Communication Sciences and Disorders, Minor

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The undergraduate minor in communication sciences and disorders requires a minimum of 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. in courses taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.00 in courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Students must begin the minor with CSD:1015 Introduction to Speech and Hearing Processes and Disorders, which provides a broad overview of all aspects of the normal communication process and of various disorders. Students complete the minor by choosing from the courses listed below, according to their interests.

The minor in communication sciences and disorders requires the following coursework.

Course # Title Hours
This course:
CSD:1015Introduction to Speech and Hearing Processes and Disorders2
A minimum of 13 s.h. from these:
CSD:2110Phonetics: Theory and Applications3
CSD:2111Basic Acoustics for Speech and Hearing3
CSD:3112Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Production4
CSD:3113Introduction to Hearing Science4
CSD:3116Basic Neuroscience for Speech and Hearing3
CSD:3117Psychology of Language3
CSD:3118Language Acquisition3
CSD:3185Hearing Loss and Audiometry3
CSD:4140Manual Communication1
CSD:4145Developmental Language Disorders3
CSD:4148Developmental Speech Disorders3
CSD:4244Rehabilitative Audiology3