A degree in Communication Disorders prepares students to enhance the quality of life for all ages. Communication disorders are found in both children and adults. These disorders include difficulty comprehending, detecting, or applying language and speech skills, as well as hearing impairment. Problems in these areas make it difficult to verbally engage with others. With a major in Communication Disorders, you are trained to give your clients the tools to communicate so they can live a happier life. You may one day teach a young child who cannot speak to say hello for the first time, or help someone learn to speak again after a stroke.
While you are earning your bachelor’s degree, you’ll study speech and language development. You’ll learn about hearing, the practice of audiology, and how to work with patients in a clinical setting. In AUM’s on-site Speech and Hearing Clinic, you will have the unique opportunity to directly interact with patients in a supervised treatment program.
More About the Program
Communication Disorders Program of Study
Communication Disorders Program Application
Communication Disorders Handbook
Directions to AUMSHC
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of future job growth and salaries nationally.
The undergraduate degree in Communications Disorders is an excellent launching pad to graduate school and the superb job prospects that await speech language pathologists and audiologists, and with higher-than-average salaries. Employment of speech language pathologists and audiologists through 2028 is expected to grow 27 percent, and is one of the top 10 fastest-growing occupations. The median annual pay for these professionals was $77,510 as of 2020.
Department of Communication Disorders
Auburn University at Montgomery
7177 Halcyon Summit Dr.
The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.
Course sampling specific to the Communication Disorders major includes:
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