Minor in Communicative Disorders

The faculty in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies (CDDS) has designed a minor in Communicative Disorders to provide opportunities for non-CDDS students to have a good foundation either in Communicative Disorders or Deaf Studies. The particular foundation allows these students to enhance their majors with the studies of the minor.

For example, students in psychology may be interested in counseling careers working with deaf and hard of hearing people. They will appreciate the importance of understanding the challenges of working with deaf and hard of hearing children and adults, learning about Deaf culture and American Sign Language, and studying communication and educational options parents and teachers for their deaf and hard of hearing children. Other students majoring in linguistics, education, health professions, and other areas will also appreciate the foundation the option of the Minor in CD provides.

Other non-CDDS students will pursue the second option of the Minor in CD which is Speech Pathology/Audiology enhancing their major with the foundation regarding speech, language, and hearing disorders.

Eighteen units are required for either of the two options:

The list of courses for the Deaf Studies option involves the following:

CSSD 80, 91, 92, 93, 139, 141

The list of courses for the Speech Pathology/Audiology option is as follows:

CSSD 80, 91, 95, 101, 102, 109

Please take a note that with permission of the department chair, substitutions can be made. The CD Minor also requires a 2.0 GP and 6 upper-division units in residence.