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Communication Disorders


The Auburn University at Montgomery Communication Disorders program is one of only a few in the country where undergraduate students receive direct clinical experience with patients. After graduation, students are qualified to work in the public school systems of Alabama as an assistant to a licensed speech therapist. Students may also opt to pursue a graduate degree to qualify as a licensed speech therapist or audiologist. Jobs are available in school systems, private practice, or a hospital-medical setting. In fact, U.S. News and World Report ranked Audiology as #26 and Speech-Language Pathology as #28 in the best 100 Jobs in 2016.

Students enter the Communication Disorders curriculum after achieving junior standing at AUM. Virtually all core curriculum coursework should have been completed so that professional education is not interrupted.

Students will spend their junior and senior years completing academic coursework in speech-language pathology and audiology and obtaining required clinical training and experience with patients through the Speech and Hearing Center on AUM's campus. Students will complete approximately 60 hours of supervised experience in speech-language therapy and assessment and treatment of patients with hearing disorders.

Communication Disorders Program of Study

Communication Disorders Program Application
Communication Disorders Handbook
Directions to AUMSHC

For more information, please contact the Department of Communication Disorders at (334) 244-3408. Don't forget to connect with us on Facebook!