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.
- Speech-Language Pathologist
- Speech Scientist
- Hearing Scientist
- Work with special needs children or adults
Required CSD Minor Courses
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
Academic & Student Affairs
Communication Arts and Sciences Building, Room 189
404 Wilson Road
East Lansing, Michigan 48824