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Communication Sciences & Disorders

Our undergraduate program prepares students for graduate work in speech pathology or audiology. We uniquely combine a Christian perspective and academic excellence in all our courses and service learning experiences.

Degree offered


Major requirements: CMDS 1001, 1013, 2023, 3001, 3002, 3013 or 3113, 3023, 3063, 4003, 4013, 4033, 4053, 4063, 4601; choose two of the following: PSYC 2013/SOCI 3013, BIOL/PSYC 3064, NSCI 4002 SOCI 4073; 18 hours in one related field. The requirement for a minor is waived.

Minor requirements: CMDS 1001, 1013, 2023, 3001; NSCI 4002 and additional CMDS hours with departmental approval to equal a minimum of 18 hours.

Why consider a career in Speech/Language Pathology?

Of all the gifts bestowed upon humanity, the ability to communicate is one of the most important. Any impairment of this ability can have far-reaching consequences, affecting every aspect of a person's life, from learning, to work, to interactions with family, friends, and community. Speech-language pathologists provide services to prevent, diagnose, evaluate, and treat communication disorders.

At OBU, student speech/language clinicians are provided a practicum component as a part of their academic training program. Student clinicians are supervised by nationally-certified, state-licensed speech/language pathology faculty members. Faculty members either hold a master's or doctoral degree & have extensive clinical experience in a variety of settings.

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