Communication Disorders

Communication Disorders Studies Major

The Communication Disorders degree allows students to pursue training to become a Speech Language Pathologist or Audiologist. Students will learn about normal and disordered speech, language and hearing, and prepare for careers in this field. Speech Language Pathologists can work in a variety of settings including schools, private practice, and healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, rehab centers, outpatient clinics and the home care setting. Audiologists can work in healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, private clinics and industry. Speech Language Pathology is one of the fastest growing jobs in the healthcare industry with demand for therapists nationwide.

Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce as Speech Language Pathology Assistants or Audiology Assistants. Upon completion of the undergraduate degree students will be knowledgeable about the mechanisms of speech, language, hearing, and the identification and treatment of various disorders encountered throughout life. Students can choose to attend graduate school to obtain a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology or a Doctorate in Audiology (AuD).

The Communication Disorders degree requires two years of general education and pre-requisite courses prior to admission into the Communication Disorders program for the final two years of specialized studies and training. All courses are offered at Schreiner University, or students can transfer their pre-requisite and general education courses and begin with the upper-level specialized courses.

A Major in Communication Disorders (SPLH) requires the following hours: 33 core hours, 27 Collateral hours, 42 major hours, and 17 minimum elective hours. The major courses include:

SPLH 1301 Introduction to Communication Disorders

SPLH 3301 Language Development

SPLH 3302 Phonetics

SPLH 3303 Audiology

SPLH 3304 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language

SPLH 3305 Language Disorders and Intervention

SPLH 3306 Articulation and Phonological Disorders and Intervention

SPLH 3307 Aural Habilitation

SPLH 4301 Neural Bases of Communication

SPLH 4302 Communication Disorders in Children

SPLH 4303 Diagnostics

SPLH 4304 Speech and Hearing Science

SPLH 4305 Clinical Methods for Speech, Language and Hearing

SPLH 4306 Clinical Practicum for Speech and Hearing


Amanda DuBose
Amanda DuBose, MS CCC-SLP
Coordinator of Communication Disorders

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Amanda DuBose
Amanda DuBose, MS CCC-SLP
Coordinator of Communication Disorders

Diana Comuzzie
Diana Comuzzie, PhD
Director of the Health Professions Program