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Director: Sherrie L. Frye, Ph.D.

Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences

Location: Gunter 1400
Telephone: 970.351.2734 Fax: 970.351.2974

Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences (ASLS) offers an educational program with a clinical orientation. ASLS also houses the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic. ASLS offers an undergraduate pre-professional major in Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences, a professional certifying Master's degree program in Speech-Language Pathology, and a professional certifying clinical doctorate in Audiology. These programs prepare students in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hearing, balance, speech and language disorders.

Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences B.S.

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 professional employment within Colorado and most other states with only the bachelor's degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences.

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.

For degree and program requirements, see:

Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences B.S.

Speech-Language Pathology M.A.

This certifying Master's program is fully accredited and provides excellent academic, research, and clinical preparation.

Areas emphasized include:

This program offers extensive supervised clinical experience through the well-equipped UNC Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic and ancillary clinics in Colorado. This M.A. program is accredited by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Students who complete this program are eligible to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Graduates can also qualify for licensure from the Colorado Department of Education. Career opportunities include: positions in schools, hospitals, practice in association with a range of physicians including otolaryngology, neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and pediatrics; rehabilitation centers, and private practice.

Admission. Students will be admitted to this limited-enrollment program on the basis of:

  1. academic record,
  2. Graduate Record Examination scores,
  3. at least three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with their academic/clinical performance,
  4. a letter of intent.

Admission to the Graduate School does not guarantee admission to the Speech-Language Pathology graduate program.

Prerequisites. This program assumes an undergraduate background in Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology. Students who do not have such a background must fulfill academic requirements as determined by their major advisor and should be prepared to spend a minimum of two additional semesters to complete undergraduate level courses prior to beginning graduate coursework.

For degree and program requirements, see:

Speech-Language Pathology M.A.

Audiology Au.D.

This certifying clinical doctoral degree program in audiology (Au.D.) is fully accredited and provides excellent academic, research, and clinical preparation.

Areas emphasized include:

Specific exceptions to Graduate School requirements for doctoral degrees have been approved. These exceptions relate to the dissertation proposal, dissertation, defense of dissertation, advancement to candidacy and doctoral committees. Because of the clinical focus of this degree, rigorous academic standards are maintained through measurement of clinical competencies throughout the program rather than completion of a dissertation. Students will be required to complete a capstone research project.

This program offers extensive supervised clinical experience through the well-equipped UNC Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic and ancillary clinics in Colorado. The Au.D. program leading to certification is accredited by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Students who complete this program are eligible to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and/or for Board Certification in Audiology awarded by the American Board of Audiology (ABA). Graduates can also qualify for licensure from the Colorado Department of Education.

Career opportunities include positions in hospitals; audiology clinics; otolyrngology medical practices; rehabilitation centers; schools; industry; and private practice.

Admission: Students will be admitted to this limited-enrollment program on the basis of:

  1. academic record,
  2. Graduate Record Examination scores,
  3. at least three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with their academic/clinical performance,
  4. letter of intent.

Admission to the Graduate School does not guarantee admission to the Audiology graduate program.

Prerequisites: This program assumes an undergraduate background in Audiology and/or Speech-Language Pathology. Students who do not have such a background must fulfill academic requirements as determined by their major advisor and should be prepared to spend a minimum of two additional semesters to complete undergraduate level courses prior to beginning graduate coursework.

For degree and program requirements, see:

Audiology Au.D.


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