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Communication Disorders Minor

The Communication Disorders Minor is a joint program between Bethany Lutheran College and Minnesota State University, Mankato. While remaining full-time students at Bethany majoring in Communication, students take some needed courses, including a full semester (fall of junior year) at Minnesota State University, Mankato. If successful, students graduate from Bethany Lutheran College in four years with a bachelor of arts degree in communication, and a minor in communication disorders, which can qualify them to apply for admission to master’s degree programs in communication disorders at a variety of graduate schools. A graduate degree is required to practice in this field.

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Minor Requirements

Along with fulfilling requirements for a communication major at Bethany, students take the following courses at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU). MSU offers courses F=Fall, S=Spring, and B=Both. See MSU Academic Catalog for course descriptions.

Note Bethany’s Program Requirements Disclaimer when planning your coursework.

Sophomore year:

  • Introduction to Communication Disorders (S)(F)
  • Speech and Hearing Science (F) Prerequisite: College Math

Junior year:

  • Speech and Language Development (F)
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology (F)
  • Basic Audiology (S), Prerequisite: Speech and Hearing Science
  • Phonetics (F)

Junior and Senior years (recommended):

  • Voice and Resonance Disorders (F)
  • Child Language Disorders Lecture and Lab (F)
  • Appraisal and Diagnosis (S)
  • Speech Sound Disorders (S)

American Sign Language is recommended to fulfill the non-English language requirement.

For questions about this minor, please contact a member of the Communication Department. We’d love to hear from you!

Next Steps

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