Questions & Answers

You can contact the CHP Student Service Center via email or by phone 989-774-2315 to schedule a visit to The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions. We will share information about transferring and give you a tour of the Health Professions Building, as well as collaborate with someone in the CSD department to be sure you get information specific to the CSD major or minor.

​For general information about transferring to CMU, visit the CMU admissions transfer page on the website.

​As you are taking courses before transferring to CMU, it would be helpful for you to work on taking courses that will be required for certification as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. These courses include: Statistics, biology, chemistry or physics, and social/behavioral science (i.e., anthropology, sociology, or psychology). For descriptions of these requirements, visit the ASHA Prerequisite Course Content Areas Related to SLP Certification Standards.

The CMU Transfer Equivalencies tool can be used to help you figure this out.

​If you believe that courses you have completed at another college or university are equivalent to one or more of CMU's CSD courses, email Dr. Mark Lehman, department chair, or email Dr. Stephanie Richards, CSD undergraduate academic advisor. You must be able to provide the course description and syllabus for your completed course in order for them to determine if the credit is transferable.

​You must have completed or currently be enrolled in CSD 230, CSD 278, CSD 330, CSD 331, and CSD 335 to apply to the CSD major.

For further information about applying to the CSD Major, please see the Application Requirements page.

As soon as possible, meet with an advisor within the CSD department (before registering for courses, if possible). They will help you plan your coursework and aid in your success as you start your CSD journey.

It does not matter the order in which you complete the prerequisite courses. However, it is strongly recommended that you do not take all of the courses in the same semester, as they can be rigorous and intensive. It is also recommended that you do not take CSD 331 (Introduction to Audiology) and CSD 335 (Anatomy/Physiology of Speech and Hearing) in the same semester, as these two courses tend to be the toughest for most students. 

You can email Dr. Stephanie Richards for advising questions and concerns or sign up for her office hours to schedule a meeting.

Joining clubs and organizations is an excellent way to get involved within the department and meet other students who share the same interests and professional goals. See the Student and Professional Organizations page for more information on SCD-related student organizations.