Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences
A pre-professional undergraduate program with training focused on broad-based education emphasizing the anatomy and physiology, psychology, development of audition, language and speech, principles of hearing science, technical instrumentation and program solving. You will explore the science behind how we talk, formulate language, hear and process our auditory environment, as well as how to diagnose, treat, and prevent communication disorders.
Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology
Designed to prepare you for entry-level activity as speech-language pathologists with an emphasis on educating you to be life-long learners with a strong foundation in evidence-based practice and academics. Coursework and clinical experiences in this accredited graduate program are offered in child and adult language, phonology, fluency, voice, cochlear implant/aural rehabilitation and augmentative/alternative communication.
Doctor of Audiology
A four-year, post-baccalaureate program designed to train you as a clinical audiologist. The clinician-scholar model is emphasized, designed for you to utilize evidence based-practice along with the latest advances in evaluation and treatment of hearing and balance disorders. Specialized on-campus and off-campus clinical practicum opportunities include the areas of auditory processing disorders, vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation, auditory brainstem response and cochlear implants. Upon graduation from the accredited program, you are eligible to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Graduate Certificate in Animal Audiology
As one of only two institutions across the country, UNC offers this certificate to provide specialized training in the assessment and management of hearing loss in animals. The certificate is designed for graduate students enrolled in a Doctor of Audiology program and for currently practicing audiologists. Emphasis is on the use of the brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) for screening and diagnosis of canines and equines although the skills acquired will transfer to BAER testing of other animals and human infants.
The Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology and Doctor of Audiology programs will use the CSDCAS centralized application system for the upcoming application cycle.
Further information is found under the "How to Apply" link for your respective program.