Communication Sciences and Disorders

The minor in communication sciences and disorders provides a pathway to graduate programs in speech-language pathology, as well as in education and the health professions. The minor provides in-depth study of normal speech, language and hearing processes, as well as a background orientation to disorders of communication. It also provides the prerequisite courses for entry into Pacific’s master of speech-language pathology program.


  • 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


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 & World Report.

School of Communication Sciences & Disorders

The minor in communication sciences and disorders is part of the College of Education's School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, which also offers a master's and post-baccalaureate degree in speech-language pathology.

CSD Minor Planned Program (pdf)

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