CSDS students practicing hearing tests on each other

Helping people overcome speech and hearing disorders is a calling, offering those called to the profession years of fulfilling service that makes a difference in the lives of others. We prepare highly qualified speech language pathologists and audiologists through faith-based academic coursework and clinical placements designed to foster lifelong learning. We will help you reach your personal career goals, while helping you develop high moral and ethical competency so that you will be of service to others in your community and throughout the world.

In these fields, a graduate degree is essential. Our entire undergraduate program is designed to give you the educational foundation and practical experience you need in preparation for the world’s leading graduate school programs.

Why Samford?

There are a number of reasons to consider studying communication sciences and disorders at Samford. Rigorous academics, a committed, passionate faculty, and extensive hands-on clinical experiences. Here, you’ll also find:

  • Low student-to-teacher ratio in the classroom
  • Highly educated and experienced faculty who are readily available to you
  • An assigned departmental academic advisor, in addition to a health professions advisor
  • Educational and medical mission trip opportunities that fulfill service learning requirements
  • A curriculum that is updated as needed to reflect the ever-evolving trends and practices in the health care industry

Admission Requirements

Prospective students must apply for admission to Samford University.

Program Specific Requirements:  

In order to progress in the undergraduate program in communication sciences and disorders, the student must:
1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above on all coursework.
2. Earn a grade of C or higher in biological sciences, physics, and/or chemistry, statistics, and social sciences.
Majors in the CSDS department make a commitment to the study of communication disorders and this signifies the student’s calling, motivation, and drive to commit to the academic standards that are required for admission into a CAA-accredited institution for graduate work in either speech-language pathology or audiology. Students and applicants with disabilities who seek accommodations should visit Disability Resources or email access@samford.edu

Life in the Program

"Within Samford's department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, you will find faculty and staff who not only teach from a wide variety of rich clinical experiences, but who also care deeply about you as both a student and an individual. The field of speech pathology is very dynamic and constantly evolving which makes Samford's well-rounded approach to learning an excellent choice. I can confidently walk into the next phase of my education because of the preparation I received at Samford and I am so grateful for the time I spent in this major."

Anna Grace Dickson ‘23

Plan of Study

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