Postbaccalaureate coursework in communication sciences and disorders requirements

ASHA's general education requirements

Students who plan to pursue an M.A. in speech-language pathology or doctor of audiology (Au.D.) degree and the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) or Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) must complete undergraduate general education courses that meet the ASHA requirements below.

Only courses appearing on the student's official transcript will be counted as meeting ASHA requirements.

  • College mathematics: Three semester hours (STA 1020 or equivalent required for WSU graduate programs)
  • Biological sciences: Three semester hours
  • Physical sciences: Three semester hours
  • Behavioral-social sciences: Six semester hours

Wayne State University requirements

Au.D. postbaccalaureate pre-requisite coursework

The communication sciences and disorders (CSD) program has temporarily suspended the current CSD GPA policy, which states: CSD Post Bachelor students must have and maintain an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA in the CSD major courses (specifically to register for the CSD advanced courses).

Course Title Credits Fall Winter Spring/summer Prerequisites
SLP 5080 Phonetics 3 WSU WSU   N/A
SLP 5090 Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech Mechanism 3 WSU   WSU N/A
SLP 5300 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology 3 WSU WSU   N/A
AUD 5400 Introduction to Audiology 3 WSU    WSU         N/A
SLP 5320 Normal Language Acquisition 3 WSU WSU   N/A

Au.D. advanced coursework

It is departmental policy that a student may earn one grade of "C" or below in the CSD foundation courses (SLP 5300, 5320, 5080, 5090, and AUD 5400). If two or more grades of "C" or below are earned, students will not be allowed to register for advanced coursework or declare CSD as a major.  Students must also have and maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 and a major GPA of 3.0 to register for advanced coursework in any given semester.

Note: Prospective audiology students do not need to take a statistics class prior to starting in the graduate program, as a statistics course is included within the Au.D. program.

Course Title Credits Fall Winter Spring/summer Prerequisites
SLP 5120 Speech Science 3 WSU    WSU           SLP 5080; 5090   
AUD 5420 Aural Rehabilitation 3   WSU WSU AUD 5400

The temporary GPA policy is as follows:

CSD-B.A. and postbaccalaureate students must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.0, and a minimum 2.0 GPA for all CSD major courses.

SLP pre-requisite foundational coursework

Course Title Credits Fall Winter Spring/summer Prerequisites
SLP 5080 Phonetics 3 WSU WSU   N/A
SLP 5090 Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech Mechanism 3 WSU   WSU N/A
SLP 5300 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology 3 WSU WSU   N/A
AUD 5400 Introduction to Audiology 3 WSU    WSU   N/A
SLP 5320 Normal Language Acquisition 3 WSU WSU   N/A

SLP pre-requisite advanced coursework

It is departmental policy that a student may earn one grade of "C" or below in the CSD foundation courses (SLP 5300, 5320, 5080, 5090, and AUD 5400). If two or more grades of "C" or below are earned, students will not be allowed to register for advanced coursework or declare CSD as a major. Students must also have and maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 and a major GPA of 3.0 to register for advanced coursework in any given semester.

Course Title Credits Fall Winter Spring/summer Prerequisites
SLP 5120 Speech Science 3 WSU     WSU        SLP 5080; 5090   
SLP 5310 Clinical Methods 3 WSU WSU WSU SLP 5080; 5090; 5300; 5320
SLP 6460 Language and Phonological Disorders 3 WSU WSU   SLP 5080;5300; 5320
SLP 6480 Organic Disorders 3 WSU WSU   SLP 5090,5300, 5320
AUD 5420 Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation 3   WSU WSU AUD 5400