Degree Outcomes

  • Graduates may pursue graduate study in speech-language pathology.
  • Graduates may pursue a speech-language pathology and audiology certificate and practice as an assistant.

The Student Experience

On completing a speech pathology and audiology degree, students will have the skills to:      

  • Identify the foundations of normal communication (speech, language, hearing).
  • Explain the theories and processes involved in the identification and evaluation of communication disorders.
  • Identify disorders of receptive and expressive written and oral language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics).
  • Identify disorders of speech production (articulation, voice, and fluency).
  • Describe the cognitive and social aspects of communication.
  • Relate issues of cultural diversity to communication and its disorders.
  • Explain relationships of hearing and hearing disorders to speech and language development and disorders.
  • Analyze and measure hearing function.
  • Describe habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with hearing impairment.
  • Observation hours with speech-language pathologists in the community.
  • The major satisfies some requirements for N.C. license in speech-language pathology or audiology (master’s degree required for a full license).
  • Volunteer and engagement opportunities are available in local schools, adult respite care facilities, and aphasia, fluency, and voice disorders support groups.

Accolades & Accomplishments

  • Facilities include a speech science lab, a brain mapping lab, audiology labs, a student workroom, and nine individual therapy and observation rooms.
  • Nationally ranked speech pathology and audiology graduate program.
  • UNCG chapter of the National Speech-Language Hearing Association recently awarded Silver Chapter Honors.

Accreditations & Affiliations

  • Instruction designed to meet American Speech-Language-Hearing Association standards
  • 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)

Additional Requirements

Secondary admission requirements include applying directly to the program after completing at least 55 credit hours and having a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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