Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Minor

   The Communication and Sciences and Disorders (CSD) minor is offered through the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and is intended as a pathway to graduate programs in speech-language pathology, audiology, or special education. The minor specifically prepares College of Arts and Sciences on the Forest Grove campus who are completing an undergraduate major in any discipline with the prerequisite courses needed for entry into the Speech-Language and Pathology (SLP) master’s degree program. These prerequisite courses are also available to those who have completed a bachelor’s degree and who seek entry into the SLP master’s degree program.

   The CSD minor requires 22 semester hours. The capstone project required for a bachelor’s degree is completed within a student’s major in the College of Arts and Sciences. In order to earn the bachelor’s degree, students would meet the requirements as established by Pacific University for that degree.


Section CSD Core Course Requirement Credit Hrs
CSD-200 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
CSD-202 Acoustics and Phonetics
CSD-204 Anatomy & Physiology of Speech
CSD-206 Introduction to Speech and Language Development
CSD-300 Introduction to Audiology and Audiology Assessment
CSD-302 Introduction to Motor Speech, Voice, and Stuttering
CSD-304 Child Speech and Language Disorders
Total Credits

Post-baccalaureate Prerequisite Entry Requirements for MS in Speech Language Pathology Program

   Candidates with a bachelor’s degree and no communications sciences and disorder (CSD) coursework in their undergraduate programs need to complete prerequisite course requirements (21 semester hours) prior to entry into the SLP master’s degree program. The undergraduate CSD courses (202-404) are offered in such a way that these candidates can take them in an intense schedule, likely during summer semester, or on the fall and spring schedule offered to traditional undergraduate students. In addition, CSD 301 Professional Orientation to Communications Sciences and Disorders (1 credit) is required for post-baccalaureate students.

CSD 301 Professional Orientation to Communication Sciences and Disorders
This course is designed to provide professional program candidates with a focused overview of the development, etiology, and treatment of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing processes and disorders.
1 credit

For More Information

Contact Person: Diana Watkins, Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
Phone: 503-352-1435