Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences

Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences offers educational programs in speech-language pathology and audiology, each with a clinical orientation. Both graduate programs are accredited by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). As part of the training program, the department also houses the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic, which provides a variety of diagnostic and rehabilitative services to individuals of any age with speech, language, and/or hearing difficulties.

The undergraduate program offers a pre-professional bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology and audiology. At the graduate level, both the speech and audiology programs are designed to prepare students to become professional practitioners in their field. Training focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, language, hearing, and balance disorders in both children and adults.



  • ASLS 266
  • ASLS 365
  • ASLS 370
  • ASLS 469
  • ASLS 478


Student Spotlight

  • Undergraduate ASLS major Tia Kilgore was awarded 1st place in the 2015 McNair Research Competition for her research on Pediatric Cochlear Implantation and the Deaf Community.
  • Undergraduate ASLS major Emilie Scharf was selected to present on "Exploring the Lived Experiences of Adults Who Stutter: A Qualitative Study" at the Fall 2015 UNC Undergraduate Research Symposium. Emilie's faculty mentor is Dr. Julie Hanks.
  • AuD students Chelsie Hensley, Kristin Garst, and Kristi Gulbransen presented their research at the 2015 Colorado Academy of Audiology Conference.
  • AuD student Kristi Gulbrandsen received a scholarship to attend and present her research at the 7th binennial NCRAR conference.
  • AuD student Michala Demars was selected to participate in a humanitarian mission to Toluca, Mexico through the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
  • SLP graduate students Jenica Ward, Tammi Harnan, and Rebecca Ruske each received a $5,000 scholarship from the Scottish Rite Foundation.

Faculty Spotlight

  • Associate Professor Tina Stoody has partnered with Dr. David Kelsall of the Rocky Mountain Ear Center to provide implantable hearing device services to patients through the UNC Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic.  The partnership was made possible through the Cochlear Provider Network program.
  • UNC Audiologist to Present at World Health Organization Headquarters
    University of Northern Colorado Professor Deanna Meinke has been invited to speak for a second time this year at World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more
  • Faculty in ASLS received $436,269 in funding for three UNC innovation grants including: “FETCH~LAB UNC—Facility for Education and Testing of Canine Hearing and Laboratory for Animal Bioacoustics”, “Interdisciplinary Patient Simulation Academy”, and “Gee, I Finally Made the Connection—Bridging Principle and Application using Guided Information Exploration Apps”.