B.A. in Communication Studies (with concentrations in Communication or Journalism)
The major in Communication Studies (Communication Studies concentration) is designed to allow the student to study communication that includes all forms of interpersonal, small group, organizational, public, and mass communication. The Communication Studies core curriculum has 33 semester hours of courses that are concentrated in contemporary theory, research, and practical application of communication principles. The undergraduate major focuses on communication in interpersonal and organizational contexts. Additionally, the curriculum offers a variety of elective hours for course work in one of four tracks of emphasis: general, corporate communication, public relations, and law and related professions. While the degree can lead directly to careers in public relations, corporate consulting and advertising, it also serves as a rigorous discipline enabling students to pursue graduate work in a variety of fields.
B. A. in Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology (concentration in Audiology available)
The major in Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology is designed to prepare a student for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology. The undergraduate preparation includes a broad educational experience in the liberal arts and sciences and a strong foundation in addition to basic course work in normal and disordered speech, language, and hearing. The undergraduate/pre-professional degree is the first degree that leads to graduate study for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Upon completion of curriculum requirements, Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology majors receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in preparation for application into a required master's degree program.
M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology within the Department of Communication Disorders, College of Liberal Arts, offers two degrees through Louisiana Tech University. The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech-Language Pathology degree is offered at Louisiana Tech University to students who apply and are accepted into the program. This degree is required as part of the process to become a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Graduates of the program work with people of all ages who have speech and language disorders in multiple professional settings. The master’s degree is considered to be the entry-level degree for most professional settings for speech-language pathologists.
Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)
The Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) at Louisiana Tech University is one of two programs within the state of Louisiana. The degree is offered to students who apply and are accepted into the program. This degree is required as part of the process to become a certified Audiologist. Graduates of the program work with people of all ages who have disorders in the area of hearing, auditory processing, balance, and other hearing disorders related to communication in multiple professional settings.