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.

Undergraduate Requirements

In addition, students are also required to take a minimum of Math 111 (Trigonometry) and Math 113 (Elements of Calculus), one course in statistics, one course in physical science (physics or chemistry), one course in biological science (emphasis on human or animal), and one social science course.

Admissions

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 Tharini Wijeweera at raini@email.arizona.edu for more information.

Undergraduate Advising: If you have advising questions, please contact Tharini Wijeweera, Academic advisor for College of Science, at raini@email.arizona.edu. 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.