Minor in Speech-Language Pathology

The Minor in Speech-Language Pathology provides candidates with an overview of the nature of human communication, including its origin, development and process. Candidates will also be introduced to common communication disorders and their impact on communication across the lifespan. The minor allows students to prepare for graduate study in speech-language pathology.

Note: The affiliated program in communication sciences and disorders through East Carolina University has requirements in addition to coursework required for the Minor in Speech-Language Pathology. Students are advised to contact a College of Education advisor for details.

Students majoring in another subject who wish to minor in speech-language pathology must complete the following requirements.

EDSL A201Foundations of Communication Disorders3
EDSL A301Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing3
EDSL A302Phonetics3
EDSL A303Language Development Across the Lifespan3
EDSL A401Phonology and Articulation Development and Disorders3
EDSL A402Audiology3
EDSL A403Aural Rehabilitation3
Total Credits21

A total of 21 credits is required for this minor.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  1. Recognize typically developing speech and language skills across the lifespan.
  2. Compare and contrast the impact of physiological variables (respiration, phonation, resonation, articulation, mentation, audition) on communication.
  3. Identify common disorders that affect the ability to communicate across the lifespan.
  4. Critically evaluate the impact of speech, language and hearing disorders on communication processes across the lifespan.
  5. Critically evaluate issues pertaining to cultural and linguistic diversity.