Minor in Communicative Disorders (COMD)

The COMD minor allows you to obtain a strong foundation in typical communication development and changes across the lifespan as well as common disorders. You will learn about how humans produce speech, how the brain processes language and how children learn language. You will also learn about how communication is impacted when individuals have a stroke, hearing loss, autism and other language disorders.

Why minor in Communicative Disorders (COMD)?

  • The COMD minor complements your major. The minor in COMD gives you access to content that will help in your job and might make you more competitive for admission to a graduate program. For example, the minor is an excellent option if you’re majoring in education, psychology, human development or aging. Also, the minor is applicable if you’re considering future study in otolaryngology or dentistry.
  • If you want to be a speech-language pathologist, but you've already taken most of the courses for a different major. The minor in COMD can help you complete prerequisite courses necessary for graduate study in speech-language pathology.
  • During your life, you can expect to know people who have trouble talking, understanding, hearing or eating. For example, one in five (37.5 million) Americans have hearing loss and one in 36 children have autism.

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