Welcome to The Department of Communicative Disorders



The Department of Communicative Disorders is committed to the sharing, translation, application, and dissemination of knowledge related to behavioral, cognitive, and neurological features of communication and swallowing across the life-span. We emphasize evidence-based practices in our students’ academic and clinical experiences and integrate these practices into our service provision. An American Speech Language Hearing Association accredited program, the CD Department produces students who represent the highest achievements in scholarship, service, and clinical practices.


We offer both an undergraduate (B.A.) degree in Communicative Disorders and a graduate (M.S.) degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Our program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).


The department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Alabama has developed a strategic plan to guide it through the 2012-2017 years.  Our plan is in alignment with the teaching, research, and service missions of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University.  Access our plan here: Strategic Plan

The Department of Communicative Disorders at The University of Alabama is an equal opportunity program and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship or status as a covered veteran.