Bachelors of Science Degree Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders


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

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



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.