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2006-2007 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
2006-2007 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Disorders Minor

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(18 credits)

Many of the courses required for minors may also fulfill or partially fulfill a General Education category. For more information, see the General Education Requirements section. Some courses required for minors may also satisfy courses required for majors. Students pursuing a minor should notify and consult with the appropriate department chair and complete the appropriate paperwork with the Registrar’s Office so that it can be noted on the transcript.

The minor in communication disorders program offers pre-professional training to students interested in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology.  The minor provides students with several of the basic prerequisite courses required for graduate study in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology.  These are foundation courses in the field which will help meet certification requirements.  These courses give students an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing as well as a basic understanding of normal communication and its development.

The goal of the program is to provide students with the critical thinking, problem-solving, oral and written communication skills, and ethical decision making skills necessary for success in the field and in graduate school.  A broad base of coursework is offered which prepares students for graduate study in either speech-language pathology or audiology.

Selectives (9 credits)

Students choose three of the following courses.  Students interested in pursuing graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology should focus on core courses. (CMDS 101, 353, 355, 363, 456) These courses are required for certification by the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  Please note that some of the following courses have prerequisites.

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