Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences

College of Natural and Health Sciences

The minor in Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences is designed for students who are interested in all aspects of human and animal sound production and perception related to communication. Students will find this program can be tailored to complement various areas with the option of selecting courses in acoustics, anatomy and physiology, linguistics, and speech-language and hearing development and disorders. 

Note: The minor in Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences does not lead to licensure or certification that would permit practice in either Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. Students earning a minor in Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences must obtain a final grade of C- or better in all courses counting toward the minor. 

Minor Requirements — 18-20 Credits

Take all of the following courses:

ASLS 160Introduction to Human Communication and Its DisordersLAB3

3

ASLS 220Musical Acoustics and Health Issues

3

Choose 12-14 credits from the following courses:

ASLS 260Introduction to Phonetics

3

ASLS 266Normal Speech and Language Development

3

ASLS 267Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism

4

ASLS 343Fundamentals of Physiological and Biological Acoustics

2

ASLS 360Articulation and Voice Disorders

3

ASLS 365Language Disorders in Children

3

ASLS 370Basic Audiology

4

ASLS 431Organically-Based Communication Disorders

3

ASLS 478Aural Rehabilitation and Amplification

3

ASLS 487Advanced Audiology

3

ASLS 596Comparative Hearing and Vocal Mechanisms

3

Notes: A minimum of 6 upper division credits (300-500 level) in the minor must be earned from UNC.