Courses

Course Sequencing Options

Here are possible ways to design your schedule to meet Communication Sciences and Disorders major requirements based on when you begin the major. Other sequencing options exist. Please contact undergraduate advising undergrad@csd.wisc.edu for more information about alternative sequencing, additional L&S requirements (if applicable), and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) standards.

Freshman Standing - Beginning Fall Semester

wdt_ID Year in School Fall Semester Spring Semester
4 Freshman CS&D 201: Speech Science CS&D 202: Normal Aspects of Hearing
5 Sophomore CS&D 240: Language Development in Children and Adolescents CS&D 210: Neural Basis of Communication (summer online available)
6 Junior CS&D 303: Speech Acoustics and Perception
CS&D 320: Introduction to Audiology
CS&D 425: Auditory Rehabilitation
CS&D 440: Child Language Disorders, Assessment and Intervention
7 Senior CS&D 315: Phonetics and Phonological Development CS&D 318: Voice, Craniofacial and Fluency Disorders
CS&D 371: Pre-Clinical Observation of Children and Adults*

Freshman Standing - Beginning Spring Semester

wdt_ID Year in School Fall Semester Spring Semester
1 Freshman CS&D 202: Normal Aspects of Hearing
2 Sophomore CS&D 201: Speech Science
CS&D 240: Language Development in Children and Adolescents
CS&D 210: Neural Basis of Communication
3 Junior CS&D 303: Speech Acoustics and Perception
CS&D 320: Introduction to Audiology
CS&D 425: Auditory Rehabilitation
CS&D 440: Child Language Disorders, Assessment and Intervention
4 Senior CS&D 315: Phonetics and Phonological Development CS&D 318: Voice, Craniofacial and Fluency Disorders
CS&D 371: Pre-Clinical Observation of Children and Adults*

Sophomore Standing - Beginning Fall Semester

wdt_ID Year in School Fall Semester Spring Semester
1 Sophomore CS&D 201: Speech Science
CS&D 240: Language Development in Children and Adolescents
CS&D 202: Normal Aspects of Hearing
CS&D 210: Neural Basis of Communication (summer online available)
2 Junior CS&D 303: Speech Acoustics and Perception
CS&D 320: Introduction to Audiology
CS&D 425: Auditory Rehabilitation
CS&D 440: Child Language Disorders, Assessment and Intervention
3 Senior CS&D 315: Phonetics and Phonological Development CS&D 318: Voice, Craniofacial and Fluency Disorders
CS&D 371: Pre-Clinical Observation of Children and Adults*

Sophomore Standing - Beginning Spring Semester

wdt_ID Year in School Fall Semester Spring Semester
1 Sophomore CS&D 202: Normal Aspects of Hearing
CS&D 210: Neural Basis of Communication (summer online available)
2 Junior CS&D 201: Speech Science
CS&D 240: Language Development in Children and Adolescents
CS&D 320: Introduction to Audiology
CS&D 425: Auditory Rehabilitation
CS&D 440: Child Language Disorders, Assessment and Intervention
3 Senior CS&D 303: Speech Acoustics and Perception
CS&D 315: Phonetics and Phonological Development
CS&D 318: Voice, Craniofacial and Fluency Disorders
CS&D 371: Pre-Clinical Observation of Children and Adults*

Junior Standing - Beginning Fall Semester

wdt_ID Year in School Fall Semester Spring Semester
1 Junior CS&D 201: Speech Science
CS&D 202: Normal Aspects of Hearing
CS&D 240: Language Development in Children and Adolescents
CS&D 210: Neural Basis of Communication (summer online available)
CS&D 440: Child Language Disorders, Assessment and Intervention
2 Senior CS&D 303: Speech Acoustics and Perception
CS&D 315: Phonetics and Phonological Development
CS&D 320: Introduction to Audiology**
CS&D 318: Voice, Craniofacial and Fluency Disorders
CS&D 371: Pre-Clinical Observation of Children and Adults*
CS&D 425: Auditory Rehabilitation

*CSD 371: Pre-Clinical Observation of Children and Adults is only available to students applying to graduate school in CSD; to be taken during the last spring semester on campus. A GPA of 3.0 or above in CSD 201/201/240 plus consent of instructor is required. Students not taking 371, and wishing to apply to graduate school in CSD are still required to demonstrate 25 clinical observation hours. You can obtain those hours on your own by contacting clinics where the supervisor is ASHA certified and asking if you are allowed to observe and validate those hours. Students should download the observation hours form and bring the form with them to clinics where they are observing, and have the supervising ASHA certified clinician sign off.

