Communication Sciences and Disorders

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The undergraduate program is a pre-professional blend of a strong liberal arts foundation and a general core curriculum in normal and disordered communication processes. It is designed as a preparatory curriculum for graduate study, and students do not emphasize either speech-language pathology or audiology at the undergraduate level, but instead take courses in both areas.

The academic and clinical practicum requirements for national certification in speech-language pathology and audiology from the Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) may be completed across the undergraduate and graduate programs. Our graduate programs in audiology and speech-language pathology are nationally accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

View our Required Courses in our Undergraduate Catalog.
View the Four-Year Program Guides.


Requirements for entry into our undergraduate program can be found in our Undergraduate Catalog. If you are a prospective student with a disability and need assistance or accommodations during the admission/application process, please contact:

  Disability Services
119B Service Center North
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD 57069
Fax: 605-677-3172