Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Illinois State University
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders

As of 2014, our department will offer one major at the undergraduate level in communication sciences and disorders. This major will prepare students to apply for either the Master's Degree in Speech Langauge Pathology or the Doctoral in Audiology (AuD). 

67 total hours are required in this major.

48 hours of Communication Sciences and Disorders coursework:

  •  CSD 155:  Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  •  CSD 175:  Spoken & Written Language Development
  • CSD 210: Neurobasis of Speech, Language & Hearing
  • CSD 215:  Clinical Phonetics
  • CSD 218: Exploration in CSD
  •  CSD 248: Speech Science
  • CSD 249: Hearing Science
  • CSD 275: Spoken & Written Language Analysis
  •  CSD 316:  The Voice & Its Disorders
  •  CSD 319: Stuttering
  •  CSD 321:  Introduction to Language Disorders
  • CSD 323: Introduction to Neurogenic Disorders
  •  CSD 332:  The Clinical Process:  Evaluation and Treatment
  • CSD 350:  Introduction to Audiology
  • CSD 351:  Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation
  • CSD 380: Professional Writing in CSD  

13 hours of General Education coursework:

  • A course in Bilogy (BSC 101, BSC 196, or BSC 197)
  • A course in Chemistry OR Physics (CHE 102, CHE 110, CHE 112, or PHY 105)
  • MAT 120: Finite Mathematics
  • A course in Statistics (ECO 138, MQM 100, MAT 150, or PSY 138)

6 hours of Professional Education coursework: 

  • SED 101:  Exceptional Learner
  • C&I 210:  Child Growth and Development  or  PSY 213:  Development through the Lifespan