Rehabilitation Sciences

Post-Baccalaureate Studies - Communication Sciences

A graduate degree (Master's in speech-language pathology or Au.D. in audiology) is required in order to become a certified practitioner in the field of communication sciences and disorders. Many graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology require applicants to have either an undergraduate degree in the field or a core of prerequisite coursework in the field. Our post-baccalaureate studies program has been developed to help students who wish to pursue a career in speech-language pathology or audiology, but who have an undergraduate degree in an area other than communication sciences and disorders. Our two semester (one year) post-baccalaurate studies program consists of a total of 18 semester hours and is designed to assist those individuals in obtaining the prerequisites necessary to apply to a graduate program in the field. The program of study for the post-baccalaureate student is available in a printable version pdf and is also listed below.

If you are interested in more information about the post-baccalaureate studies program in communication sciences and disorders at Armstrong, please contact us at 912.344.2969.

Pre-requisites for ASHA Certification

Student should complete foundation courses in each of the following areas as needed (name/course number required):                                                                                                                  Undergraduate courses from baccalaureate program may be evaluated for appropriateness.

  • Biological Science (Science of living things, such as biology, human anatomy, etc)
  • Physical Science (Science of non-living things, such as physics, chemistry, etc)
  • Social Science (Psychology, Sociology, Aanthropology, etc)
  • Statistics

Communication Sciences and Disorders Courses

Course Number Course Title
Fall Semester
CSDS 1220 Introduction to Communication Disorders
CSDS 2230 Anatomy and Physiology of  Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
CSDS 2240 Normal Speech and Language Development
CSDS 2250 Phonetics
Course Number Course Title
Spring Semester
CSDS 3400 Speech Science
CSDS 3410 Introduction to Audiology
CSDS 3420 Language Disorders
CSDS 4151 Writing for the Health Professions

Other Requirements

  1. Declare CSDS as major
  2. Meet with CSDS advisor
  3. Complete 10 hours of community service related to the field of communication sciences and disorders Volunteer Form
  4. Complete 25 hours of clinical observation supervised by ASHA CCC-holder Observation Hours Form
  5. Complete speech, language, and hearing screening at the RiteCare Center for Communication Disorders (Armstrong Center, Suite 20)
  6. Complete exit interview/meeting


  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Maintain regular contact with academic advisor.