Undergraduate and graduate (professional) Communication Sciences & Disorders training.
The coursework for the Communication Sciences & Disorders undergraduate program is designed to prepare you to pursue professional and graduate work, including a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology. A graduate degree in either field of communication disorders is required for professional licensure as a SLP or Audiologist.
The preferred pattern of enrollment in the program is completion of at least the last two years of the Bachelor of Arts degree at UND with an undergraduate major in communication sciences and disorders. You then will have completed about 60 semester hours of major coursework and required supporting courses and practicum when you apply for admission to a graduate program. The master’s degree typically requires about two years of study beyond the Bachelor of Arts degree.
You may have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than communication sciences and disorders and wish to enroll in a master’s program in speech-language pathology. You will lack certain undergraduate courses that must be completed in preparation for the master’s program. Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a post-baccalaureate year of undergraduate coursework during which you can complete these courses.
To enroll in the post-baccalaureate program, you should apply as a degree seeking undergraduate student. Once admitted, you will be advised as to exactly which courses are needed. You will then apply for admission to the master’s program at the end of the first semester of the post- baccalaureate year.
Options for Minors and Certificates
Students pursuing a degree in CSD often acquire minors or certificates in other programs. The following are common options:
- Rehab and Human Services
- Special Education
- Behavioral Health