Undergraduate

Admissions

Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech Language Pathology

Pre-admission into the B.S. Degree Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders requires:

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)
  • Completion of approximately 50 hours of college coursework
  • A meeting with the Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Stephen Kintz, sgkintz@ualr.edu
  • There is no specific prerequisite coursework required

Courses for the B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech Language Pathology

The course sequence begins in the Fall Semester and each class is taught once per year, no courses are offered during the summer, and no on-line courses are offered. Students may attend full or part-time.

The B.S. requires a minimum of 41 hours in CSD coursework and completion of a minor or a set of specific interdisciplinary courses (18 credit hours).

AUSP Fall Courses:

  • 2360 Introduction to Speech and Language Impairments
  • 3340 Introduction to Audiology
  • 3350 Applied Phonetics
  • 3360 Language Acquisition
  • 3361 Speech Anatomy and Physiology
  • 4162 Practicum I
  • 4310 Neural Processing
  • 4372 Research in Speech Language Path (Elective)

AUSP Spring Courses:

  • 3364 Speech & Hearing Sciences
  • 3363 Speech Sound Disorders
  • 3365 Clinical Management
  • 3366 Children with Language Impairments
  • 4163 Practicum II
  • 4364 Assessment in Spch Lang Path
  • 4369 Aural Rehabilitation
  • 4370 Cultural Competence in CSD (Elective)
  • 4371 Adults with Cog Lang Disorders

Post-Baccalaureate Course Sequence for Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech Language Pathology

Admission into the Post-Baccalaureate Course Sequence for Speech-Language Pathology requires:

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • A meeting with the Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Stephen Kintz, sgkintz@ualr.edu
  • There is no specific prerequisite coursework required

Courses for Post-Baccalaureate

The Post-Baccalaureate sequence typically requires a minimum of 30 hours.

AUSP Fall Courses:

  • 3340 Introduction to Audiology
  • 3350 Applied Phonetics
  • 3360 Language Acquisition
  • 3361 Speech Anatomy and Physiology
  • 4310 Neural Processing Speech/Language

AUSP Spring Courses:

  • 3363 Speech Sound Disorders
  • 3364 Speech & Hearing Sciences
  • 3365 Clinical Management
  • 3366 Children with Language Impairments
  • 4364 Assessment in Spch Lang Path

Additional Coursework Required By the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association (ASHA)

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) requires the completion of 4 specific undergraduate level courses in science, statistics, and social science, prior to employment as a speech-language pathologist. 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), 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. Students enrolled in the Post-Baccalaureate Coursework are also encouraged to complete these courses prior to graduate school.

Additional University and College Coursework:

The UALR and CEHP core course requirements are listed here: