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
Categories Degrees, Certificates, and Courses for Contemporary Learners Speech Language Pathology Online
Program Type Credit
Delivery Format Online
Next Session Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

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.

Program Description

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 individual college-level courses appropriate for certification as a speech-language pathologist* (i.e., not coursework specifically for SLP-Assistant preparation) in at least three of the following five categories of disorders:

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

       * Appropriate disorders courses cover content in both assessment and intervention

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.

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 (2 crs)
Offered Fall/Spring/Summer

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

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

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

CSD 352 Fluency Disorders (3 credits)
Offered Fall/Summer

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


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

CSD 370, Clinical Procedures in Communication Disorders (3 credits)
Offered Summer
Prerequisite: CSD 331 or CSD 358

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

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

CSD 440 Neurological Aspects of Communication (2 credits)
Offered Spring/Summer
Prerequisite: CSD 256


Questions or problems? Contact the UW-Eau Claire post-baccalaureate program by email or by phone 715-836-4021 or 715-836-3990. 

Fee

Undergrad Fee Per Credit $375.00

Instructions

How to Apply and Register

Questions?

Phone: 715-836-4021

103 Garfield Avenue
Old Library 1108
Eau Claire, WI 54701