Minor

Minor in Communicative Sciences and Disorders

The minor in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development is designed to introduce non-CSD majors to the science of normal communication and its disorders. The minor has two goals:

  1. To develop an understanding of normal communication processes.
  2. To develop an understanding of the nature of communication disorders across the lifespan.

This minor can enable students to complete some foundational prerequisite courses required for graduate programs in speech pathology. At the completion of the minor, students will have:

  • Gained familiarity with normal speech, language and hearing processes;
  • Developed a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism; 
  • Become familiar with the disorders that affects the ability to communicate across the lifespan; 
  • Been introduced to the impact of speech, language and hearing disorders on communication processes across the lifespan.
Minor Requirements

Students wishing to declare a minor must meet with our academic advisor to enroll in restricted courses and discuss course selection. Note: Please consult with an advisor from your department or school before meeting with the advisor from our program.

  1. Students must take 4 courses (16 points) from the courses below. All courses are 4 credits unless otherwise specified.)
  1. A minimum of 3 of those courses must be CSD courses; one of these must be CSCD-UE.17 Intro to Communicative Sciences and Disorders. We recommend that students take this course first.

*denotes class only offered in fall                            **denotes class only offered in spring

Courses in CSD

  • CSCD-UE.17 Introduction to Communicative Sciences and Disorders
  • CSCD-UE.8 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism**
  • CSCD-UE.9 Neuroanatomy and Physiology of Communication*
  • CSCD-UE.33 Voices and Listeners
  • CSCD-UE.61 Phonetics and Phonemics*
  • CSCD-UE.402 Acoustic Phonetics**
  • CSCD-UE.1016 Introduction to Communication Disorders in Adults**
    • Prerequisite or corequisite: CSCD-UE.9
  • CSCD-UE.1045 Science of Language
    • May substitute LING-UA.1 Language or LING-UA.3 Language and Mind
  • CSCD-UE.1067 Clinical Methods in CSD*
  • CSCD-UE.1600 Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders in Children**
    • Prerequisite: CSCD-UE.1601
  • CSCD-UE.1601 Speech and Language Development in Children*
  • CSCD-UE.1230 Introduction to Audiology*
  • CSCD-UE.1205 Audiology: Intervention Strategies Across the Lifespan**
    • Prerequisite: CSCD-UE.1230
  • CSCD-UE 9650 Contemporary Issues in Health Services in the United Kingdom

Courses in Other Departments

  • APSY-UE.10 Survey of Developmental Psychology
  • ASL-UE.91-94 American Sign Language I-IV
  • LING-UA.5 Introduction to Psycholinguistics
  • LING-UA.13 Grammatical Analysis
    • Prerequisite: LING-UA.1, LING-UA.2, LING-UA.28, or instructor permission
  • LING-UA.18 Bilingualism
  • LING-UA.29 Morphology
  • LING-UA.43 Neural Bases of Language
  • LING-UA.48 Linguistics as Cognitive Sciences
    • Instructor permission required
  • LING-UA 54 Learning to Speak: The First- and Second-Language Acquisition
  • PSYCH-UA.25 Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYCH-UA.29 Cognition
  • PSYCH-UA.34 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYCH-UA.55 Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Medicine
    • Prerequisite: PSYCH-UA.24, 1 year of biology, or instructor permission
  • PSYCH-UA.56 Psycholinguistics
  • PSYCH-UA.300 Special Topics: Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development
  • TCHL-UE.1030 Language Acquisition and Literacy Education in a Multilingual and Multicultural Context
  • UGPH-GU.10 Health and Society in a Global Context
  • UGPH-GU.30 Epidemiology for Global Health
  • UGPH-GU.40 Health Policy in a Global World
  • UGPH-GU.50 Environmental Health in a Global World

Possible Concentrations

The department offers three possible concentrations for students who declare a minor: 1) pediatric, 2) adult/neuroscience, and 3) graduate school preparatory. Below are suggested courses for each. Please note: students are not required to declare a concentration.

Pediatric Concentration

  • CSCD-UE.17 Introduction to Communicative Sciences and Disorders
  • CSCD-UE.1045 Science of Language
  • CSCD-UE.1601 Speech and Language Development in Children
  • CSCD-UE.1600 Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders in Children

Adult/Neuroscience Concentration

  • CSCD-UE.17 Introduction to Communicative Sciences and Disorders
  • CSCD-UE.1045 Science of Language
  • CSCD-UE.9 Neuroanatomy and Physiology of Communication
  • CSCD-UE.1016 Introduction to Communication Disorders in Adults

Graduate School Preparatory Concentration

  • CSCD-UE.17 Introduction to Communicative Sciences and Disorders
  • Plus any 3 of the following:
    • CSCD-UE.61 Phonetics and Phonemics
    • CSCD-UE.402 Acoustic Phonetics
    • CSCD-UE.1230 Introduction to Audiology
    • CSCD-UE.8 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
    • CSCD-UE.1601 Speech and Language Development in Children
How to enroll
  1. Log in to NYU Home.
  2. Under "Academics", click the "Student Login" link.
  3. This will bring you to a page which has an "Announcement" section noting that you can now apply for a cross-school minor via Albert. Click this link.
  4. Read the instructions and fill out your student ID number, choose your home school (where you are currently studying) and the host school (Steinhardt).
  5. Click "Submit". 
  6. You will then receive a confirmation email from the undergraduate advisor in CSD.