Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders

A BS degree is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the requirements listed below:

I. General Education- Required Core (15 SH) and Foundational Content (23 SH) as well as all Development Content requirements

CSD majors are required to take the following courses which may be used to help satisfy General Education requirements. Choose 1 Chemistry or Physics course, 1 Biology course, 1 Statistics course, and PSY 111. Students interested in pursuing an Audiology degree are encouraged to take Physics rather than Chemistry as many AUD programs require physics.
Elementary Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Data Analysis and Visualization
Introduction to Psychology
Survey of Chemistry
General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
College Physics I
University Physics I
BIOL 111Concepts of Biology4
or BIOL 111H Honors Concepts of Biology
or BIOL 115 Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology
or BIOL 220 Anatomy and Physiology I
or BIOL 221 Anatomy and Physiology II

II. Required CSD Courses (41-44 SH)

CSD 221Language Analysis in CSD2
CSD 310Introduction to Communication Disorders3
CSD 320Introduction to Phonetics3
CSD 321Language Development3
CSD 322Speech Sound Disorders3
CSD 324Techniques in Communication Disorders3
CSD 331Language Disorders in Children3
CSD 341Speech and Hearing Science2
CSD 342Introduction to Audiology4
CSD 408Social and Pragmatic Communication Disorders3
CSD 411Clinical Practicum3
CSD 412Neurology for Communication Disorders2
CSD 413Anatomy and Physiology for Communication Disorders3
CSD 420Advanced Communication Disorders3
CSD 427Aural Rehabilitation3
 

III. Required Interdisciplinary Component (17 SH)

Child and Adolescent Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Introduction to Exceptional Children
American Sign Language I 1
Manually Coded English
Introduction to Learning and Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities

IV. Elective Interdisciplinary Component: 3 courses are required; you may take more if desired

Educational Psychology
Profes and Tech Writing
Teaching Writing
Principles of Pharmacology
Health Care Through the Life Span
Medical Terminology
Introduction to Leadership
Introduction to Counseling
Psychology of Adjustment
Abnormal Psychology
Social Psychology
Theories of Learning
Sensation and Perception
Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
Behavior Modification
Social Psychology
Intro to Ed of Children w/DHH
Assisting People with Traumatic Brain Injury
Disability and Society
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Survey of Deaf Culture
Collaboration in Special Education
Interdisciplinary Teaming and Community Collaboration in Human Services
Self-Care for the Helping Professions
V. Aging Component: Choose 1 (3 SH)
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
-Death & Dying
Aging in the Life Course

 VI. Literacy Component: Choose 1 (2-3 SH)

Language Development and Emerging Literacy
Foundations of Reading
Children's Literature
Adolescent Literature
 VII. Diversity Component: Choose 1 (2-3 SH)
 
Teaching Diverse Learners
Transcultural Health Care
Diversity in Families
Cultural Studies
Comparative Ethnic Studies
Diversity in America

Post-Baccalaureate Program

The Post-Baccalaureate Program (Post-Bac) is intended for individuals who have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than Communication Sciences and Disorders. Typically, Post-Bac students have earned degrees in English, education, psychology, or linguistics although students who have completed a bachelor's degree with any major may apply for consideration to the post-bac program.

The Post-Bac Program is a two or three-semester plan in which the student takes all undergraduate classes in Communication Sciences and Disorders. To meet ASHA standards, the student is also required to have taken and earned a grade of "C" or better in the following classes: (1) statistics, (2) biology, (3) physics or chemistry, and (4) social/behavioral science (psychology, sociology, or anthropology). Students should also have a background in sign language, and coursework in diversity. If these courses are missing, classes should be taken prior to entering the program or immediately following the Post-Baccalaureate year.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Admission to the Post-Bac program is competitive.
  • Application is completed through Enrollment Services.

Post-Baccalaureate Admission Procedures

  1. Post-Baccalaureate Admission Procedures

    1) Complete and Submit the MSU Undergrad Online Application to the Post-Baccalaureate Program with $35 (US) application fee.

    a) Type of Application: Undergraduate Transfer

    b) Major/Program: Communication Sciences and Disorders

    c) Degree/Plan: Non-Degree Seeking

    d)  Answer Yes to Supplemental Question: Are you applying to the Post-Baccalaureate Communication Sciences and Disorders Program?

    Priority Consideration March 1.

    Applications accepted through May 1 for non-US residents. Applications accepted through June 15 for U.S. residents.
     

