Speech Pathology and Audiology, B.S.
The Bachelor of Speech Pathology and Audiology degree at UNC Greensboro provides a pre-professional program for those preparing for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology.
Speech-language pathologists work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. To become a speech-language pathologist, you must complete a master’s degree, which includes academic and clinical coursework. To be eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and state licensure, you must graduate from a program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA).
Audiologists are health care professionals who identify, assess and manage disorders of hearing. In order to become an audiologist, one must complete prerequisite courses and then apply to a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program which can be either a 3 year or 4 year term.
THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
- Students in the Speech Pathology and Audiology program complete guided observation hours with speech-language pathologists or audiologists.
- Volunteer and engagement opportunities are available in the community with ASHA certified speech-language pathologists.
- Student-led organizations include a chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, The National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH) Student Affiliate Chapter of UNC Greensboro, and Best Buddies.
On completion of the degree, students will have the skills to:
- 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 between hearing and hearing disorders, and speech and language development and disorders.
- Analyze and measure hearing function.
- Describe habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with hearing impairment.
Graduates may pursue graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology, or, with additional training, pursue a speech-language pathology and audiology assistant certificate.
APPLY TO the PrOGRAM
Speech Pathology and Audiology students must complete a secondary application and be accepted to the CSD Undergraduate Program to take 300+ level courses in the major. Visit our Admission Requirements and Secondary Application page for details.