Communicative Sciences and Disorders ~ B.A. Requirements

Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD ~ 45 credit hours)

Bachelor of Arts

All of the following:
CSD 220 Introduction to Communicative Disorders (3)
CSD 230 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (3)
CSD 230L Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism Lab (1) 
CSD 240 Phonetics (3)
CSD 240L Phonetics Lab (1)
CSD 310 Child Language Development (3)
CSD 330 Speech and Hearing Sciences (3)
CSD 330L Speech and Hearing Sciences Lab (1)
CSD 334 Evaluation Procedures in Speech and Language Pathology (3) 
CSD 340 Evaluation Procedures in Audiology (3)
CSD 350 Speech Sound Disorders (3)
CSD 412 Clinical Methods and Supervised Observation (3)
CSD 485 Clinical Practicum in Speech and Language Pathology (1–3) or
CSD 486 Clinical Practicum in Audiology (1–3)


Required supporting courses:

PSYC 156 Introduction to Psychology: Culture and Systems (3)
PSYC 157 Introduction to Psychology: Science for the Citizen (3)
PSYC 324 Statistics in Psychology (3)
PSYC 305 Lifespan Developmental Psychology (3) 

Students must also complete 3 elective credits as determined with their academic advisor:

One of the following:
PSYC 325 Research Methods in Psychology (4)
PSY 43455 Psycholinguistics (at Notre Dame) (3)
PSY 43271 Autism (at Notre Dame) (3)
CSD 224 Sign Language (3)
CSD 490 Special Topics (3)


Senior Comprehensive:
Students may choose one of two types of Senior Comprehensive projects in Communicative Disorders. The Senior Comprehensive is fulfilled by successful completion of an empirical research study that the student proposes and conducts independently, or a portfolio containing an extensive review of the literature on a communicative disorder, therapy plans and a treatment summary for an assigned client. Students are required to give an oral presentation to the department.