Undergraduate Experience

Our undergraduate program is designed to provide foundational information to develop critical thinking skills, the ability to evaluate scientific information, and to facilitate the development of writing skills.

For students wishing to pursue clinical or research careers in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology, the undergraduate degree provides the prerequisite coursework required for graduate study. A Master’s Degree is required for practice as a speech-language pathologist and a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree is the entry-level degree for clinical practice in audiology. An undergraduate major in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences also provides a strong background for the pursuit of other careers, including teaching and health-related areas.


Admission to the University of Arizona can be accomplished by completion of an online application through the Office of Admissions.  Students interested in a major in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences should apply to the College of Science.  There is not an admissions protocol to become a SLHS major; students complete a declaration of major form.  Email Denise Minopoli at minopold@email.arizona.edu for more information.

Undergraduate Advising: If you have advising questions, please contact Tharini Wijeweera, Academic advisor for College of Science. She is in Gould-Simpson, Room 1017.

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program

SLHS offers a  summer program for those interested in becoming a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant.