examples of alumni job titles and the industries in which they work.

Job Titles

  • Attorney.
  • Audiologist/assistant.
  • Behavioral therapist.
  • Care coordinator.
  • Clinical director.
  • Coach.
  • Communications and event manager.
  • Development manager.
  • Early intervention specialist.
  • Education consultant.
  • Founder/owner.
  • Operations manager.
  • Physician.
  • Physician assistant (PA).
  • Professor.
  • Program coordinator.
  • Speech-language pathologist/assistant.
  • Support specialist.
  • Talent acquisition leader.


  • Advocacy.
  • Childcare.
  • Compliance.
  • Consulting.
  • Education.
  • Entrepreneurship.
  • Healthcare.
  • Human resources.
  • Law.
  • Marketing.
  • Public health.
  • Public policy.
  • Research.
  • Social services.
  • Translation/interpretation.
  • Writing/journalism.

Prepare for Graduate School

About 60% of SLHS undergraduate students pursue graduate study in audiology or speech-language pathology after earning their degree.

Our graduate education page outlines the different graduate programs offered by the department. You can also meet with an advisor to discuss graduate school options.

Students who intend to pursue a graduate program in speech, language, and hearing sciences must complete 25 hours of guided clinical observation prior to beginning the graduate program. Observation hours are not required for students pursuing a graduate degree in audiology.

Graduate School Resources

Planning Your Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders - The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) guide for prospective and current students planning their education in SLHS.

Applying to an Audiology Graduate Program - This guide from the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) can help you search for, and apply to, an audiology program.

Personal Statement Supplement - This supplement is intended to provide additional, more detailed information to help you write a personal statement or statement of purpose for your graduate school application.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) - The centralized application portal for students pursuing a graduate degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences.

Career Development Resources

Center for Career Development

The UConn Center for Career Development partners with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) to prepare students for success in today’s workforce. The center offers:

  • One-on-one coaching sessions for help with résumés, interviewing, jobs and internships, graduate school applications, and more.
  • Online tools for connecting with alumni mentors as well as companies looking to recruit UConn students.
  • In-person and virtual events that help students explore their career options and prepare for professional success.

View CLAS career resources.

Connect with Alumni

Connecting with UConn alumni is one of the most valuable ways to learn and get advice about your career options. HuskyLink consists of alumni and friends of UConn who have volunteered to give back to current students through sharing their stories and advice.

Professional Organizations

You can learn more about SLHS careers at the hearing and speech careers website.

You can also join a professional organization such as the NSSLHA or SAA to explore career opportunities and network with fellow students.