The Minor in Communicative Sciences and Disorders introduces students to the study of normal communication processes and the application of that knowledge to the identification, treatment, and prevention of communication disorders in children and adults. Students gain familiarity with normal speech, language, and hearing processes; develop a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism; become familiar with the disorders that affect the ability to communicate across the lifespan; and explore the impact of speech, language, and hearing disorders on communication processes across the lifespan. Students complete some foundational prerequisite courses required for graduate degrees in speech pathology and acquire a foundation for pursuing degrees in medical or allied health professions, education, and behavioral sciences.
The minor is open to all undergraduate students at NYU with the exception of students majoring in CSD or CSD/GPH through Steinhardt.
To request declaration of a minor, Steinhardt students should discuss requirements with the minor department’s advising team and complete the Minor Application in Albert. To request declaration of a cross-school minor, Steinhardt students should complete the online Minor Application available in their Albert Student Center. Students may also use the Minor Application in Albert to request cancellation of a Steinhardt or cross-school minor. For questions related to the declaration or cancellation of a minor, students can contact the Steinhardt Advisement and Registration Team at email@example.com.