Communication Sciences and Disorders Minor

The Communication Sciences and Disorders minor provides students with a foundation in the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism, and the normal development of hearing, speech and language skills. Students interested in this minor typically major in pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, pre-medicine, pre-dental, nursing, linguistics, psychology and education. 

This minor is open to students from all majors except those majoring in communication sciences and disorders. Students who have earned between 45 and 60 credits and have a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply for this minor. Please note that courses that are required for the Communication Sciences and Disorders major do not count toward a CMS minor if the courses are required by the student’s home department.

How to Apply

  1. Contact your current major department to obtain the minor application form and obtain approval and signatures from your major department.
  2. Email your approved/signed minor application form to bmcdonnell@phhp.ufl.edu
  3. Once the application is reviewed, we will email it back to you. Allow at least 5-7 business days for processing. May be longer during peak times in a given semester.
  4. If approved, students are required to submit the minor application form to the UF Registrar’s Office by secure upload https://registrar.ufl.edu/forms. The Registrar’s Office will process and update the minor plan to your academic record.

Required Courses

Course Credits
SPA 3032 Fundamentals of Hearing 3
SPA 3101 Speech Anatomy and Physiology 3
SPA 4004 Language Development 3
Approved electives –– 6
Total Credits –– 17

Approved Electives

Courses Credits
SPA 3003 Phonetic Theory and Transcription 3
SPA 3011 Speech Acoustics 3
SPA 4104 Neural Basis of Communication 3
SPA 4250 Introduction to Speech Disorders 3
SPA 4302 Audiometry and Hearing Disorders 3
SPA 4400 Introduction to Language Disorders 3

Registering for courses

During registration periods each semester, students who have been accepted into the minor should email their course registration requests to bmcdonnell@phhp.ufl.edu .

It is important to note that current Communication Sciences and Disorders students and other College of Public Health and Health Professions majors will be registered for available course before minor students.