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Post-Baccalaureate Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Format: In person at Armstrong Campus

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-baccalaureate 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.


An application MUST be submitted to the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program AFTER admissions to Georgia Southern University has been granted to earn the post-baccalaureate certificate in communication sciences and disorders. Students should also submit a copy of undergraduate transcripts with the application.


  1. Complete Post-Baccalaureate Application. Please submit this application via email ( with the subject line: Post-Bac Application.
  2. Copies of undergraduate transcript. Please submit the transcripts via email ( with the subject line: Transcripts.
  3. Meet with WCHP advisor
  4. Complete and log 10 hours of community service related to the field of communication sciences and disorders on the volunteer form.
  5. Complete 25 hours of clinical observation supervised by ASHA CCC-holder.  Observation Hours Form
  6. Complete speech, language and hearing screening at the RiteCare Center for Communication Disorders (Armstrong Center, Suite 20)
  7. Required GPA of 3.0 or higher 

Previous CSDS coursework applied to the certificate must be taken within 5 years. 

A maximum of 6 undergraduate credit hours of coursework approved by the Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty may be transferred from another institution.

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Last updated: 12/22/2020