UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Post-Baccalaureate Program

Post-Baccalaureate Program

Communication Sciences and Disorders Post-Baccalaureate Courses


By earning 38 credits of undergraduate coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), you could become eligible for admission to a CSD post-baccalaureate graduate program.

Post Baccalaureate Program Description:

A post baccalaureate student holds a degree in another field and may take the required courses to become eligible to apply for a graduate program in CSD. To become a licensed speech-language pathologist, you are required to earn a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders. The prerequisites for eligibility to apply to the River Falls graduate program are listed below. Equivalent courses earned from accredited colleges or universities that offer baccalaureate-level degrees in speech pathology may also be accepted.

The 38 credits must include college-level courses in each of the five core areas. In most cases, all courses should be taken through a baccalaureate-level program.

  • Anatomy & Physiology of Speech and Hearing
  • Speech & Hearing Science
  • Normal Communication/Language Development
  • Phonetics
  • Audiology

The 38 credits must also include individual college-level courses appropriate for certification as a speech-language pathologist in at least three of the following five categories of disorders:

  • Phonology/Articulation
  • Child Language
  • Voice & Resonance
  • Fluency/Stuttering
  • Aural Rehabilitation

Courses Offered:

(Please refer to the online course catalog for course descriptions here)

CSD 261 Language Development 4 cr.
CSD 262 Speech Systems 4 cr.
CSD 263 Phonetics 3 cr.
CSD 264 Speech Science 3 cr.
CSD 275 Practicum: Observation/Discussion 1 cr.
CSD 350 Articulatory and Phonological Disorders 3 cr.
CSD 360 Audiology I, 3 cr.
CSD 362 Language Appraisal and Intervention 3 cr.
CSD 460 Voice Disorders 2 cr.
CSD 463 Behavior Modification/Stuttering 3 cr.
CSD 466 Aural Rehabilitation 3 cr.
CSD 479 Clinical Procedures and Experience 3 cr.