We’re offering the opportunity for students who have already graduated from college to complete a 30 credit pre-professional preparation in a two-semester intensive sequence as preparation for entry into a graduate program.
What will I study?
We’ll cover the normal bases of speech, language, hearing and swallowing disorders. You’ll learn basic clinical methods and have the opportunity to observe practicing clinicians working with both child and adult clients with communication and swallowing disorders.
|Course||Course Prerequisite Subject Area||Semester
|e.g., BI 111||Biological Sciences||3|
|e.g., PY 100||Physical Sciences||3|
|e.g., MA 131||Statistics||3|
|e.g., PS 110, PS 252||Social/Behavioral Sciences||6|
Post-Baccalaureate Plan of Study
|Course||Semester||Course Subject Area||Semester Hours|
|SLP 200/400||F||Introduction to Communication Disorders||3|
|SLP 300/411||F||Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Swallowing||3|
|SLP 310/412||F||Introduction to Audiology and Hearing Science||3|
|SLP 320/420||S||Speech Science||3|
|SLP 330/430||S||Development of Language||3|
|SLP 340/440||S||Neurological Bases of Communication and Swallowing||3|
|SLP 350/450||S||Introduction to Clinical Methods and Observation||3|
|ED 152/552||F, Sp, Su||Education in the US||3|
|ED 205/569||F, Sp, Su||Education of Students with Special Needs||3|
Will I have internship opportunities?
Yes, you will obtain 25 hours of observation of clinicians with their clients. Local observation sites will include:
- Bridgeport Public Schools
- Cooperative Educational Services
- Kennedy Center for Developmental Disabilities
- Bridgeport Hospital
- Norwalk Hospital
- Midstate Medical Center
- St. Vincent Hospital, and many others.
These practicum experiences are offered through off-campus facilities and settings, which may require that the student complete a criminal background check, a drug screening and/or fingerprinting before beginning the practicum. Visit our background check requirements page for details.
Are there special admission requirements?
You will be required to have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, to have successfully completed either a major or minor course of study in communication disorders or speech-language pathology, with an average GPA of 3.2 or better in the pre-requisite courses listed above.