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Department of Communication Disorders

The communication disorders program provides you with a broad understanding of the scientific bases of normal speech and hearing processes and the diagnostic and rehabilitation procedures necessary to work with individuals who have communication problems.

Our degrees are the first step in becoming a certified speech-language pathologist (SLP). SLPs work with patients of all ages and disorders, such as stuttering, stroke, developmental disability, birth defects, traumas and accidents, serious disease, hearing impairment, and voice disorders.

The objectives of our programs are for you to:

  • Gain knowledge about the basic acoustical, anatomical and neurological development of normal speech, language and hearing
  • Understand the etiology and characteristics of various communication disorders
  • Develop the skill to assess these disorders
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a wide variety of therapeutic instruments and procedures
  • Demonstrate the principles and practices of ethical professional behavior


We offer the following high-quality, career-oriented degree programs. Click on either of these programs for more information about the degree.


Clinical Experience

Our faculty members believe you should experience hands-on clinical contact early in your program of study. The Department of Communication Disorders provides contact with clients by having undergraduate students assist in: the department's preschool program; the Speech and Hearing Clinic; and the Audiology Clinic.

Reaccreditation Site Visit

The Department of Communication Disorders will hold a Public Meeting during its reaccreditation site visit by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Speech-Language Pathology. The meeting will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the Morgan Auditorium.

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Department of Communication Disorders

296 Morgan Hall