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

  • MA SLP student Amber Rea was selected to be the student speaker at the May 2015 Graduate commencement ceremony.
  • AuD students Mary Owen and Hannah Galloway and ASLS undergraduate students Tia Kilgore and Nakita Jarmon all presented research posters at UNC Research Day 2015.  Hannah Galloway was the Research Excellence Award winner for graduate poster presentations in the College of Natural and Health Sciences and Tia Kilgore was a Research Excellence Award Finalist.
  • AuD students Sarah Kirk, Leann Johnson, Jordan Sanders, and Alyssa Lerner presented their capstone research at the 2015 American Academy of Audiology conference in San Antonio, TX. 
  • AuD student Mary Owen was featured in a USA Today article on hearing loss prevention.
  • AuD student Jordan Sanders published an article in Hearing Review based on some of her AuD capstone research.

Faculty Spotlight

  • 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, 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”.
  • Associate Professor Tina Stoody is working to bring cochlear implant evaluations, mapping, and programming to the UNC Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic as a member of the Cochlear Provider Network.
  • Associate Professor Julie Hanks was honored as the College of Natural and Health Sciences Advisor of the Year.
  • Professor Kathryn Bright received the first ever “Ackley Excellence in Teaching Award” from the Colorado Academy of Audiology at their 2014 annual meeting in Keystone, CO.