Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences B.S.

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact: Tamara Nickelson, Administrative Assistant

Location: Gunter 1400

Telephone: 970.351.2734

Website: www.unco.edu/NHS/asls

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

In this comprehensive pre-professional program, students take academic courses and observe and participate in supervised clinical practica. These activities are designed to provide a strong base for entry into a professional certifying degree program at the master's degree level in speech-language pathology or at the doctoral degree level in audiology. This degree program does not lead to certification of any type. Students cannot find employment as an audiologist or as a speech-language pathologist with only the bachelor’s degree in audiology and speech-language sciences; however, positions can be found as audiology technicians and/or speech-language pathology assistants.

The degree program can be modified to serve as an excellent undergraduate foundation for entry into the master's degree program in Severe Needs: Hearing (Deaf Education). Students interested in pursuing this option should see their advisor.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

  • In addition to fulfilling the specified major requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences, a grade of “C-” or better must be earned in all of the Required Major Credit and Specified LAC Credit courses in order for the courses to count toward the major.
  • In addition, the University requirement of a UNC cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 for graduation must also be met.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 25-28 credits

LAC area 1.b. — Intermediate Composition

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 123College Research Paper

3

SCI 291Scientific Writing

3

LAC area 2 — Mathematics

 

STAT 150Introduction to Statistical Analysis

3

and choose one of the following courses:

MATH 124College Algebra

4

MATH 125Plane Trigonometry

3

MATH 127Elementary Functions

4

MATH 131Calculus I

4

LAC area 5.c. — Human Behavior and Social Systems

ASLS 160Introduction to Human Communication and Its Disorders

3

One course with either a PSY or SOC prefix

LAC area 6 — Physical and Life Sciences

BIO 101Biological Perspectives

4

or

BIO 110Principles of Biology

4

One course with either CHEM or PHYS prefix

3-5

LAC area 8 — Multicultural Studies

ASL 101American Sign Language I

3

Remaining LAC — 18 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core ”.

2. Required Major — 37-38 credits

Take all of the following courses:

ASLS 260Introduction to Phonetics

2

ASLS 266Normal Speech and Language Development

3

ASLS 267Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism

3

ASLS 343Fundamentals of Physiological and Biological Acoustics

2

ASLS 360Articulation and Voice Disorders

3

ASLS 365Language Disorders in Children

3

ASLS 366Language Sampling Processes

1

ASLS 370Basic Audiology

4

ASLS 469Clinical Processes in Speech-Language Pathology

4

ASLS 478Aural Rehabilitation and Amplification

3

BIO 245Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

4

LIB 150Introduction to Undergraduate Research

1

Choose one course from each of the following groups that aligns with area of interest for graduate studies:

Group A:

ASLS 431Organically-Based Communication Disorders

3

ASLS 487Advanced Audiology

3

Group B:

ASLS 474Clinical Practicum in Audiology

1

ASLS 483Entry/Primary Speech-Language Pathology Practicum

2

3. University-Wide Credits — 36-40 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 36-40 credits.