If you are interested in beginning the Communication Sciences and Disorders major after fall semester of your junior year, please contact undergraduate advising: undergrad@csd.wisc.edu.

Students pursuing the Communication Sciences and Disorders major through the College of Letters and Science must choose from the Letters and Science courses to satisfy major requirements.

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Elective Courses & Independent Study

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Elective Courses

The department offers the following elective courses:

  • CS&D 110: Introduction to Communicative Disorders (3 cr.)
  • CS&D 424: Sign Language I (2 cr.)
  • CS&D 434: Sign Language II (2 cr.)
  • CS&D 481: Undergraduate Junior Honors (3 cr.)
  • CS&D 681H: Senior Honors Thesis (3 cr.)
  • CS&D 682H: Senior Honors Thesis (3 cr.)
  • CS&D 699: Directed Study (1-6 cr.)

Independent Study (CSD 699)

Students majoring in CSD and signing up for independent study credit should review the following:

  1. Students can enhance their “Wisconsin Experience” under the mentorship of a faculty member. For more information, see: https://kb.wisc.edu/ls/page.php?id=20133.
  2. Independent study in CSD is intended to provide students with deeper knowledge in specific sub-fields within the CSD. The knowledge gained is not typically provided in individual classes. The purpose of independent study credits is for students to engage with research topics.
  3. Permission of a faculty member is required.
    • For 2 or 3 credits, a student will contact a professor in CSD and ask to either be involved in conducting research in a lab, or conduct an independent reading project during the semester. Each credit requires 3 hours/week commitment.

Courses Satisfying the CSD Major in L&S

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Statistics

  • Stat 301: Introduction to Statistical Methods
  • Stat 311: Introduction to Theory and Methods of Mathematical Statistics 1
  • Stat 371: Introductory Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences
  • Psych 210: Basic Statistics for Psychology
  • Soc 360: Statistics for Sociologists 1

Psychology

  • Psych 201: Exploring Psychology
  • Psych 202: Introduction to Psychology
  • HDFS 363: Development from Adolescence to Old Age

Linguistics

  • Linguis 101: Human Language
  • Linguis 103: Language, History, and Society elementary
  • Linguis 303: Language, History, and Society intermediate
  • Engl 214: The English Language
  • Engl 314: The Structure of English
  • Engl 318: Second Language Acquisition
  • Spanish 321: The Structure of Modern Spanish
  • Spanish 327: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
  • Spanish 331: Spanish Applied Linguistics

Ethnic Studies

  • Anthro 104: Cultural Anthropology and Human Diversity
  • Asian Am 101: Introduction to Asian American Studies
  • Asian Am/AfroAmer/AmerInd/Chicla/Folklore 102: Introduction to Comparative US Ethnic and American Indian Studies
  • Asian Am/Soc 220: Ethnic Movements in the United States
  • Chicano Studies 201: Introduction to Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies
  • Gen&WS 200: Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer+ Studies
  • LIS 202: Informational Divides and Differences in a Multicultural Society
  • Hist 227: Explorations in the History of Race and Ethnicity
  • AfroAmer 275: Science, Medicine, and Race: A History
  • AmerInd 314: Indians of North America
  • Engl 319: Language, Race, and Indentity
  • Hist 403: Immigration and Assimilation in American History
  • Soc 134: American Racial and Ethnic Minorities
  • Soc 220: Ethnic Movements in the US

Biological Sciences

  • Bio/Botany/Zoology 151: Introductory Biology
  • Anthro 105: Principles of Biological Anthropology
  • Anthro 410: Evolutionary Biology
  • Biochem 104: Molecular Mechanisms, Human Health and You
  • Biocore 381: Evolution, Ecology & Genetics
  • Zoology 101: Animal Biology

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