    Please submit the following documents:

    1) All non-academic documents can be emailed to msu.admissions@MinotStateU.edu, faxed to 701/858-3888 or mailed to: Minot State University, Enrollment Services, 500 University Ave W, Minot, ND 58707.

    2)  Original Official Transcripts—It is required that you submit official transcripts from all universities attended and those you are currently attending. Candidates must have an overall 3.25 GPA at the undergraduate level in order to apply.

    3)  Three Recommendations—The online application will direct you to electronically submit three names of persons who will complete your online recommendation forms. Choose persons who can attest to your ability to complete the intensive one-year Post-Baccalaureate Program and potential success at the
    graduate level.


     
     

    International and Canadian Applicants only:

    9)   I-20 and Financial Documents

    a)  International and Canadian Applicants need to submit the I-20 form and proof of financial support for an Undergraduate degree as part of their application package

    b)   Canadian

    i)  MinotStateU.edu/international/documents/app_can_i20_and_cfr.pdf.

    c)   International:

    i)  MinotStateU.edu/international/documents/app_int_i20_and_cfr.pdf

    Please Note:  North Dakota state policy requires us to collect evidence of financial support before an International applicant’s file can be reviewed. You are required to undergo a financial certification process prior to acceptance into the post baccalaureate program; however, this is not an indicator of the department’s decision.


     
     

Retention Criteria for Post-Baccalaureate Program

  1. Students may not continue enrollment with any grade lower than "C" in departmental coursework.
  2. Students must attain at least a minimum 3.25 GPA for the first semester of study.
  3. Students must pass a communication and hearing screening or provide evidence of a plan to address any communication or hearing issues.

Post-Baccalaureate Program Options (2 or 3 semesters):

1. CLINICAL PRACTICUM Option- 3 semesters (Recommended)

Fall Semester: 17 semester hours 

CSD 320Introduction to Phonetics3
CSD 321Language Development3
CSD 322Speech Sound Disorders3
CSD 324Techniques in Communication Disorders3
CSD 412Neurology for Communication Disorders2
CSD 427Aural Rehabilitation3

Spring Semester: 18 semester hours (+ any missing courses)

CSD 331Language Disorders in Children3
CSD 341Speech and Hearing Science2
CSD 342Introduction to Audiology4
CSD 408Social and Pragmatic Communication Disorders3
CSD 413Anatomy and Physiology for Communication Disorders3
CSD 420Advanced Communication Disorders3

Other undergraduate courses required to meet ASHA certification standards: chemistry or physics, biological science, social sciences statistics, and diversity.

Summer Semester: 3 hours (+ any missing courses)

CSD 411Clinical Practicum3

Other undergraduate courses required to meet ASHA certification standards: chemistry or physics, biological science, social sciences statistics, and diversity.

2. NO CLINICAL PRACTICUM Option- 2 semesters

Fall Semester: 17 hours 

CSD 320Introduction to Phonetics3
CSD 321Language Development3
CSD 322Speech Sound Disorders3
CSD 324Techniques in Communication Disorders3
CSD 412Neurology for Communication Disorders2
CSD 427Aural Rehabilitation3

 Spring Semester: 18 hours (+ any missing courses) 

CSD 331Language Disorders in Children3
CSD 341Speech and Hearing Science2
CSD 342Introduction to Audiology4
CSD 408Social and Pragmatic Communication Disorders3
CSD 413Anatomy and Physiology for Communication Disorders3
CSD 420Advanced Communication Disorders3

Other undergraduate courses required to meet ASHA certification standards: chemistry or physics, biological science, social sciences statistics, and diversity should be taken prior to entry into the graduate program.

Faculty

Professor

Lesley Magnus, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, S-LP(C), Reg. SK

Assistant Professors

Mary Huston, Ph.D., MS, CCC-SLP
Chair, Program Director

Robyn Walker, Ph.D., MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS
Clinical Director

Shelly Bredin-Oja, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Kayla Fisher, MS, CCC-SLP

Leisa Harmon, MS, CCC-SLP

Erin Holt, MS, CCC-SLP

Kara Nunziato, MS, CCC-SLP

Lisa Roteliuk, MS, CCC-SLP

Instructors

Emily Stephens, MS, CCC-SLP

Courtney Olson, MS, CCC-SLP

Adjunct

Amanda Blackwell, EdD, SLPD, CCC-SLP

Steven Moates, SLPD, CCC-SLP