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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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The Communication Disorders program provides a curriculum for a major in communication disorders, pre-professional preparation in speech-language pathology or audiology, and supportive coursework for majors from other departments with interests in human communication or its disorders.

The beginning courses concern the normal aspects of speech, language and hearing–its nature and development, as well as introducing the student to the disorders of speech, language and hearing. Advanced courses are devoted to specific disorders in terms of their nature and treatment. The undergraduate training culminates with supervised practicum experiences in which the student works with people who have communication disorders. The Communication Disorders program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The Minor in Communication Disorders (16 credits) is designed to acquaint students with the nature of impaired human communication. One Minor Core course, one Minor Capstone course, and 12 credits of Minor Specialization are required. There is considerable flexibility in the "Specialization" portion of the program. Therefore, students are required to meet with a Communication Disorders advisor to identify classes that are appropriate for their plan of study.


Students who are seeking information/advising about a major in Communication Disorders should view the General Orientation video before meeting with a program advisor.   For reference when watching the video, students should download the [PDF] Program of Study (631 KiB) packet.