Undergraduate Program (B.S.)
program in audiology and speech pathology is a preprofessional program
following the guidelines of the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association (ASHA). The undergraduate curriculum by itself does not
certify the student to work as a professional, but provides the
preprofessional background needed to pursue graduate training, Arkansas
Board of Examiner licensing, and ASHA certification in speech-language
pathology or audiology. As of Fall 2002, our undergraduate degree
requirements have changed (see
Major in Audiology and Speech Pathology).
careers in audiology and speech pathology should contact
Dr. Laura Smith-Olinde
for advisement early in their program, so that
UALR core requirements and departmental requirements are met.
Students enrolling in this major should expect to complete a graduate
program in audiology and speech pathology. Students may, however,
complete the preprofessional BS degree and choose to work or pursue
advanced training in other professional fields of employment, several of
which are found in the
Professional Studies at UALR.
required to achieve and maintain a minimum grade point average of
after 50 semester hours to declare the major. No grade of D in an audiology and speech
pathology course will be accepted as fulfilling a course requirement for
the major. Undergraduate students transferring from another college or
university into the department must meet department admission
requirements. Degree-seeking transfer students must take at least 15
hours in the department.
In order to enroll in undergraduate
practicum, a student must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.0
in the major.