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Department of Communication Science & Disorders

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 disorders.

The department is committed to preparing students to become dedicated, competent clinical leaders in the field of Speech Language Pathology. The curriculum emphasizes the problem-solving and critical thinking skills necessary to become strong clinical professionals capable of serving a diverse client population.

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The Department grants the B.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology. A master’s degree is also offered. 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 3-year strategic plan for the department of Communication Science and Disorders are available by contacting the department.

Degrees Offered

B.S. in Speech Language Pathology

M.S. in Speech Language Pathology 

The 20th Annual Loretta G. Brown Symposium

“Pediatric Dysphagia Treatment: The How & Why”
Memorie Gosa, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
September 21, 2018
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Merchants & Planters Bank Auditorium Located on UM Campus in Comer Hall
Sponsored by: ABESPA & Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
UM Symposium Brochure 2018

Graduate Open House

An informational session about the application process
and graduate program details. Meet the faculty/staff
and tour the facilities.
Fall 2019 Applicants
October 5, 2018, 1:00-2:30 pm
Wallace Speech and Language Center, Room 100
RSVP to Christine Soria
205-665-6720 or