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Minors

Minors

A minor in communication sciences and disorders is offered to undergraduate students wishing to enhance their knowledge of speech-language pathology or the habilitation of the deaf and hard of hearing. A total of 18 credit hours is required, which must include COSD 10303 and 10343. The remaining credit hours must be approved by a health sciences advisor in the Academic Resource Center. Of those remaining credit hours, six must be at the 3000 level or above. No COSD course in which the student receives a C or lower may count toward the minor or as a prerequisite for subsequent courses.

Students pursuing a minor in speech-language pathology may choose 12 credit hours from the following coursework:

  • COSD 20303 Speech & Hearing Science (3)
  • COSD 20323 Clinical Methods (3)
  • COSD 20333 Phonetics (3)
  • COSD 30303 Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Hearing (3)
  • COSD 30323 Speech Sound Disorders (3)
  • COSD 30333 Language Development (3)
  • COSD 30343 Aural Rehabilitation (3)
  • COSD 30363 Audiology (3)
  • COSD 30373 Language Disorders (3)
  • COSD 50323 Counseling Special Populations (3)

Students pursuing a minor in habilitation of the deaf & hard of hearing may choose 12 credit hours from the following coursework:

  • 20343 Intermediate Sign Language (3)
  • 30353 Teaching Elementary School Subjects to DHH Children (3)
  • 30383 American Sign Language 1 (3)
  • 30393 Language Development of DHH (3)
  • 40323 Advanced Language Development for DHH (3)
  • 40333 Teaching Speech to People with Hearing Loss (3)
  • 40383 American Sign Language 2 (3)

Related Minors

Many students who major in Speech-Language Pathology or Habilitation of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing choose to minor in areas which would give them additional knowledge in the populations those professions serve. Examples of these minors include healthy aging, child development and Spanish for health professions.