Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences

The Motor Speech Disorders Lab, run by Dr. Kris Tjaden, with the Department of Communicative Disorder and Sciences in Cary Hall.

The Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences offers students a pre-professional major that focuses on the development and breakdown of speech, language and hearing processes. Courses cover the nature and causes of communicative disorders, the techniques used to assess and diagnose speech, language, and hearing disorders and the current methods used to remedy these problems.

Experiential Learning

Our department’s experiential learning programs provide students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the world outside the typical university setting.

  • Partner with faculty on a research project
  • Make an impact in the community through an internship with a local organization
  • Spend a semester as an aid to a speech language pathologist in a Buffalo school
  • Study abroad and learn directly from other nations and cultures
  • Explore what makes you curious through independent study


  • BA in Speech and Hearing Science
  • MA in Speech Language Pathology
  • AuD
  • PhD in Speech Pathology


  • Minor in Speech and Hearing Science