Minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders


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

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

Coursework includes speech and language development, clinical phonetics, anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, speech science, audiologic (hearing) processes, audiology, and aural rehabilitation.

Entry-level practice in speech-language pathology or audiology requires a graduate degree. Completion of the minor, together with a well-rounded undergraduate education, provides the prerequisite courses for application to graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology.