Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Undergraduate Programs
103 BROWN HALL /(320) 308-2092
Programs at a Glance
- BS – Communication Sciences and Disorders
- BES – Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Minor – CSD:
- Speech-Language Pathology Emphasis
- Deaf Education Emphasis
- Minor (BES) – Communication Sciences and Disorders
Program admission and performance requirements
Admission – Department
- completion of 9-12 credits in CSD courses
- 3.00 GPA or higher overall
University minimum requirements for bachelor’s degrees
- 120 credits
- 40 credits in Liberal Education
- 45 credits in upper-division (300-400) courses
- 30 credits in residence at SCSU
- 2.00 GPA overall, in major, and in minor (departments may set higher standards)
(See this section and the section on the School of Health and Human Services for more information.)
Also see School of Health and Human Services descriptions and requirements.
Chairperson: Rebecca Crowell
Faculty: Crowell, Devers, Estrem, Larsen, Rangamani, Smits-Bandstra, Whites
The undergraduate degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders are offered at a pre-professional level to prepare students to pursue their interests in the profession of speech-language pathology. State Departments of Education and of Health as well as the national professional organization, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), have established credentials governing the practice of speech language pathology. The master's degree is the minimum entry level credential for the independent practice of speech-language pathology in any employment setting.
Students pursuing a major in CSD are encouraged to meet with a CSD adviser as early as possible. Please contact the department
(320-308-2092) to schedule an appointment with an undergraduate adviser.
To meet ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) Certification Standards, students must take one course in each of these four areas: a) Biological Sciences, b) Physical Sciences, c) Social/Behavioral Sciences, d) Mathematics. These courses should be taken as part of the general education requirements.
To be admitted to the CSD major, a student should have completed 9 to 12 credits of CSD courses and must have an overall grade point average of 3.00 or better. A student must be formally admitted to the major before enrolling in practicum. The CSD B.S. degree requires electives or the completion of a minor in another department. Students should work closely with a CSD adviser when making decisions about the elective credits.
Bachelor of Science
CSD 130, 220, 322, 324, 325, 426, 431, 432, 434, 441, 442, 450, 452, 457, 460, 461, ENGL 361, CEEP 262 or PSY 240.
Plus 24 credits of approved electives or completion of a minor. Completion of CSD 450 with a grade of C or higher fulfills the university's upper division writing requirement.
CSD Minor: Speech-Language Pathology Emphasis (24)
CSD 130, 220, 322, 431, 432, 434, 442, 468.
CSD Minor: Deaf Education Emphasis (24)
CSD 130, 220, 322, 324, 325, 441, 442, 468.
Bachelor of Elective Studies
Completion of 32 credits with the approval of the department. Completion of CSD 450 with a passing grade fulfills the university's upper division writing requirement.
Completion of 24 CSD credits with the approval of the department.