Post- Baccalaureate Course Sequence


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, 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,

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


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.


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


  • 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.