Communication Sciences and Disorders

Program Highlights

  • Complete an undergraduate minor that fulfills the prerequisites for the Pacific University master’s program in speech-language pathology
  • Learn in clinical and academic settings
  • Develop close mentoring relationships with your professors
  • Prepare for a career helping people communicate at all stages of their lives


The CSD minor has students taking classes in biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics, and social/behavioral sciences. They will also complete courses like Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech and Language Development, and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology.


Students who complete the communication sciences and disorders minor are prepared for Pacific’s speech-language pathology master’s degree program, as well as for graduate studies or careers in audiology or special education. Speech-language pathology was ranked 14th among the top 25 professions in the United States by US News and World Report.

Director & Professor, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Assistant Professor Clinical Education
Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education