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Frequently Asked Questions - Undergraduate Studies
Where can I find detailed information about the profession of Speech-Language Pathology?
Visit the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Web site.
Are there going to be jobs for Speech-Language Pathologists in the future?
Consult the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site for the latest analysis of the job market for Speech-Language Pathologists.
What courses will I need to take?
Is clinical experience a part of the undergraduate major?
Yes. You will need to take two introductory courses about the clinical process and clinical skills in speech and language intervention. There is also an opportunity to gain field experience. Visit our clinic page for more information.
How long is the normal undergraduate program?
Under normal circumstances, the length of the undergraduate major in CSD is four years.
Who can advise me regarding course selection?
An advisor within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will be assigned to you when you declare your major. He or she will help you develop a course list for the major. Meet our advisors.
Where is the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders located?
We are located in Montgomery Hall. See UND map - F9, Building No. 81
How can I set up a visit to the department?
Please contact Enrollment Services to schedule a visit to the campus. Let them know that you would like to visit the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. They will set up a tour of the campus and an appointment with someone in the department.
I am a Canadian undergraduate student. What are my options regarding academic preparation for graduate training in speech-language pathology?
If you are a freshman or sophomore, you can transfer to UND and major in communication sciences and disorders. Most students take three years to complete the major, but it can be accomplished in two. If you are a junior or senior, you should obtain your degree in Canada and then enroll in the post-baccalaureate year at UND. It should be noted that you can be accepted into the post-baccalaureate program with either a 3-year or 4-year degree from a Canadian university.
What is the student to faculty ratio in the department?
The student to faculty ratio is 8:1.
Do you have a program in Audiology?
We do not have a graduate program in Audiology. Students interested in Audiology can complete their undergraduate work in Communication Sciences and Disorders and then pursue Audiology elsewhere.
I am interested in Audiology. Will I be prepared for graduate work in Audiology if I major in communication sciences and disorders as an undergraduate student?
The undergraduate major in communication sciences and disorders is designed to prepare the student for graduate work in either speech-language pathology or audiology.
Who should I contact if I have a question about scholarships or tuition waivers?
You can contact the Undergraduate Scholarships and Waivers office by either sending an email to UND.scholarships@UND.edu or calling the office at 701-777-3121. See their web page here: http://und.edu/admissions/financial-aid/undergraduate-scholarships.cfm
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One-Stop combines most payment, financial aid, personal information and degree-related functions into a single, convenient location. You can access One-Stop right here online, by phone or in person on the first floor of the Memorial Union.