Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Minor

The Minor in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology is a 6 course program that provides prerequisite coursework for those interested in pursuing graduate work in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The minor is also a complement to related fields of study that may include linguistics, psychology, inclusive and early childhood education, family studies, child advocacy, biology, social work, gerontology, music therapy, and other health related fields. The coursework provides an introduction to normal communication development (speech, language, and hearing), as well as diagnosis and treatment of developmental or acquired disorders throughout the lifespan, current research, related professionals, and work settings.

Program Requirements

CSND 100Fields of Communication Sciences and Disorders3
Complete five courses from the following:15
Speech and Hearing Science
Introduction to Language Development 1
Phonetic Study of Speech Sounds (Linguistics majors can replace this course with LNGN 331) 1
Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Systems 1
Neurophysiological Bases of Communication 1
Clinical Procedures in Audiology 1
Total Credits18

Course counts as a prerequisite toward the Master's degree program in Communication Sciences and Disorders with Speech Language Pathology concentration.  It also counts as a prerequisite toward the Doctoral degree program in Audiology  These courses must be taken in order to be admitted to these programs as a student with a background in Speech.

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

First Year
No minor courses this semesterCSND 1003
 0 3
Second Year
Minor Elective 13Minor Elective 23
 3 3
Third Year
Minor Elective 33Minor Elective 43
 3 3
Fourth Year
Minor Elective 53No minor courses this semester
 3 0
Total Credits 18