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Major 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.

Course CodeCourse NameCredit Hours
Junior Year (Fall)
AUSP 2360Introduction to Speech and Hearing Disorders3
AUSP 3350Phonetics3
AUSP 3360Language and Speech Acquisition3
AUSP 3361Speech Anatomy and Physiology3
TOTAL12
Junior Year (Spring)
AUSP 3362Hearing Science3
AUSP 3363Disorders in Articulation3
AUSP 3365Clinical Management3
AUSP 4366Language Disorders3
TOTAL12
Senior Year (Fall)
AUSP 3364Speech Science3
AUSP 4162Practicum I1
AUSP 4368Audiology3
TOTAL7
Senior Year (Spring)
AUSP 4163Practicum II1
AUSP 4363Voice and Stuttering Disorders3
AUSP 4364Differential Diagnosis of Speech and Language Disorders3
AUSP 4369Audiologic Rehabilitation3
TOTAL10
OVERALL TOTAL41

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 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.