Do you want to help people with speech or hearing disorders?
The bachelor's degree is a pre-professional degree for persons wishing to pursue graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology. The master's degree is required to be licensed in Texas and for clinical certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Beginning in the year 2007, the Doctor of Audiology will be the entry-level degree needed to practice audiology.
The pre-professional program provides basic preparation in the normal development and functioning of speech, language, and hearing, and introductory courses concerned with communication disorders and appropriate remedial procedures. Clinical activities are scheduled concurrently with academic progress and involve diagnostic and therapeutic interaction with speech, language and hearing handicapped individuals under closely supervised conditions. Satisfactory completion of the master's programs or the professional doctorate program enables individuals to meet the academic and clinical practicum requirements for ASHA's Certificate of Clinical Competence and the state of Texas license in speech-language pathology and/or audiology.
For more information about the BS Degree or Minor in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology and/or to schedule an advising appointment, send an email to an advisor.
Recent graduates are employed as:
- Assistant in Audiology
- Assistant in Speech-Language Pathology
- Early Intervention Specialist
Recent graduates are employed by:
- Home Health Agencies such as Therapy 2000 and Care Options for Kids
- Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) of North Central Texas
- School districts across Texas
- UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center
Obtaining a Second Bachelor's Degree
Getting a 2nd Bachelors degree is equated to being a double major, the only difference is that the 2nd major is obtained at a later date. Classes taken while obtaining the first Bachelor’s (mainly core classes) will be applied to the 2nd Bachelor’s, eliminating the need to retake these classes. The student would then be required to only take new classes that have not already been taken for the new major. The 2nd bachelor’s degree-seeking student will take all of the SPHS courses (39 hours).
For more information about careers in speech-language pathology, please visit our Careers page. It contains links to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association's career information web pages.
Additional Steps for a 2nd Bachelors degree-seeking student:
- After acceptance into the UNT Toulouse Graduate School, set an appointment with a College of Health and Public Service advisor by calling (940)565-4115, located in Chilton Hall Room 290.
- -----------The HPS advisor will review your transcripts from your 1st bachelor’s degree and determine which Core and HPS class requirements you still need. Because of ASLP UG class requirements, the most common classes a student still needs are Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or level III and level IV of a foreign language. The 1st bachelor’s counts as the minor for the 2nd bachelor’s degree.
- Take all of the required classes for a bachelor’s degree in ASLP.
Scholarships & more
The Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology in UNT’s College of Health and Public Service offers scholarships to its students each year, including:
- Bill and Billie K. Johnson Class of the Forties Scholarship
- Brenda L. Petersen Scholarship
- Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Undergraduate Scholarship
Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology
The Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology strives to provide the finest professional education in both speech-language pathology and audiology while maintaining an excellent Arts and Sciences pre-professional undergraduate degree.
The Center offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders.