School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Undergraduate Minor

The Communication 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 and audiology. It may also serve as a pathway to graduate programs in education and the health professions. The minor provides in-depth study of normal speech, language and hearing processes and a background orientation to disorders of communication. The minor specifically prepares College of Arts & Sciences students 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 Pathology (SLP) master’s degree program.

The CSD minor requires 27 semester hours. The capstone project required for a bachelor’s degree is completed within a student’s major in the College of Arts & Sciences. In order to earn the bachelor’s degree, students would meet the requirements as established by Pacific University for that degree.

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Section Course Title Credit Hrs
CSD-200 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
CSD-209 Clinical Phonetics
CSD-203 Speech Science
CSD-204 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech
CSD-206 Speech and Language Development
CSD-300 Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation
CSD-310 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
CSD-306 Clinical Observation
Total Credits

*NOTE: Twenty-seven semester hours are needed to meet the prerequisite requirements whether taken as an undergraduate student, as a post-baccalaureate student, or a combination of both.

In addition to the above prerequisite courses, applicants for the Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology must show transcript evidence of at least one course in each of the following areas: biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics, and social/behavioral sciences.

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Phone: 503-352-1435