Speech Pathology and Audiology, B.S.
The Speech Pathology and Audiology major provides a preprofessional program for those preparing for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology. The major is designed to satisfy some requirements for the N.C. license in speech-language pathology or audiology, although no license is awarded until completion of the master’s degree in speech language pathology and the Au.D. or Ph.D. in audiology. Instruction is designed to meet American Speech-Language-Hearing Association standards. Transfer students may require an additional semester to complete the undergraduate degree program. All undergraduates will register with the major code of SPAU, but will not be allowed to take CSD courses at the 300 level or above until formally accepted into the major.
Student Learning Goals
Students majoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology will be able to meet the standards detailed below.
- Identify the foundations of normal communication (speech, language, hearing).
- Explain the theories and processes involved in the identification and evaluation of communication disorders.
- Identify disorders of receptive and expressive written and oral language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics).
- Identify disorders of speech production (articulation, voice, and fluency).
- Describe the cognitive and social aspects of communication.
- Relate issues of cultural diversity to communication and its disorders.
- Explain relationships of hearing and hearing disorders to speech and language development and disorders.
- Analyze and measure hearing function.
- Describe habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with hearing impairment.
- Students must be formally admitted to the Speech Pathology and Audiology Major. Only students with a written acceptance will be permitted to enroll in required courses at the 300 level or above.
- Applicants for admission to the Speech Pathology and Audiology major may apply only after completion and/or transfer of 55 credit hours and must apply before enrollment in any required courses at or above the 300 level in the major. Applicants must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 to apply to the major.
- The grade point average is a minimum requirement and simple compliance does not automatically imply admission. In all cases, admission is competitive and limited by space available in the program.
- Students seeking admission to the Speech Pathology and Audiology Major should proceed as detailed below.
- Secure an official transcript(s) of undergraduate course work completed at colleges and universities other than UNCG, and an unofficial transcript from UNC Greensboro;
- Secure an application from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program Office, 300 Ferguson Building, or online at http://www.uncg.edu/csd/ugapp.htm;
- Deliver both the transcripts and the completed application to the Program Office, 300 Ferguson Building, by May 15.
- In some cases the Program may require additional information or an interview, so the application process should be initiated immediately after completion of 55 credits.
Criteria for Continuing in the Speech Pathology and Audiology Major
Failure to meet these criteria will result in dismissal from the major and loss of approval to graduate.
- Students must maintain a 2.50 GPA.
- Students who earn a grade of D+ or below, as consistent with university policy, in a major course will be placed on academic probation. Students must repeat the course at UNC Greensboro within the probationary period. If the student does not earn a grade of C or better the student will be dismissed from the major. No more than one course can be taken at an outside institution. Courses must be taken at a four-year university.
- Failure to comply with all university regulations, including the Academic Integrity Policy, will result in dismissal from the major.
CSD Residency Requirement
Students seeking an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders may not apply more than three semester hours from another college or university toward upper division (300 level or above) major coursework, unless prior written permission is received from the Department Chair. For the purpose of departmental residency, courses taken at schools in the Greater Greensboro Consortium (Bennett College, Elon University, Greensboro College, GTCC, Guilford College, High Point University, North Carolina A&T State University) will be counted toward the 3 credit hours of accepted transfer coursework.
Any student transferring to UNC Greensboro from another university with an undergraduate CSD program should contact the CSD Department Head or Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies to discuss specific course transfer requests prior to enrollment in the department.
- 122 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level
Degree Program Requirements
|General Education Core Requirements (GEC)|
|Concepts in Communication Sciences|
|Introduction to Phonetics|
|Speech and Hearing Science|
|Language and Speech Development|
|Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism|
|Introduction to Audiology|
|Speech Sound Disorders|
|Structured Clinic Observations|
or CSD 557
|Pediatric Aural Rehabilitation|
|Neurology of Speech, Language and Hearing|
|Voice and Fluency Disorders|
|Diagnostic Procedures: Inquiry, Observation and Measurement|
|Related Area Requirements|
|Business Computing I|
|General Psychology †|
|American Sign Language I|
or ASL 101
|Elementary American Sign Language I|
|Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics ††|
Select an additional 3 credits from GSB list *
Select an additional 3 credits from GNS list *
Select 6 credits of a foreign language through the 102 level **
Not selected to fulfill the GEC requirement.
Foreign language 102 may be substituted by a second-level sign language course.
Counts toward GEC GSB requirement.
Counts toward GEC GMT requirement.
Electives sufficient to complete the 122 credit hours required for the degree.