Communication Sciences and Disorders B.A.Sc.
Communication Sciences & Disorders
College of Education and Human Service Professions
The B.A.Sc. in communication sciences and disorders prepares students for admission to professional graduate degree or licensure programs in speech-language pathology, audiology, or education of the hearing impaired. This pre-professional undergraduate program also prepares students to work as clinical aides to communication disorders specialists working in a variety of human service and health care settings. The program includes the study of phonetics, the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms, the normal development of speech and language, and the nature and treatment of disorders of speech, language, and hearing disorders.
This program is available:
Students must complete 12 credits before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
Upon completion of at least 12 credits at UMD and an overall GPA of 3.0, including transfer courses, a student is admitted to the program; freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major. Pre-CSD majors or students with other declared majors who have an overall University of Minnesota cumulative GPA of 3.00, including transfer courses and have completed a minimum of 12 credits, may declare a CSD major. When a student is ready to declare a CSD major, his/her CSD academic adviser notifies the CEHSP Academic Services Office to institute the change in statue from pre-major to major; students must be admitted majors in order to enroll in any upper division core courses. Mandatory advising is in effect for all students with fewer then 60 credits and for students whose cumulative GPAs fall below 3.00 (including transfer work). For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
1. Compliance with general regulations governing granting of degrees. 2. Students seeking two degrees (e.g., a B.A. and B.A.Sc.) must fulfill the major requirements for both degrees. 3. Students are required to review their degree status in the CEHSP Advising & Academic Services Office early in their senior year.
Introductory Course (1 cr)
This course will be waived for transfer students or students who change colleges from a college where it is not required. Register course for one credit.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
Junior Band (22 cr)
Must be admitted to the CSD major. Courses should be taken concurrently.
Fall (13 cr)
CSD 3103 - Anatomy of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms (3.0 cr)
CSD 3131 - Language Development (4.0 cr)
CSD 3150 - Fundamentals and Clinical Applications of Speech Science (3.0 cr)
CSD 3200 - Articulation and Phonological Disorders (3.0 cr)
Senior Band (17 cr)
CSD 4197 and CSD 4110 are taken one time and concurrently. These two courses may be taken either fall or spring semester.
Fall (9 cr)
CSD 4000 - Introduction to Applied Statistics for the Communication Sciences (3.0 cr)
CSD 4150 - Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology in Communication Sciences and Disorders (3.0 cr)
CSD 4400 - Hearing Disorders and Evaluation (3.0 cr)
Additional Requirements (21-24 cr)
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3160 - Advanced Writing: Social Sciences (3.0 cr)
BIOL 1001 - Biology and Society [LE CAT4, NAT SCI, SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1011 - General Biology I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (5.0 cr)
COMM 1112 - Public Speaking [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
or COMM 1222 - Interpersonal Communication [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
PHYS 1001 - Introduction to Physics I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (5.0 cr)
or PHYS 1011 - Conceptual Physics [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (3.0 cr)
Certification and Licensure
In order to work in the state of Minnesota, speech-language pathologists must hold a Master's degree, a certificate of clinical competence from the American speech-Language-Hearing association (ASHA) and license from either the MN Dept of Health or MN Dept of Educ. Audiologists must hold a doctoral degree, a certificate of clinical competency from ASHA or board certification from the American Academy of Audiology, and a license from the MN Dept of Health.
The graduate program is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). CAA accreditation is recognized by the U.S Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education.