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Speech Pathology and Audiology Major (SPAU)

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

AOS Code: U143

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.

Student Learning Goals

Students majoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology will be able 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 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.

Admission Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. Applicants for admission to the Speech Pathology and Audiology major may apply only after completion and/or transfer of 55 semester 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 be admitted to the major.
  3. The grade point average (see B. above) 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.
  4. Students seeking admission to the Speech Pathology and Audiology Major should proceed as follows:
    1. Secure an official transcript(s) of undergraduate course work completed at colleges and universities other than UNCG, and an unofficial transcript from UNCG;
    2. Secure an application from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program Office, 300 Ferguson Building, or online at http:www.uncg.edu/csd/ugapp.htm;
    3. Deliver both the transcripts and the completed application to the Program Office, 300 Ferguson Building, by May 31.
    4. In some cases the Program may require additional information or an interview, so the application process should be initiated immediately after completion of 55 hours.

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.

  1. Maintenance of a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0
  2. Minimum grade point average of 3.0 in major courses, with no grades in these courses below C-
  3. Demonstration of high quality oral and written communication
  4. Compliance with all University regulations including the Academic Integrity Policy

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one
additional GRD course

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
Required: PSY 121 and one other GSB course

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Department specifies courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
6 s.h. of a foreign language through the 102 level, and two additional GL/GN courses, one of which must carry the GN marker

 

Students may select courses for:

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major Requirements

Minimum 27 semester hours above the 100 level.

  1. All majors are required to take:
    • CSD 295, 306, 307, 308, 309, 334, 336, 337, 476, 556 or 557, and 588; STA 108, or MAT 115 or higher; PSY 121*; SES 101. CSD 464 recommended.
    • one additional GSB course (in addition to the 6 s.h. required by GEC) from the Social and Behavioral Sciences list
    • one additional GNS course from the GEC Category Approved Courses list (in addition to the 6–7 s.h. required by GEC)
    • 6 s.h. of a foreign language through the 102 level*

      *PSY 121 satisfies one GSB; 6 s.h. of a foreign language satisfy two GL requirements.
  2. Students preparing for graduate study in speech-language pathology are required to take: CSD 338 and 550
  3. Students preparing for graduate study in audiology are required to take: STA 108 and ISM 110