Undergraduate Minors

Complement your major area of study with a focus in communication disorders or deaf studies

Communication Disorders Minor

Eligibility

The communications disorders minor is open to students majoring in all disciplines except those majoring in speech-language pathology. 

Overview of Course Requirements

All students in the communication disorders minor must take 18 credits of courses within the minor, which includes:

  • the 3-credit SLPA-15000 Introduction to Communication Disorders course; and 
  • at least 15 credits of SLPA coursework which includes:
    • at least 3 credits of any disorder course offered within the minor
    • needed remaining credits from our designated SLPA elective course list

Note that students using the communication disorders minor to fulfill the CLA requirements should carefully review course designations to ensure they are taking courses that satisfy CLA requirements. Please refer to the Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog for the specific requirements for the minor. 

How to Apply for the Communications Disorder Minor

  1. Contact mforrest@ithaca.edu to schedule an appointment with the Deaf Studies Minor Advisor.

  2. Submit IC Workflow request.

Deaf Studies Minor

Eligibility

The minor in deaf studies is open to students majoring in all disciplines, however seats are limited. Students are accepted after their application is submitted based on course availability.

Overview of Course Requirements

This minor requires a minimum of 15 credits. This includes completing American Sign Language I, II, and III as well as Deaf Culture and Perspectives on Deafness. Note that students using the communication disorders minor to fulfill the CLA requirements should carefully review course designations to ensure they are taking courses that satisfy CLA requirements. Please refer to the Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog for the specific requirements for the minor. 

How to Apply for the Deaf Studies Minor

  1. Complete ASL I (SLPA-10901)  

  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher    

  3. Contact Maureen Forrest to schedule an appointment with the Deaf Studies Minor Advisor and bring your unofficial transcript to the meeting.

  4. Submit IC Workflow request  

  5. After receiving approval of workflow request, enroll in ASL III 

Questions?

Maureen Forrest, Administrative Assistant
301 Smiddy Hall
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 274-1866