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Communication Sciences and Disorders B.A.Sc.

Communication Sciences & Disorders
College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 67 to 70
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
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.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
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:
  • 3.00 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 3.00 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 3.00 transferring from outside the University
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.
General Requirements
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. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
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)
Lower Division Core (6 cr)
CSD 1100 - Phonetics [LE CAT3] (2.0 cr)
CSD 2230 - Introduction to Human Communication Disorders [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
CSD 2400 - Clinical Observation of Communication Disorders (1.0 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)
Spring (9 cr)
CSD 3160 - Fundamentals of Hearing Science (3.0 cr)
CSD 3232 - Language Disorders (3.0 cr)
CSD 3241 - Foundations of Treatment in Communication 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)
Spring (8 cr)
CSD 4110 - Introduction to Applied Clinical Methods in CSD (1.0 cr)
CSD 4197 - Clinical Practicum in Communication Disorders (1.0 cr)
CSD 4200 - Introduction to Fluency Disorders (3.0 cr)
CSD 5400 - Rehabilitative Procedures for the Hard of Hearing (3.0 cr)
Additional Requirements (21-24 cr)
Advanced Writing
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)
Biology
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)
Communication
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)
Physics
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)
Psychology
PSY 1003 - General Psychology [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 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.
Accreditation
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.
 
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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD.
CSD 1100 - Phonetics (LE CAT3)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Study and practice of International Phonetic Alphabet. English and non-English speech sounds as they occur separately and in connected speech. Variations in speech production as related to regional and/or class distinctions. prereq: CSD candidate or instructor consent
CSD 2230 - Introduction to Human Communication Disorders (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Receptive and expressive human communication disorders. Importance of communication to human behavior; influence that communication disorders exert on broad spectrum of human activities. Professional roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
CSD 2400 - Clinical Observation of Communication Disorders
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
All undergraduate students majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders are expected to complete 25 hours of clinical observation prior to enrollment in clinical practicum. These observations may be live or video recorded sessions that occur in a variety of clinical settings. This course will provide students with an opportunity to observe the assessment and treatment of individuals with communication disorders that encompass all ages and across the big nine categories of communication disorders. prereq: 2230 or instructor consent
CSD 3103 - Anatomy of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Anatomy and physiology as they relate to hearing and speech processes including respiration, phonation, and articulation. prereq: CSD candidate or instructor consent
CSD 3131 - Language Development
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasis on the acquisition and development of language, verbal and nonverbal, as children learn to communicate effectively by selecting the most appropriate communication strategies. prereq: CSD candidate or instructor consent
CSD 3150 - Fundamentals and Clinical Applications of Speech Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic principles of speech science including, acoustic characteristics of speech; physiology of respiration, phonation, and resonance; and theories of speech perception and production. Clinical and research applications of speech science will also be discussed. prereq: CSD candidate or instructor consent
CSD 3200 - Articulation and Phonological Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Differential diagnosis, assessment, and treatment considerations for articulation and phonological disorders. Outside observation required. prereq: 1100, 2230, CSD candidate or instructor consent
CSD 3160 - Fundamentals of Hearing Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introductory study of acoustics and psychoacoustics. prereq: 3103, CSD candidate or instructor consent
CSD 3232 - Language Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Focuses on the functional applications in the assessment and intervention of language disorders including a review of the various formal and informal assessment tools, and the approaches to language intervention. prereq: 3131, CSD candidate or instructor consent
CSD 3241 - Foundations of Treatment in Communication Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Focuses on foundational principals of treatment, applicable to a variety of communication disorders. prereq: 3103, 3131, 3150, 3200, CSD candidate or instructor consent
CSD 4000 - Introduction to Applied Statistics for the Communication Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Descriptive statistics; sampling techniques and statistical inference; applications of simple and factorial design; analysis of variance; nonparametric statistics; and introductory correlational analysis used in the behavioral sciences. prereq: CSD major; no grad credit
