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Minor In Speech-language Pathology

The speech-language pathology minor provides students with a basic understanding of communication sciences and disorders. All courses offered in the minor are offered online or in person at the Main Campus.

Students who have already earned a Bachelor's degree may enroll in prerequisite courses as non-degree-seeking students.

Courses in the Minor (18 credits)

All students minoring in speech-language pathology will need to complete the following:

  • CSAD 2010- Communication Disorders through Film and Media (CSAD 2010)
    Overview of communication disorders through a representation in films, literature, and media. This course provides an overview of speech, language, and hearing disorders from a clinical perspective. Communication disorders will be examined through the perception of society.
  • CSAD 3010 - Phonetics (3 credits)
    This class will cover the study of the history, theory and application of phonetics. Students review sampling and transcription techniques and applications to clinical practice.
  • CSAD 3020 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech-Language and Hearing Mechanisms (3 credits)
    This course is an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vocal mechanisms.
  • CSAD 3030 - Speech-Language Development (3 credits)
    Study of pre-linguistic and psycholinguistic variables related to normal development from infancy through adolescence.
  • CSAD 3040 - Neuroanatomy (3 credits)
    This course provides an introduction to the gross structure of the brain and spinal cord and functional relationship of their parts with emphasis on the auditory and vestibular peripheral and central nervous systems.
  • CSAD 4060 – Audiology/Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits)
    Information about the evaluation and treatment of hearing disorders is provided. Adult and pediatric test procedures and outcomes are discussed, and common etiologies for different types of hearing loss are addressed. Prevention and remediation of communication problems resulting from hearing impairments in populations from birth to geriatrics is also covered.

In order to apply to the MS-SLP Program at NSU the following courses are also required by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA):

ASHA Knowledge Outcomes: Equivalent will be accepted as part of the bachelor's degree coursework if the applicant earned a grade equivalency of 2.0 or higher in each course.  There is no expiration date on the ASHA Knowledge Outcome courses.  Courses cannot be part of a CSD curriculum course.  Courses must be completed at the college level and earned from accredited colleges or universities.  Courses MUST be completed before matriculating to the graduate program.  For more information see the ASHA program website under Standard IV-A: Knowledge Outcomes.

  • Statistics (3 credits): Must be stand-alone course; not part of a research methods course
  • Biological Sciences (3 credits)
  • Physical Sciences (3 credits): Must be either Physics or Chemistry
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)

In addition, 25 directed observation hours are required before beginning a graduate program of study in Speech-Language Pathology.

Coursework for the minor in Speech - Language Pathology is available for traditional students and working professionals at NSU’s Main Campus in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and online.

Financial Aid: 1-800-806-3680

Enrollment Counselor: 800-541-6682

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