Major 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).
- 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
Dee Dee Wallace, M.S.,
College of Education and Health Professions
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.
|Course Code||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|Junior Year (Fall)|
|AUSP 2360||Introduction to Speech and Hearing Disorders||3|
|AUSP 3360||Language and Speech Acquisition||3|
|AUSP 3361||Speech Anatomy and Physiology||3|
|Junior Year (Spring)|
|AUSP 3362||Hearing Science||3|
|AUSP 3363||Disorders in Articulation||3|
|AUSP 3365||Clinical Management||3|
|AUSP 4366||Language Disorders||3|
|Senior Year (Fall)|
|AUSP 3364||Speech Science||3|
|AUSP 4162||Practicum I||1|
|Senior Year (Spring)|
|AUSP 4163||Practicum II||1|
|AUSP 4363||Voice and Stuttering Disorders||3|
|AUSP 4364||Differential Diagnosis of Speech and Language Disorders||3|
|AUSP 4369||Audiologic Rehabilitation||3|
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 orcompleting 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.