Communication Sciences and Disorders, Minor

The communication sciences and disorders (CSD) minor consists of one required foundation course taken prior to any core or elective courses, then two core courses and one elective from either the remaining core courses in the list or from a specified set of elective courses that are taught by units other than the CSD department. Students may consult with an advisor in the CSD department concerning the current listing of eligible elective courses for the CSD minor.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Foundation Course

Complete one of the following:4
Introduction to Communication Disorders
Communication Disorders in Movies

Communication Sciences and Disorders Core

Complete two of the following:6-8
Language Development
Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanism
Introduction to Audiology
Speech and Hearing Science
Speech Disorders across the Life Span
Language Disorders across the Life Span


Complete at least one of the following. Additional courses may be needed to complete a minimum of 15 semester hours for the minor.3-6
Elementary ASL 1
Counseling Theories and Practice
Public Speaking
Health Communication
Interpersonal Communication
COMM 3534
Introduction to Healthcare Ethics
Communication Skills for the Health Professions
Communication Skills for the Health Professions—Global
Learning and Motivation
Learning Principles and Behavior Analysis

Minor Credit Requirement

Minimum of 15 semester hours required in the minor

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor