Communication & Dramatic Arts

Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Option

Speech Language Pathology Audiology

The Auburn Montgomery Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology program is one of only a few in the country where undergraduate students receive direct clinical experience with patients. After graduation, students are qualified to work in the public school systems of Alabama as an assistant to a licensed speech therapist. Students may also opt to pursue a graduate degree to qualify as a licensed speech therapist or audiologist. Jobs are available in school systems, private practice, or a hospital-medical setting.

Students enter the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology curriculum after achieving junior standing at AUM. Virtually all core curriculum coursework should have been completed so that professional education is not interrupted.

You will spend your junior and senior years completing academic coursework in speech-language pathology and audiology and obtaining required clinical training and experience with patients through the Speech and Hearing Center on AUM's campus. You will complete approximately 60 hours of supervised experience in speech-language therapy and assessment and treatment of patients with hearing disorders.

COMM 3400 The Speech and Hearing Mechanism
COMM 3500 Introduction to Speech Pathology & Audiology
COMM 4911 Observation in Speech
COMM 4912 Clinical Procedures in Speech
COMM 4913 Clinical Practicum I in Audiology
COMM 4914 Clinical Practicum II in Audiology  1
COMM 4410 Phonetics
COMM 4503 Methods and Procedures in Speech Pathology
COMM 4510 Articulation & Phonological
COMM 4515 WI Fluency Disorders
COMM 4520 Voice & Craniofacial
COMM 4530 Language Development & Disorders
COMM 4543 Diagnosis & Clinical Management in Speech-Language Pathology
COMM 4560 Speech & Hearing Science
COMM 4570 Neurophysiological Aspects 3
COMM 4600 Introduction to Audiology  3
COMM 4610 WI Writing for SLPA 4
COMM 4620 WI Aural Rehabilitation, Habilitation & Hearing Conservation
Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Hours

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Advising Sheet

Application to the Program in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology


AUM has a chapter of the National Student Speech, Language, Hearing Association. For more information contact faculty advisor Dr. Amy Ogburn at or 334-244-3410.

Career Possibilities

Work as a speech-language pathologist or an audiologist. Work in a variety of settings from hospitals to private practice to the public school system.