Postbac students are required to complete both University of Washington and Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences requirements as follows:

1. University of Washington Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

For the Bachelor of Science degree, all Postbac students must fulfill the UW College of Arts and Sciences graduation requirements, which include general education coursework related to “Areas of Knowledge”. Typically, coursework completed during a student’s first Bachelor degree program will fulfill this requirement. Each student will complete the Postbac Degree Program Requirements Worksheet with the department’s Undergraduate Advisor upon entering the program, to identify any Areas of Knowledge deficits.

2. Speech & Hearing Sciences Degree Requirements

The Postbac program is completed in four quarters and requires one Summer quarter of enrollment. Students accepted into the Postbac program must complete the 13 required courses and 50 credits outlined below for the Bachelor of Science degree. Please refer to the UW Course Catalog for full course descriptions.

Course # Course Name Quarter Offered Credits

SPHSC 250

Introduction to Speech & Hearing Sciences

Summer quarter

3 credits

SPHSC 303

Language Science

Summer quarter

3 credits
SPHSC 371 Hearing Disorders

Summer quarter

4 credits
SPHSC 261 The Nature of Sound Autumn Quarter

3 credits

SPHSC 304 Speech and Language Acquisition

Autumn quarter

5 credits
SPHSC 320 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech & Swallowing

Autumn quarter

5 credits

SPHSC 302 Phonetics: Theory & Transcription Winter Quarter

4 credits

SPHSC 305 Developmental Communication & Swallowing Disorders

Winter quarter

3 credits
SPHSC 306 Acquired Communication & Swallowing Disorders

Winter quarter

3 credits

SPHSC 481 Management of Hearing Loss

Winter quarter

3 credits
SPHSC 425 Speech, Language, Hearing & The Brain Spring Quarter 5 credits
SPHSC 461 Hearing Science

Spring quarter

5 credits

SPHSC 405 Clinical Decision-Making in Speech-Language Pathology

Spring quarter

4 credits

Total Credits Required: 50

Summer Autumn Winter Spring

250 - Intro to Speech & Hearing Sciences (3)

303- Language Science (3)

371 - Hearing Disorders (4)

261 – The Nature of Sound (3)

304 - Speech & Language Acquisition (5)

320 - Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Swallowing (5)

491 – Hearing Screenings (2) elective

302 – Phonetics: Theory & Transcription (4)

305 - Developmental Comm & Swallowing Disorders (3)

306 - Acquired Comm & Swallowing Disorders (3)

481 –Mgmt of Hearing Loss (3)

425 - Sp, Lang, Hearing & Brain (5)

461 - Hearing Science & Development (5)

405 – Clinical Decision Making in SLP (4)

Postbac Qtr 1 (10 cr) Postbac Qtr 2 (13 cr) Postbac Qtr 3 (13 cr) Postbac Qtr 4 (14 cr)