Stephen F. Austin State University

Pre-Audiology, B.S.

Pre-Audilogy, B.S.

Audiology is one of the most rapidly expanding careers in the health care field. As a profession, audiology offers unparalleled opportunities working in a variety of settings with hearing-impaired patients of all ages. The U.S. