Major Requirements

Grade Requirements

  • All distribution courses must be passed with a grade of C- or above.
  • All major courses must be passed with a grade of C or above (no C-).
  • Distribution and major courses may NOT be taken P/N.

Distribution Requirements

18 units of credit outside the department, including:

  • 5 distribution courses in the School of Communication's science, mathematics and technology distribution area, including:
    • 1 course in Statistics, chosen from CSD 304, Psych 201 or Stat 232
    • 1 course in Neurobiology, chosen from CSD 202, Psych 212, Biol Sci 302 or Neuro Sci 202
    • 1 course in Mathematics
    • 1 course in Animal-related Biology
    • 1 course in Physics or Chemistry

Note: Either the biology or the Physics/Chemistry course must have a lab component

  • 3 in the School's Individual and Social Behavior area
  • 3 in the School's Humanities and Fine Arts area

Major Courses (12 Units)

  • Comm St 101 or 102 (1 unit); must be passed with a grade of C (not C-) or higher
  • 11 CSD Courses, all of which must be passed with a grade of C (not C-) or higher, and which include the following:
    • CSD 110 Introduction to Hearing and Speech Acoustics
    • CSD 392 Language Development and Usage
    • CSD 318 Introduction to Audiology
    • CSD 320 Introduction to Speech, Language, Learning, and Their Disorders
    • 7 additional CSD courses (excluding 108, 202, and 304)

Note: No more than two research credits and/or internship credits may be counted toward the total required for the major

Additional Requirements

  • Writing proficiency requirement (see CSD Advisor or Department Assistant for details)
  • Electives in communication and other areas to complete a minimum of 42 units of credit

HPME students should check with their CSD advisor regarding possible course work waivers.