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Major and Minor

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Major Sample Requirements

Consult the Course Catalog for specific requirements.

The B.S. in communication sciences and disorders requires students to fulfill the quantitative skills requirement for the liberal arts core and to complete 34 credits in CSD courses, as outlined below.

Required Introductory Course (3 credits)

  • CSD 212 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders (3 credits)

Normal Processes (18 credits)

  • CSD 315 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (3 credits)
  • CSD 325 Fundamentals of Hearing Science (3 credits)
  • CSD 345 Fundamentals of Speech Science (3 credits)
  • CSD 316 Introduction to Applied Phonetics (3 credits)
  • CSD 409 Cognitive Neuroscience of Speech and Language (3 credits)
  • CSD 422 Development of Speech and Language (3 credits)

Disorders (7 credits)

  • CSD 450 Clinical Classroom Practicum (1 credit)
  • CSD 429 Basic Clinical Audiology (3 credits)
  • CSD 451 Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology (3 credits)

CSD Electives (6 credits)

Non CSD course requirements: (12 - 13 credits) *as of Fall 2015:

  • Statistics
  • Physical Science
  • Biological Science
  • Behavior Science

Neuroscience Integrated Learning Major

Combining a CSD major with the Neuroscience Integrated Learning Major (ILM):

Neuroscience is the core of human communication in hearing, understanding and producing speech and language. Many of the communication disorders speech-language pathologists and audiologists work with are directly caused by developmental or acquired neurological damage/dysfunction. The ILM in Neuroscience is an excellent complement to CSD, providing advanced knowledge of neurological and cognitive function and assessment techniques related to language, speech and hearing.

Integrated Learning Major

Minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders Requirements

A minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders s designed for the student who wishes to explore the field, to investigate an area of academic substance, and to become familiar with a field that offers opportunitites in both applied and basic research and clinical practice. The minor consists of 18 credits in CSD coursework.

Required Introductory Course (3 credits)

  • CSD 212 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders (3 credits)

Three courses from the following group (9 credits)

  • CSD 315 Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech Hearing Mechanism (3 credits)
  • CSD 316 Applied Phonetics (3 credits)
  • CSD 325 Hearing Science (3 credits)
  • CSD 345 Fundamentals of Speech Science (3 credits)
  • CSD 409 Cognitive Neuroscience of Speech and Hearing (3 credits)
  • CSD 422 Development of Speech & Language (3 credits)

Two additional courses from the prior group or from the following (6 credits)

  • CSD 435 Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits)
  • CSD 427 Speech and Language Disorders in Children (3 credits)
  • CSD 429 Basic Clinical Audiology (3 credits)