Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders trains students to help meet the basic human need of communication for individuals with speech or communication disorders. More than 40 million people in the United States experience some form of communication disorder, and you will learn the science of how to therapeutically address the disorders and gain a creative approach that is transformational to the patients and families you serve.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders trains students to help meet the basic human need of communication for individuals with speech or communication disorders. More than 40 million people in the United States experience some form of communication disorder, and you will learn the science of how to therapeutically address the disorders and gain a creative approach that is transformational to the patients and families you serve.

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Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

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The Communication Sciences and Disorders major at ACU is designed to prepare you for graduate study in either Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology and ultimately for a career as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Our faculty mentorship, spiritual integration, rigorous academics and the opportunity to gain practical experience working with clients at the Center for Speech and Language Disorders foster in you the confidence, knowledge and perspective needed to influence this vital field.

Online Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders

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The Communication Sciences and Disorders major at ACU is also offered online and is designed to prepare you for graduate study in either Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology and ultimately for a career as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

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For individuals called to work as speech-language pathologists, the Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at ACU prepares graduates to meet the certification requirements to practice as a speech-language pathologist, as established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our nationally recognized program is offered on both the main campus in Abilene as well as our satellite campus in Dallas.


Accrediting Body: ACU’s Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.