Department of Communicative Disorders

The University of Alabama’s Communicative Disorders undergraduate program provides general training in the areas of speech, language, pathology, and audiology. Communicative Disorders 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. Completion of the Communicative Disorders major courses is one component of the undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in communicative disorders. 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.

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The Department of Communicative Disorders offers a bachelor of arts (BA) degree and a minor in Communicative Disorders (speech-language pathology). Students majoring in Communicative Disorders are expected to matriculate to graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology.


Chair and Assistant Professor
  • Barber, Angela
Distinguished Graduate Research Professor
  • Formby, C. Craig
Assistant Professors
  • Buhr, Anthony
  • Gosa, Memorie


Intro Comm Disorders

Study of the types of speech, language, and hearing disorders; an introduction to the principles of rehabilitation of communicative disorders; and consideration of employment settings.

Lang & Speech Develop

Theory and practice of normal speech and language processes and sequences.

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