Pursue a rewarding career as a speech pathologist or audiologist.
Communication is central to human interaction. A Communication Sciences and Disorders
degree from UND prepares you to pursue professional work, including a graduate degree
in speech-language pathology or audiology.
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Why earn a communication disorders major?
Communication Sciences and Disorders is a rapidly growing field that offers tremendous
personal and professional rewards. At UND, you'll learn the fundamentals of communication
sciences and disorders, including:
Speech and hearing science
You'll get practical experience by conducting research and treating clients in our
own speech clinic. The Communication Sciences and Disorders degree program offers
excellent preparation for graduate study, which you'll need to work as a speech-language
pathologist or audiologist.
Whether your goal is to help children overcome speech disorders or work with adults
confronting hearing loss, our program provides the skills you need to make lives better.
CSD graduates from UND go on to top graduate schools across the country and find job
opportunities in audiology, speech-language pathology and more. Regardless of your
career track, you can work in:
Elementary and secondary schools
Nursing and residential care facilities
Community hearing and speech agencies
What can you do with a Communication Sciences and Disorders degree?
A Communication Sciences and Disorders degree gives you the strategic skills you need,
Speech Disorder Specialist
Our graduates have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
Advanced Medical Personnel Services, Inc.
North Dakota School for the Deaf
Communication Sciences and Disorders Degree Courses
CSD 232. Survey of Communication Disorders. 3 Credits.
Speech disorders: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and therapy of the common speech defects. F.
CSD 223. Phonetics. 3 Credits.
Introduction to Phonetics. Includes articulatory descriptions of the speech sounds of English and other language, the International Phonetic Alphabet, coarticulatory phenomena, suprasegmentals, phonological features and phonological processes. Supervised practice in broad and narrow transcription of normal and disordered speech is provided. F.
CSD 235. Speech and Hearing Science. 4 Credits.
An introduction to the normal processes of speech, hearing and language through the study of basic speech and hearing science exploring the scientific investigation of the physiological and acoustical parameters of speech. Prerequisites: CSD 231 and CSD 223, and MATH 103 or consent of instructor. S.
CSD 343. Language Development. 3 Credits.
The nature and development of linguistic content, form, and use from birth to adulthood are studied relative to the development of communication and speech; relative to cognitive, social, and physical development; and relative to cultural diversity. Prerequisites or Corequisites: ENGL 209, PSYC 250, and CSD 340; or equivalents. F.
CSD 340. Normal Language Structure. 3 Credits.
The purpose of this course is to learn to analyze the grammar of English, focusing on morphology and syntax. The knowledge gained will serve as a foundation for the analysis of normal and impaired language. Prerequisite: ENGL 209 or equivalent. S.
CSD 431. Introduction to Audiology. 3 Credits.
Elementary structure and function of the hearing mechanism; basic psychophysical dimensions of the auditory mechanism; types of deficient hearing; pure tone threshold and screening audiometry. Students are required to do hearing testing to qualify for certification in speech and hearing. Prerequisites: CSD 231 and CSD 235, and MATH 103. F.
Leaders in Action
With personal experience guiding her, Olivia Taylor pursued speech language pathology
to help others.