Human Communication Sciences Major
Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.
There is one set of requirements for a major in human communication sciences. However, well-designed course plans are recommended for each area of concentration. Students should consult their advisor for details.
Major Requirements (12 units)
Introductory Courses (1 unit)
1 COMM_ST course which must be passed with a grade of C (not C–) or higher
|COMM_ST 101-0||Interpersonal Communication|
|or COMM_ST 102-0||Public Speaking|
CSD Courses (11 units)
11 CSD courses, all of which must be passed with a grade of C (not C–) or higher, and which include the following:
|CSD 110-0||Introduction to Hearing and Speech Acoustics|
|CSD 392-0||Language Development and Usage|
|CSD 318-0||Introduction to Audiology|
|CSD 320-0||Introduction to Speech, Language, Learning, and Their Disorders|
|7 additional CSD courses 1|
Excluding CSD 108-0 Sound and Communication Health, CSD 202-0 Neurobiology of Communication, and CSD 304-0 Statistics in Communication Sciences and Disorders; no more than two research and/or internship credits may be counted toward the total required
Additional Requirements (30 units)
Requirement for all students.
Distribution Requirements (18 units)
18 units of credit outside the department, including:
- 5 in the School of Communication’s science, mathematics, and technology distribution area, including:
Statistics (1 course)
Course List Course Title CSD 304-0 Statistics in Communication Sciences and Disorders or PSYCH 201-0 Statistical Methods in Psychology or STAT 232-0 Applied Statistics
Neurobiology (1 course)
Course List Course Title CSD 202-0 Neurobiology of Communication or PSYCH 221-0 Introduction to Neuroscience or BIOL_SCI 302-0 Fundamentals of Neurobiology or NEUROSCI 202-0 Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Mathematics (1 course)
Animal-related Biology (1 course)
Course List Course Title Excluding: BIOL_SCI 104-0 Plant-People Interactions BIOL_SCI 109-0 The Nature of Plants
Physics or Chemistry (1 course)
- Either the biology or the physics/chemistry course must have a lab component
- 3 in the school’s individual and social behavior distribution area
- 3 in the school’s humanities and fine arts distribution area
- 7 additional units of credit outside the department
Electives in communication and other areas to complete a minimum of 42 units of credit.
Honors in Communication Sciences and Disorders
An honors program is available for Human Communication Sciences majors in their senior year who have maintained an outstanding undergraduate record through their junior year. Upon successful completion of an honors project, they will graduate with honors in communication sciences and disorders. Also see Honors and Prizes.