Department Overview

Welcome to the University of Alabama Department of Communicative Disorders. We educate and train undergraduate and graduate students in the field of communicative disorders.

Undergraduate Program

At the undergraduate level, offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and a minor in communicative disorders (speech-language pathology). Our program provides general training in the areas of speech, language, pathology, and audiology. Students are introduced to all aspects of the development of speech and language, hearing, and associated disorders to prepare them for further educational training at the graduate level.

Graduate Program

At the graduate level, we offer a program in speech pathology leading to the Master of Science (MS) degree. 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).


Our faculty consists of both academic and clinical professionals with expertise in areas such as developmental speech and language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, adult neurogenic communication disorders, fluency disorders, swallowing disorders, voice disorders, auditory prostheses, and balance issues.


The Department of Communicative Disorders administratively houses the Speech and Hearing Center. The Speech and Hearing Center serves not only as a practicum facility for students enrolled in the department but also as a service delivery program for Tuscaloosa and the surrounding communities.

More Information

For more information about the department and our faculty, visit the Research Overview or see our Mission and Vision.

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