Communication Sciences & Disorders Post-Baccalaureate Program


The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a sequence of courses for students with a degree in another discipline to prepare for application to graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology.

The post-baccalaureate program in communication sciences and disorders is a non-degree program. The post-bacc course sequence provides in-depth study of normal speech, language and hearing processes, and a background orientation to disorders of communication.

The post-baccalaureate sequence of courses include 29 semester hours of coursework that fulfill prerequisite requirements for application to Pacific University’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and those required by many other graduate programs in audiology and speech-language pathology.

The entire communication sciences and disorders post-baccalaureate course sequence may be completed online or through on-campus courses on our Forest Grove Campus. Additional information about the program is available in our frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Prospective and current students should note that admission to graduate programs in audiology and speech-language pathology is highly competitive. We offer advising and support to students and both prospective and current students are strongly encouraged to contact individual graduate programs to verify needed pre-requisites and determine the extent to which they are likely to be a competitive applicant for that graduate program. Successful completion of the coursework offered through this post-baccalaureate program does not guarantee successful admission to graduate programs at Pacific University or any other graduate program nationally or internationally.



SLP Clinic patient

Pacific is looking for participants to take part in a program to help individuals with Parkinson’s improve their speech and swallowing. The two-part program starts with individual speech therapy followed by weekly group therapy.

Rainbow watercolor

Optimizing Care Across the Gender Spectrum, a one-day workshop on Saturday, April 6, provides tools for speech-language pathologists and educators.  

Pre-CSD Club and Public Health Club are hosting a March 4 screening of the documentary "Who Am I To Stop It." The documentary is tied to National Brain Injury Awareness month.