Communication Sciences and Disorders Minor

Communication Sciences and DisordersDemand for speech-language pathologists is growing at a rapid pace, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. From improving the lives of premature infants to providing services to the elderly, the need for professionals with training in speech-language pathology has never been greater.

This innovative minor is offered through a partnership between Wheelock and the MGH Institute of Health Professions. The minor prepares you to work with children, adults, and their families in settings such as classrooms, after-school programs, hospitals, and social service agencies. Combining this minor with your Wheelock major will add value by deepening your knowledge about serving a unique and growing group of individuals.

Program Overview

The minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is designed to complement any Arts and Sciences major, including Psychology and Human Development, Education, and Humanities. In addition, this challenging 16-credit minor will help you fulfill the prerequisites for entry into a master's degree program in speech-language pathology.

Required Courses:
Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders (3 credits)
Phonetic Transcription and Introduction to Acoustic Phonetics (3 credits)
Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms (3 credits)
Language Acquisition (4 credits)
Audiology (3 credits)

To apply, students must have at least a 3.3 GPA and sophomore status.

Career Opportunities

Students will learn about the many CSD-related work opportunities in a variety of hospital, clinical, community, and educational settings.

This program gives students from a variety of disciplines a foundation to understand communication science and disorders and prepares them to be effective advocates for individuals with communication-related issues across the lifespan and in a variety of professional settings.

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