School of Health and Human Sciences

Speech Pathology and Audiology (BS)

About the Major

The Speech Pathology and Audiology major provides opportunities for the study of normal speech, language and hearing and the associated disorders. Faculty and students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders provide services to the University community and to the public through the University Speech and Hearing Center and engage in cooperative work with area schools, hospitals and other human service agencies.

Special Application Procedures

You must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (preferably higher), have 55 credit hours and apply to the major to be eligible to enroll in upper level courses. An application form and transcripts must be submitted to the CSD department by May 15th. Second degree applicants and transfer students must also meet the May 15th deadline and all academic requirements. Admission to UNCG does not admit you to the CSD pre-professional program. In order to take classes at the 300+ level, you must have a letter written admittance to the major from the CSD Department as well as a separate acceptance letter from the University.

What’s unique about Communication Sciences and Disorders at UNCG?

  • The Department offers pre-professional training in speech pathology and audiology
  • Instruction is designed to meet American Speech-Language-Hearing Association standards
  • The major satisfies some requirements for NC license in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology (a masters degree is required for a full license)
  • The Department is specifically designed for the study and remediation of communication disorders. In addition to classrooms and offices, the facilities include a speech science lab, a brain mapping lab, a preschool language classroom, audiology labs, a student work room, and nine individual therapy and observation rooms.
  • UNCG’s graduate program in Speech Pathology and Audiology is nationally ranked

Academic Clubs and Organizations

  • UNCG Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • UNCG Chapter of Operation Smile
  • Greensboro Consortium Student Chapter of the National Black Association of Speech-Language-Hearing (cosponsored with NC A&T University)
  • Support groups for clients with aphasia, fluency and voice disorders meet here and/or involve students

Student Opportunities

  • Job fairs and career resources are made available to majors
  • Students earn observation hours at the UNCG Speech and Hearing Center
  • Volunteer opportunities are available for students in local schools and in respite care facilities for adults


  • Students pursue a master’s degree or a job in a related field
  • All UNCG students graduating with the Master of Arts degree in the past five years are currently employed in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, public health departments, home health agencies and other special clinics
  • Popular graduate schools include The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and five additional schools in North Carolina as well as many strong programs in other states. A complete list of these schools can be found at

Professional Organizations and Accreditation

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Council for Academic Accreditation