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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Speech Language Pathology


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Chair:

(Vacant)

Program Coordinator:

Kelly, Donna J.; Associate Professor
Assistant Professors

Franklin, Clifford
Kintz, Stephen

The Department of Speech Language Pathology offers a Bachelor of Science  (B.S.) degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders  (CSD; i.e., Speech-Language Pathology) and a post-baccalaureate course sequence (sometimes referred to as “leveling” courses) for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in another field and are interested in pursuing a career in Speech-Language Pathology. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in another major may also earn a Minor in Speech Pathology.

The B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders provides the pre-professional coursework needed to pursue graduate education in speech-language pathology. The B.S. in CSD is viewed as a “pre-professional” program because an M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology) is required to practice as a speech-language pathologist. National Certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and State Licensure are required.

Students interested in additional information and/or enrolling in the B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, the post-baccalaureate course sequence (for Speech-Language Pathologists), or the minor are encouraged to contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Donna Kelly, at djkelly@ualr.edu.

General Information and Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree

Students interested in enrolling in the B.S. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders  (Speech-Language Pathology) are encouraged to contact the Program Coordinator. Students may be pre-admitted or admitted to the B.S. program. 

Admission requires:

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (which includes all college coursework taken)
  • Completion of approximately 50 hours of college coursework.

Major coursework typically includes four semesters, with a minimum of 41 credit hours (students may pursue the coursework full or part-time). Each course is offered once per year; many of the courses have required major prerequisites. There are no online courses available. No required courses are offered during the summer months. In addition to the M.S., the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association requires four non-major bachelor’s level courses for those pursuing a career as a Speech-Language Pathologist. These courses are not required for the B.S. degree but must be completed prior to beginning practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Post-Baccalaureate Course Sequence

Students interested in enrolling in the Post-baccalaureate (PB) Course Sequence are encouraged to contact the Program Coordinator. 

  • Admission requires an earned bachelor’s degree.
  • The PB includes a minimum of 10 courses (30 hours); (typically completed in two semesters and begins in the fall semester) 

Students may pursue the coursework full or part-time; each course is offered once per year. Many of the courses have required major prerequisites. There are no online courses available. No required courses are offered during the summer months. In addition to the M.S., the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association requires four non-major bachelor’s level courses. These four courses do not have to be completed prior to beginning most M.S. programs, but they must be completed prior to beginning practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Minor

Students interested in pursuing a minor in Speech Pathology are encouraged to contact the Program Coordinator. The minor requires a minimum of 18 hours of coursework beginning with AUSP 2360 , AUSP 3350 , AUSP 3360 , and AUSP 3361  which are offered during the fall semester. Courses are offered once per year; many of the courses have required major prerequisites. There are no online courses available. No courses for the minor are offered during the summer months.

Freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students interested in this major should first contact the CEHP Advising and Support Center. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 15 hours of CSD coursework to earn a B.S. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Programs

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