What if I don't have an undergraduate major in communication disorders?Some students requesting entry into our clinical program at the graduate level have an undergraduate major that is not in speech-language pathology. We welcome applications from such students because we feel they bring with them valuable knowledge and experience that can be directly applied to their education in the profession of speech-language pathology and audiology. Prerequisite students are expected to take specific prerequisite courses before enrolling in some graduate level courses in our department. If the student has no previous courses in speech-language pathology and audiology, then it will be necessary to take courses, in such areas as anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism, phonetics, language development, and speech and hearing science, that are prerequisites to other courses that the student will take later. These courses will be incorporated into the students program. On the other hand, some students may decide to take some or all of the prerequisite courses either at Purdue University or elsewhere before applying for graduate admission at Purdue. However, it is not necessary to do so. When admitted as a prerequiste student your program will take approximately one year longer.