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Department of Audiology
155 Fifth Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Department of Speech-Language Pathology
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Department of Audiology

Located on the San Francisco campus, Pacific's Department of Audiology offers an accelerated three-year doctor of audiology (AuD). Students are mentored in leadership development, critical thinking skills and a strong commitment to our society, their profession and the community. Our competency-based education is built on providing experiences that ensure students have the skills and knowledge to deliver the highest quality patient care. Students will apply their growing set of skills in real-life patient care settings at our audiology clinics.

Audiologists are, and will continue to be, in high demand. According to the U.S. Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of audiologists is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 3,000 new jobs over the 10-year period."

"An aging baby-boom population and growing life expectancies will continue to increase the demand for most healthcare services. Hearing loss and balance disorders become more prevalent as people age, so the aging population is likely to increase demand for audiologists."

"The early identification and diagnosis of hearing disorders in infants also may spur employment growth. Advances in hearing aid design, such as smaller size and the reduction of feedback, may make such devices more appealing as a means to minimize the effects of hearing loss. This may lead to more demand for audiologists."

Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Located on the Stockton campus, Pacific's Department of Speech-Language Pathology offers a bachelor of science and two accelerated master of science degree programs - a 15-month and a 24-month program.

The mission of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology is to prepare reflective speech-language pathologists and audiologists for lifelong success by providing an excellent student-centered experiential learning environment. Our students are mentored in developing leadership, critical thinking skills, and a strong commitment to their profession and society. These efforts are assisted by the department's commitment to professional growth through clinical practice, scholarly activity, and service to the profession and the community. The programs are developed in accordance with state and national accreditation standards and guidelines to ensure that graduates provide exemplary professional practice throughout their careers.

Speech-language pathology is a professional program of habilitative and rehabilitative services. This program leads to varied occupations involved with persons with communication disorders. Speech-language pathologists work with people of all ages and are prepared to evaluate speech and language problems. They plan and implement programs to correct or modify the disorder, or develop other means of communicating. Some examples of the types of problems include articulation disorders, stuttering, voice, delayed language disorders and aphasia.