Minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Minor

Prepare for a career in education, medicine, dentistry, allied health including occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, physician assistant, music therapist, psychologist, audiologist, or speech-language pathologist!

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers opportunities to sample courses, to complete a minor, or to complete coursework to fulfill requirements for application to graduate programs in audiology or speech-language pathology.

The minor provides an introduction to the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology and serves as excellent preparation for many career paths. The minor in communication sciences and disorders provides in-depth study of typical speech, language, and hearing processes across the life span.

Coursework includes an introduction to communication sciences and disorders, speech and language development, clinical phonetics, anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism, and audiologic (hearing) processes. Students enrolled in the minor may select from elective coursework in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, speech science, aural rehabilitation, and clinical observation.

Note: Entry-level practice in speech-language pathology or audiology requires a graduate degree. Application to graduate programs in the U.S. requires completion of at least one course in biological science, physical science, social or behavioral science, and statistics. Graduate programs in audiology and speech-language pathology each specify program pre-requisites. Students interested in the minor and any student who plans to apply to graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology must meet with the CSD Undergraduate Advisor.