CSD 4150 - Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3103, 3150, 3160 or instructor consent; no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course covers the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the human brain as a foundation for understanding communication and swallowing disorders as well as their diagnosis and treatment. Students will learn about the anatomy of the brain, the basic physiology of nerve cells, the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and their specific contributions to human cognition, communication, and swallowing functions. prereq: 3103, 3150, 3160 or instructor consent; no grad credit
CSD 4400 - Hearing Disorders and Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Characteristics, development, and etiologies of typical auditory pathologies. Overview of basic hearing assessment and diagnostic techniques. Clinical observation required. prereq: 3103, 3160, CSD candidate or instructor consent
CSD 4110 - Introduction to Applied Clinical Methods in CSD
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 3241, instructor consent; no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Class includes discussions, demonstrations, and case studies in applying clinical methods. Subject matter complements CSD 4197: Undergraduate Practicum in CSD. prereq: 3241, instructor consent; no grad credit
CSD 4197 - Clinical Practicum in Communication Disorders
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 3241 with C grade or better, CSD candidate or instructor consent, no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised undergraduate clinical practicum in on-campus clinic under supervision of an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist. prereq: 3241 with C grade or better, CSD candidate or instructor consent, no grad credit
CSD 4200 - Introduction to Fluency Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Etiologies, characteristics, and development of stuttering and other fluency disorders. prereq: 2230, CSD candidate or instructor consent, no grad credit
CSD 5400 - Rehabilitative Procedures for the Hard of Hearing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories, principles, and methods regarding current approaches to aural rehabilitation of hard-of-hearing children and adults. prereq: 4400, CSD candidate or CSD grad or instructor consent
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing tasks in education as well as other fields related to the human service professions. Designed to prepare students to master their use of Edited Standard Written English while producing professional documents, including a major research project with an oral presentation. Assignments focus on audience, purpose, and the process of writing as they relate to the workplace. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 3140
WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing tasks in science, including oral presentations. Exploration of rhetorical situations in professional practice, including research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of professional documents, such as instructions, lab reports, proposals, short and long reports, and career documents. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for COMP 3150
WRIT 3160 - Advanced Writing: Social Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing for those whose professional interests are in sociology, anthropology, geography, criminology, psychology, women's studies, history, political science, and similar fields. Assignments center on producing documents encountered in the workplace, such as career documents, proposals, research projects, oral presentations, observational studies, and position papers. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for COMP 3160
BIOL 1001 - Biology and Society (LE CAT4, NAT SCI, SUSTAIN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course covers basic biology as it pertains to contemporary issues. Biology coverage includes cell biology, genetics, evolution and ecology. In addition to helping students understand biology, students will learn to more critically evaluate science that is presented in the media. (3 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab) prereq: For nonmajors
BIOL 1011 - General Biology I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Prerequisites: 1 yr high school Chem or 1 semester college Chem, Math ACT 21 = or 1 semester college math or minimum 15 credits.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental concepts of biology, including chemical basis of life, cell structure and function, energy transformations, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, genetics, molecular biology, DNA technology, development, origin of life, and evolution. (4 hrs lect, 2.5 hrs lab)
COMM 1112 - Public Speaking (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01378 - Comm 1112/1511
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of the theoretical bases of rhetoric to the public speaking situation.
COMM 1222 - Interpersonal Communication (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of the role communication plays in interpersonal relationships.
PHYS 1001 - Introduction to Physics I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Noncalculus general physics course primarily for certain preprofessional fields. Topics in mechanics, heat, and sound. prereq: Algebra, trig
PHYS 1011 - Conceptual Physics (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Descriptive, nonmathematical survey of basic concepts in physics from Newton to present. Instructor has considerable latitude regarding content. Primarily for liberal arts students; not for preprofessional preparation. prereq: Will not satisfy major or minor requirements in phys
PSY 1003 - General Psychology (LE CAT6, SOC SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of behavior; current knowledge of biological, social, and cognitive areas of psychology. Assessment, research methods, human development, personality, mental disorders, and therapy.
PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology (LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major processes in human development, conception through lifespan; biological and cultural influences on physical-motor, cognitive, social, and emotional development; effects of diverse cultural traditions and values; social policy implications.