Undergraduate

Bachelors of Science Degree Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Admissions

Admission into the B.S. Degree Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders requires:

  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (includes ALL previous college level coursework).
  • A meeting with the Undergraduate Coordinator (as enrollments in 3000- and 4000-level AUSP courses are restricted).

Please Note:

  • Major course work begins at the Junior level.
  • No specific prerequisite coursework is required.

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

Major (41 hours). The courses that are required within the major are listed below based on a typical course sequence for a full-time student. All courses are taught once per year.

Junior Year Fall (12 hours)

  • AUSP 2360 Introduction to Speech and Hearing Disorders
  • AUSP 3350 Phonetics
  • AUSP 3360 Language and Speech Acquisition
  • AUSP 3361 Speech Anatomy and Physiology

Junior Year Spring (12 hours)

  • AUSP 3362 Hearing Science
  • AUSP 3363 Disorders in Articulation
  • AUSP 4366 Language Disorders
  • AUSP 3365 Clinical Management

Senior Year Fall (7 hours)

  • AUSP 3364 Speech Science
  • AUSP 4162 Practicum I
  • AUSP 4368 Audiology

Senior Year Spring (10 hours)

  • AUSP 4163 Practicum II
  • AUSP 4363 Voice and Stuttering Disorders
  • AUSP 4364 Differential Diagnosis of Speech and Language Disorders
  • AUSP 4369 Audiologic Rehabilitation

Additional Coursework:

The UALR and CEHP core course requirements are listed here:

In addition to the courses required by UALR (Core) and CEHP (CORE), students earning a B.S. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, have the option of completing a minor or completing a minimum of 18 hours of AUSP Directed Electives (see Directed Electives List). Directed Elective hours do not also count toward the UALR and CEHP Core.

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.