Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD)
Communication is a key component of human interaction. Enhancing the way people communicate is a key element of earning a degree in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Whether your goal is to work with children learning to communicate, or adults with hearing problems, you’ll leave UND armed with the resources you need to enhance the quality of life for others.
By working with an advisor in the department, you can combine courses and professional experience to tailor your degree to fit your goals. Some sample courses you might take are:
- Survey of Communication Disorders
- Speech and Hearing Science
- Language Development
- Introduction to Audiology
At UND, it’s not just what you do in the classroom that counts. By taking advantage of on-campus resources, you can enhance your understanding of course material while simultaneously gaining professional experience in your field.
By studying the clinical process and skills, coupled with the clinical practicum observation experience, CSD requirements will create resume-building and valuable educational experiences for you before graduation.
Different areas of emphasis can create countless job opportunities for CSD graduates. Combining the learning aspects of research and the clinical treatment of patients with communication disorders creates a variety of career paths for students in the major. Regardless of your career track, you can work in:
- Elementary and secondary schools
- Nursing and residential care facilities
- Public clinics
- Private practice clinics
- University education
- Community hearing and speech agencies
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