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2023-2024 Springfield College Catalog 
2023-2024 Springfield College Catalog

Communication Sciences and Disorders Minor

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Program Description

The minor in communication sciences and 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 that 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. 

(Please note that the minor does not fill all of the prerequisites for graduate study.)

Program Highlights

Degree: N/A

Required Credits: 15

School: School of Health Sciences

Department: Public Health and Health Professions

Modality: On-Ground

Locations: Main Campus (Springfield)

Additional Information: https://springfield.edu/programs/communication-sciences-and-disorders

Additional Admissions Information

Admission to graduate school in speech-language pathology and audiology is competitive. Graduate programs typically require a GPA > 3.0 and GRE scores in addition to the core courses in communication disorders. Individual schools may also have requirements beyond the courses listed here. Students should familiarize themselves with the admissions requirements of schools to which they intend to apply.

Undergraduate Curriculum Overview

The Academic Advising Center provides the following repositories of sequencing and curriculum guides for all undergraduate majors and minors to assist with course planning:  

Additional Notes:

  • There may be circumstances where credit totals do not reflect coursework that is eligible to count towards Core Curriculum and Major Requirement sections of a major simultaneously.
  • Degree requirements are subject to change. 

I. Minor Requirements (15 credits)

B. 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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