Communication Sciences and Disorders Minor
Work as a speech-language assistant or prepare for graduate study
Skills and opportunities for:
- Critical Thinking
- Oral and Written Communication
- Service to Others
Consider this Growing Field:
One of the top 28 careers for 2013, according to U.S.News and World Report
100 best jobs in America for 2010, according to CNN.com
Average salary of $74,000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics
Infants, children, or adults.
Work with people with disorders of:
Hearing, voice, fluency, and language.
- CMDS 101 - Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders (3 credits)
- CMDS 456 - Language Acquisition and Development (3 credits)
Students choose three of the following courses. Students interested in pursuing graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology should focus on core courses that are preceded by an asterisk (*). These courses are required for certification by the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Please note that some of the following courses have prerequisites.
- CMDS 239: Understanding Deafness & Hearing Loss
- CMDS 259: Phonetics
- *CMDS 353: Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech and Hearing
- *CMDS 363: Speech & Hearing Science
- CMDS 368: Articulation and Phonological Disorders
- CMDS 462: Aural Rehabilitation
Admission to graduate school in speech-language pathology and audiology is competitive. Graduate programs typically require a grade point average of more than 3.0 and Graduate Record Examination completion in addition to the core courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Individual schools may also have requirements beyond the courses listed here. Students should familiarize themselves with the admission requirements of schools to which they intend to apply. See Deborah Cook, coordinator of Communication Sciences and Disorders, for further information and advisement.
Want More Information?
Contact: Deborah C. Cook, Interim Chair
Location: Locklin Hall, Room 110