James Madison University

Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Curriculum Overview

A complete listing of all core and elective courses is available in the official JMU Undergraduate Catalog.

Major Requirements

Required Courses Credit Hours
CSD 200. Introduction to Communication Disorders 3
CSD 207. Phonetics 3
CSD 208. Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear and Voice Mechanism 3
CSD 209. Acoustics of Hearing and Speech 3
CSD 300. Language Development 3
CSD 301. Audiology 3
CSD 318. Aural Rehabilitation 3
CSD 314. Phonological and Language Disorders 3
CSD 415. Neuroanatomy and Neurogenic Communication Disorders 3
CSD 416. Organic Disorders in CSD 3
Choose one 3
CSD 470. Methods and Observation  
CSD 471. Methods and Observation in Audiology  
GPSYC 101. General Psychology 3
GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development 3
EXED 200. Nature and Issues of Disabilities 3


A faculty adviser is assigned to each incoming Freshman class. That adviser will normally follow the group of students throughout the four undergraduate years.

The current advisors can be found at http://jmucsdundergraduateadvising.blogspot.com/

CSD Advising Form (as of September 2017)