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Communication Disorders Minor

This 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 MSU. If successful, students graduate from BLC 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.

Minor Requirements

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

Sophomore year:

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

Junior year:

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

Junior and Senior years (if possible):

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

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