Speech Language Pathology Post-Baccalaureate Program

This Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Post-Baccalaureate program is intended for students who have earned their bachelor’s degree in an area other than communication sciences and disorders and are returning to school to complete the prerequisite requirements for a graduate program in speech-language pathology.

Required communication sciences and disorders courses

You typically take the courses in the following sequence. However, other options are available depending on your needs. You should meet with Dr. Stephanie Richards, the SLP Post-Baccalaureate program advisor, to learn more about the program and plan your schedule. Following this meeting, you will be added to a Blackboard shell where you can access the application for continuing with the second semester of courses as well as other important advising information.

Semester 1Semester 2*
CSD 278CSD 338
CSD 330CSD 340
CSD 331CSD 431
CSD 335CSD 439
CSD 463CSD 494

*You must be approved to continue with courses in semester 2

Other communication sciences and disorders courses for consideration

Our SLP post-baccalaureate courses meet the prerequisite requirements for most SLP graduate programs. However, there are some programs that may require courses equivalent to CSD 230 and/or CSD 417SL. To determine if either of these courses is needed, you can review the prerequisite requirements for the graduate programs of interest and/or consult with Dr. Richards.

Speech-language pathology certification requirements

It is also recommended that post-baccalaureate students intending to pursue a graduate degree in speech-language pathology consider taking the courses in the following areas (if they haven’t already) to meet ASHA standards for certification. For speech-language pathology students, ASHA requires that you have at least one course in each of these areas on your transcript and that you have passed each class before beginning your clinical fellowship year.

Coursework requirementRecommended courses
StatisticsSTA 282QR or PSY 211QR 
BiologyBIO 101 (general biology) or BIO 150 (human biology)
Chemistry or PhysicsAny chemistry or physics course
Social/behavioral sciencesAny course in psychology, sociology, and anthropology
Research designCSD 525, PSY 285 or any other approved research design course

Applying as an SLP post-baccalaureate student

If you are planning to enroll in our SLP Post-Baccalaureate program, you should apply to the university as a non-degree-seeking graduate student. 

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Financial aid

As a post-baccalaureate student, you may be eligible for financial aid. A certification of degree status form can be completed with your advisor and submitted to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. 

Complete the Certification of Degree Status Form