Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

When you improve a person’s ability to communicate, you improve their foundation for life.

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About this program

A degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders offers many exciting opportunities to serve your community. Students that complete a BS in communication science disorders will help individuals with speech, language, or hearing disabilities.

CSD majors learn the anatomy and physiology of speech, language, and auditory processes, and get hands-on experience assessing and managing disorders in speech, language, and hearing.

Coursework will prepare you to work with a variety of communication disorders across the age-span.

The BSCSD is a pre-professional degree.

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    Program Information

    Program Type



    Area of Study

    Health and Social Services


    4 years


    B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Program Location



    Speech-Language Pathology;

    Required Credit Hours


    Degree Requirements

    Students interested in CSD can choose from a B.S. in CSD, choose CSD as a minor, or pursue a minor in American Sign Language interpreting. For a full description of course requirements, please visit the online catalog.

    The minor in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) is offered by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Applied Sciences. The minor can complement many academic majors and provide students from various majors such as allied health care, biomedical engineering, education, general studies, gerontology, legal studies, psychology, psycholinguistics, recreational therapy, special education, journalism, and neuroscience, basic knowledge related to communication disorders. The CSD minor may assist students from various majors to be better equipped to assist individuals with communication disorders.

    Core courses include:

    Students must choose two of the following electives:

    To complete the minor in CSD, students must receive a C or better grade in all of the 18 credits they take. The communication sciences and disorders minor is offered fully online.

    The ASL Interpreting minor is an undergraduate, in-person minor. The minor includes three 4-credit courses and a 3-credit practicum totaling 15 hours of undergraduate-level coursework. Courses are offered in fall/spring/summer semesters. The courses in the minor will prepare students to become qualified interpreters for the Deaf. Learners can complete the minor in 20-24 months.

    Core courses include:

    The ASL Interpreting minor consists of the following courses:

    Students must apply for the minor in American Sign Language interpreting. Before applying, the applicant must complete ASL 111 and ASL 211 (12 hours of prerequisites) or have commensurate skills determined by a level II on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) given by course instructors.

    A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for courses counted toward the minor. No course may be repeated more than once, and no more than two courses may be repeated and applied toward the minor. In instances of repeated courses, the second grade will be used to determine eligibility to graduate. The time limit for completing the ASL minor is two years.

    What does communication science disorders look like in the job market?


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