Postbaccalaureate status allows students to complete prerequisite coursework needed for graduate school and certification/licensure without being formally admitted into a degree-granting program.
There is no guarantee that, upon completion of coursework, a student will be admitted to this communication disorders and sciences (CDS) master’s program.
The following courses are recommended because they are prerequisite courses expected by most graduate programs. Optional courses are typically not required by graduate programs but may help prepare you for graduate school and future clinical experiences.
CDS courses are offered one time per year in one section. There are no summer or online courses.
Most students complete postbaccalaureate courses in three terms as a full-time student.
|CDS 442 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism||4|
|CDS 458 Audiological Disorders/ Treatment||4|
|CDS 460 Developmental Disorders||4|
|CDS 450 Intro to Language Development||4|
|CDS 470 Neuroscience of Speech and Language||4|
|CDS 444 Phonetics||4|
|CDS 457 Fundamentals of Audiology||4|
|CDS 430 Speech Pathology/Audiology as a Profession||2|
|CDS 431 Beginning Clinical Methods||3|
|CDS 462 Acquired Disorders of Communication||4|
Non-Communication Disorders and Sciences Courses
The following non-CDS courses are required for ASHA certification. We recommend that you complete these courses before you enter graduate school. They can be taken at any college/university and may be taken pass/no pass, but must be college level courses (100+ level). One course is required in each of the following subjects:
- Biological Science (one of the following: biology, general anatomy/physiology, neuroanatomy/neurophysiology, or genetics) (cannot have a CDS prefix)
- Physical Science (one of the following: physics or chemistry)
- Behavioral Science (one of the following: psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health)