Communicative Sciences and Disorders Minor

The Communicative Sciences and Disorders minor focuses on the study of both normal and disordered aspects of speech, language, and hearing. Students apply this knowledge to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of communicative disorders. Areas of specialization include speech-language pathology, audiology and speech and hearing sciences.

Possible Careers

  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Audiologist
  • Speech Scientist
  • Hearing Scientist
  • Work with special needs children or adults

Required CSD Minor Courses

Please refer to the MSU Office of the Registrar page for CSD Course information >

Recommended Additional CSD Courses

CSD 203 - Introduction to Communicative Sciences and Disorders
CSD 232 - Descriptive Phonetics
CSD 391 - Clinical Observation

To become a Speech-Language Pathologist, a Master's Degree is required. To become an Audiologist, an AuD is required. Graduate programs in Communicative Sciences and Disorders are very competitive. It is important that students maintain a strong GPA to be considered for graduate school applications. Most programs require at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be eligible to apply. However, many programs look for higher cumulative GPA's. Here at MSU, the average cumulative GPA of an incoming graduate student is 3.7.

To Make an Advising Appointment


Appointments are posted every Wednesday morning. Express Advising is available every Wednesday during Fall & Spring Semesters from 8-11 am and 1-4 pm in 189 Communication Arts and Sciences Building.

Advising for CSD Minor

Alicia Birdsong
(517) 432-7715

Jennifer New
(517) 333-1794

Academic & Student Affairs

Communication Arts and Sciences Building, Room 189
404 Wilson Road
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
(517) 355-1794

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