Oct 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Speech Language Pathology


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Dickinson Hall, Suite 500 | (501) 916-3154 | (501) 569-8129 (fax) | ualr.edu/audiospeech

Chair (Interim):

Collier-Tenison, Shannon

Program Coordinator:

Kintz, Stephen; Assistant Professor

Visiting Instructor

Cockcroft, Jacob

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 Communication Sciences and Disorders Minor .

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, along with National Certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and State Licensure.

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. Stephen Kintz, at sgkintz@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 course work typically includes four semesters, with a minimum of 41 credit hours (students may pursue the course work full or part-time). Each course is offered once per year; many of the courses have required major prerequisites. 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), which are typically completed in two semesters beginning in the fall semester.

Students may pursue the coursework full or part-time; however, each course is offered only once per year. Many of the courses have required major prerequisites. 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 Communication Sciences and Disorders Minor  requires a minimum of 18 hours of coursework including the following courses AUSP 2360AUSP 3350AUSP 3360AUSP 3361AUSP 3363AUSP 3366.

Students interested in completing a minor should contact the program coordinator.

Freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students interested in this major should first contact the Center for Career and Student Services at ualr.edu/cbhhs/advising. 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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