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Communication Sciences and Disorders Requirements

View the Communication Sciences and Disorders Course Catalog

Requirements for the Major

The major comprises 36 credit hours, of which 27 hours are in required CSD courses. (All required courses are 3 credit hours.)

  • CSD231, Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • CSD240, Introduction to Phonetics
  • CSD332, Language Development
  • CSD333, Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
  • CSD334, Speech  and Hearing Science
  • CSD335, Phonological Development and Disorders
  • CSD336, Fundamentals of Audiology
  • CSD356W, Communication Research Methods
  • CSD485C, Capstone: Ethics and Professional Development

Electives: 9 credit hours:

  • CSD101, American Sign Language I
  • CSD102, American Sign Language II
  • CSD203, American Sign Language III* (elective if not used to fulfill CCOM language requirement)
  • CSD204S, American Sign Language IV*  (elective if not used to fulfill CCOM language requirement)
  • CSD337, Clinical Procedures
  • CSD338, Language and Culture
  • CSD432, Bilingualism Across the Lifespan
  • CSD433, Aural Rehab
  • CSD436, Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  • CSD437, Language Disorders in Children
  • CSD481, Topics in CSD (Fluency, Voice, Medical Audiology, etc.)
  • CSD375, Teaching Practicum in CSD

*Elective credit only if not taken to fulfill LAS language requirement

Clinical Opportunities (Elective Courses)

  • CSD360S, CSD Clinical Practice: Speech and Language Clinic, Audiology Clinic, Butler Early Language and Literacy preschool Program (BELL)
  • CSD363S, Community Screening Practicum
  • CSD460S, Butler Aphasia Community (BAC)

Research Opportunities (Elective Courses)

  • CSD397-399, Faculty Directed Research
  • CSD401-403, Independent Study
Requirements for the Minor
  • CSD231, Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • CSD240, Introduction to Phonetics
  • CSD332, Language Development
  • CSD333, Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
  • CSD334, Speech Science
  • CSD336, Fundamentals of Audiology

NOTE: The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum. Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at my.butler.edu and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.