Post-Baccalaureate

Post- Baccalaureate Course Sequence

Admissions

Individuals who have earned an undergraduate degree in a field other than communication sciences and disorders (CSD), and are interested in a career in speech-language pathology, may enroll in the Post-baccalaureate course sequence also through UALR. There is no minimum GPA required to enroll in the post-baccalaureate course sequence, but interested individuals must first meet with the Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Donna Kelly, djkelly@ualr.edu as enrollment in major coursework in CSD is restricted. Students with baccalaureate degrees in other areas, who are interested in pursuing audiology as a career should contact the Audiology Admissions Chair, Dr. Sam Atcherson, sratcherson@ualr.edu.

Contact for more information:

Donna Kelly Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator
Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology
University Plaza
djkelly@ualr.edu

Dee Dee Wallace, M.S.,
Educational Counselor
College of Education and Health Professions
Dickenson Hall
ddwallace@ualr.edu


Courses

The post-baccalaureate course sequence requires 30 hours (10 courses), which are listed below based on the semester in which each course is offered. Students may complete the courses as a full or part time student.

Fall:

  • AUSP 3350 Phonetics
  • AUSP 3360 Language and Speech Acquisition
  • AUSP 3361 Speech Anatomy and Physiology
  • AUSP 3364 Speech Science
  • AUSP 4368 Audiology

Spring:

  • AUSP 3362 Hearing Science
  • AUSP 3363 Disorders in Articulation
  • AUSP 3365 Clinical Management
  • AUSP 4364 Differential Diagnosis
  • AUSP 4266 Language Disorders

Additional Coursework:

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) requires the completion of specific science, statistics, and social science coursework prior to employment as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Students in the B.S. degree program are encouraged to complete these courses prior to beginning graduate school. Examples of acceptable courses to meet these requirements include: a biology course (e.g., Evolutionary and environmental Biology, Science of Biology), a physical science course in chemistry or physics (e.g., Fundamental chemistry, College Physics I) chemistry or physics), a statistics course (e.g., General psychological statistics), and a social science course (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology)). Please contact the Undergraduate Coordinator if you have questions about the ASHA coursework.