Communication Sciences & Disorders

Address: 300 Ferguson Building
Phone: 336.334.5184
Web site: csd.uncg.edu

Majors & Concentrations

  • Speech Pathology and Audiology (BS) U143

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 UNCG Speech and Hearing Center and engage in cooperative work with area schools, hospitals, and other human service agencies.

Special application procedures

You must hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (preferably higher) and have 55 earned credit hours to apply to the major. Once accepted to the major, students may enroll in upper-level (300-level or above) courses. An application form and transcripts must be submitted to the CSD department by May 15. Second-degree applicants and transfer students also must meet the May 15 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-plus level, you must have a letter written for 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 N.C. license in speech-language pathology or audiology (a master's 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 (co-sponsored with N.C. A&T University)
  • Support groups for clients with aphasia, fluency, and voice disorders meet on campus 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

Graduates/Careers

  • 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 www.asha.org.

Professional Organizations and Accreditation

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

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