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Welcome to the Division of Communication Disorders!

We have a long history at the University of Wyoming, coursework in speech correction, as it was known at that time, was initiated in 1940, and the first dedicated degree bachelor’s degree in speech correction, was awarded to Barbara Kahn in January 1952.  The Division of Communication Disorders offers a bachelor's (B.S.) degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Science, and Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology.  We have very productive research faculty, creating and disseminating basic and clinical science to inform practice across the lifespan. Our clinical program provides services to the community and state of Wyoming, with 2800 - 3,000 patient contacts a year.  We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our academic programs, clinical services at the Speech & Hearing Clinic, faculty research,  as well as our scholarships and the Maggie Scarlet Summer Speaker Series. 

The Division and the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic are located in the Health Sciences building.    (campus map).

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The Master of Science education program in speech-language pathology at the University of Wyoming is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Division News

Working Her Way Through School

Students meeting with her professor.When you pull through the McDonald’s drive-through in Laramie, you never know if the person on the other side of the window is working her way toward a Ph.D. That was the case for senior Holly Trujillo, a speech, language and hearing science major with a minor in psychology from Sheridan, Wyo. Trujillo worked at McDonald’s before transferring to UW and continued to do so in Laramie, taking a managerial morning shift before classes.

“I’m paying for everything by myself,” Trujillo says. “I work full time, and I go to school full time, so I don’t have a lot of spare time.”

This year, she transitioned to Ark Regional Services, which serves adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injuries. She enjoys giving back to the community through her work, and the job also helps her prepare for a career as a speech-language pathologist—her dream since high school.

At left, Holly Trujillo meets with one of her mentors, Assistant Professor Erin Bush.

Holly is featured in the current edition of UWyo magazine. Read more about Holly's determination to succeed!




Contact Us

Division of Communication Disorders
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3311
Health Sciences, 265
Laramie, WY  82071
Phone: 307-766-6427
Fax: 307-766-6829


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