The mission of the Department of Communication Science and Disorders is to establish and provide distinctive academic programs for students in Speech-Language Pathology, collaborations with community partners, and service to individuals with communication, voice, and swallowing disorders across the life span.
The department is committed to preparing students to become dedicated, competent clinical leaders in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. The curriculum cultivates global and professional awareness and emphasizes the problem-solving and critical thinking skills necessary to become strong professionals capable of serving a clinically, racially, and culturally diverse client population.
The Department grants the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Speech-Language Pathology. Individuals interested in obtaining the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the state license from the Alabama Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA) will be required to complete a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Executive summaries of the annual unit plan and the 5-year strategic plan for the Department of Communication Science and Disorders are available on our website.
In accordance with University policy 01:100, the University of Montevallo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or disabled veteran/Vietnam era veteran status in the University’s educational programs; admissions policies; faculty, staff, and student employment policies; financial aid; or other school-administered programs and services. The University of Montevallo prohibits any form of harassment related to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status of and by faculty, staff, and students.