The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University is devoted to the study of human communication and associated disorders. The Department offers the Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Master of Science Degree (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology. The undergraduate and graduate programs support the Department's mission to prepare students for careers in Speech-Language Pathology. The goal of the program is to prepare students to meet ASHA certification standards and NC state licensure requirements for entering clinical practice.

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), an entity within the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700

The Department is home to the Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic which serves as a community-based training facility for graduate students pursuing their Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. The Clinic has provided quality services to children, adolescents and adults with communication disorders since 1968.

Contact the department

Dr. Lauren Renkert
Interim Chair
124 Edwin Duncan Hall
Phone: 828-262-7182
Fax: 828-262-3135

Angie Jones
Administrative Assistant
Edwin Duncan Hall, Room 124
Phone: 828-262-7182
Fax: 828-262-3153

Communication Disorders Clinic

The Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic is a unit in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and provides prevention, assessment, and treatment services in the areas of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders.

Dr. Gary McCullough
Clinic Director
University Hall, Room 123C
Phone: 828-262-7697
Fax: 828-262-6766

Debe Jones
Administrative Assistant
University Hall, Room 123B
Phone: 828-262-7697
Fax: 828-262-6766