Communication Sciences & Disorders Program

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Suggested Course Sequence

Certificate Program in Communication Sciences & Disorders (31 credits)

Fall Credits Spring Credits
CSD 211 American Sign Language 3 CSD 344 Intro. Hearing and Speech Science 3
CSD 241 Language Development 3 CSD 410 Communication Systems & Disorders 3
CSD 342 Phonetics 3 CSD 443 Aural Rehabilitation 3
CSD 343 Anatomy & Physiology 3 CSD 445 Intro. Articulation and Phonology 3
CSD 345 Intro. Audiology 3 CSD 448 Language Disorders 3
CSD 439 Participatory Observation 1 Total Credits Spring 15
 Total Credits Fall  16    

ASHA Certification

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) requires basic science coursework for post M.A. degree certification. The student’s existing bachelor’s degree should contain one course in biological science, one course in either physics or chemistry, one course in statistics and one course in behavioral and/or social science. You will need to contact Dr. Raymond Domenico, your faculty advisor, to discuss coursework that you may need.

CSD Electives

Students may consider taking additional courses in communication sciences and disorders if their schedule allows.

The options are:

  • CSD 338 Professional Writing (3)
  • CSD 465 Senior Capstone (1)
  • CSD 461 Undergraduate clinical experience (1)

New York State Teacher Certification

If you are interested in obtaining teacher certification at the master’s degree level for Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disability in New York State, your advisor will give you more details.

If You Already Have Some Courses In Speech Pathology

Some students may transfer in some credits if they have taken courses in communication disorders. If a certain number of credits is needed for financial aid purposes, the you will need to meet with a faculty advisor to discuss additional courses that can be added to your schedule.

Application to the Certificate Program

Application information can be found at the Graduate Admissions Office. Contact or visit


Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about communication sciences and disorders at SUNY Plattsburgh please contact:

Patrick Coppens, Ph.D., Interim Chair
Office: Sibley Hall 222C
Phone: (518) 564-2173

SUNY Plattsburgh
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Sibley Hall 226
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901