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Communication Sciences and Disorders Post-​Baccalaureate Online Courses

By earning up to 30 credits of undergraduate coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), you could become eligible for admission to a CSD post-bacc graduate program.

Key Program Information
Next Session Summer, Fall, Spring
Delivery Format Online

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 a UW-Eau Claire 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. In most cases, credits earned through an SLPA program do not qualify.

The 30 minimum 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: coursework specifically for SLP-Assistant preparation usually is not accepted as equivalent.

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

The 30 minimum credits must also include three of these six courses or ones that are equivalent:

  • Phonology/Articulation 
  • Child Language 
  • Voice & Resonance 
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Neurological Aspects of Communications

       * Appropriate disorders courses cover content in both assessment and intervention

       ** Additional coursework required for the Graduate Program: Sign Language

Courses Offered
(Please refer to the online course catalog for course descriptions. Choose “courses” from the left-hand column, then Communication Sciences and Disorders.

**Enrollment is on a part-time basis only – usually no more than two courses per semester.** Be sure to check with the graduate programs of most interest to you for specific course requirements.

Remember to check with all graduate programs of interest to you for their respective admission criteria.

Click to see Post-baccalaureate courses for students interested in our graduate program.

CSD 256 Anatomy & Physiology of Speech and Hearing (4 crs)
Offered Fall/Spring/Summer

CSD 257 Normal Communication Development (3 crs)
Offered Fall/Spring/Summer

CSD 262 Phonetics: Theory & Application (3 crs)
Offered Fall/Spring/Summer

CSD 321 Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits)
Offered Spring/Summer
Prerequisite: CSD 373

CSD 326, Voice & Resonance Disorders(3 credits)
Offered Spring /Summer
Prerequisites: CSD 256 and 353

CSD 331 Developmental Language Disorders (4 credits)
Offered Fall/Summer
Prerequisite: CSD 257

CSD 353, Speech and Hearing Science (3 credits)
Offered Fall/Spring/Summer

CSD 358, Phonological Disorders (3 credits)
Offered Fall/Summer
Prerequisites: CSD 257 and CSD 262

CSD 370, Clinical Procedures in Communication Disorders (3 credits)
(An additional $35 Master Clinician Network licensing fee accompanies this course)
Offered Summer
Prerequisite: CSD 331 or CSD 358

CSD 373, Basic Audiology (3 credits)
Offered Fall/Spring/Summer

CSD 378, Introduction to Sign Language(3 credits)
Offered Fall/Spring/Summer

CSD 440 Neurological Aspects of Communication (3 credits)
Offered Fall/Summer
Prerequisite: CSD 256

Questions about the program or how to find out if courses are equivalent? Contact the UW-Eau Claire post-baccalaureate program by email.

Who Should Attend

If your goal is to become a speech-language pathologist but you hold a degree in another field, you may take these courses to become eligible to apply for graduate programs. Be sure to check with the graduate programs of most interest to you for specific course requirements.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages children and adults with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

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Cancellation Policy

Refund of credit fees due to withdrawal from class will follow the UW-Eau Claire refund policy. Please refer to Refund Policy. Contact UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education for assistance.

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Undergrad Fee Per Credit $375.00


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