Audiology Preparation (AudPrep) Concentration

If you are pursuing the BS-HSS and are interested in applying to the the Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) you may take a set of courses through the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in preparation for that program.  Once you have completed the BS-HSS Core courses in your junior year you can apply for the accelerated degree program. If accepted into the graduate program through the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, your final 12 credits of the BS-HSS will also be applied to the Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) graduate degree.  If not accepted you must meet with your advisor to plan for completion of the BS-HSS degree including a capstone course. 

Admission to the undergraduate degree concentration does not guarantee admission to the doctorate program either as an accelerated degree student or as a regular graduate student. Other audiology graduate programs have similar but not necessarily identical prerequisites, you should check with the graduate program of your choice while pursuing your undergraduate degree.

You must satisfy all the requirements of the BS-HSS bachelor's degree, including the capstone course. In addition, you will take the following courses:

audiology preparation concentration cognate courses:

  • BIOS 1120 - Principles of Biology - Credits: 3 hours
  • BIOS 2400 - Human Physiology - Credits: 4 hours
  • SIGN 1010 - American Sign Language I - Credits: 3 hours
  • ENGL 1050 - Foundations in Written Communication: Strategies, Behaviors, Success - Credits: 3 hours
  • LANG 2500 - The Nature of Language - Credits: 4 hours
  • PHYS 1070 - Elementary Physics - Credits: 4 hours
    PHYS 1080 - Elementary Physics Laboratory - Credits: 1 hour
  • PSY 1000 - General Psychology - Credits: 3 hours
  • STAT 1600 - Discovery with Data- Credits: 3 hours
  • SPPA 2000 - Communication Disorders and Sciences - Credits: 3 hours
  • SPPA 2030 - Normal Language Acquisition - Credits: 3 hours
  • SPPA 2060 - Hearing Science - Credits: 3 hours
  • SPPA 2080 - Introduction to Audiology - Credits: 3 hours
  • SPPA 4000 - Practicum in Speech Pathology and Audiology I - Credits: 2 hours
  • SPPA 4010 - Practicum in Speech Pathology and Audiology II - Credits: 2 hours
  • SPPA 4560 - Rehabilitative Audiology - Credits: 3 hours
  • SPPA 5800 - Psychoacoustics - Credits: 3 hours

accelerated degree - doctorate of audiology (auD)

Once admitted into the accelerated Doctorate of Audiology (AuD), you will take the following 12 credits during your senior year and apply the credits to both your undergraduate and graduate programs.

  • SPPA 5801 - Pediatric Audiology - Credits: 3 hours
  • SPPA 6030 - Anatomy of Audition and Balance - Credits: 2 hours
  • SPPA 6210 - Diagnostic Audiology I - Credits 4 hours
  • SPPA 6220 - Hearing Aids - Credits: 3 hours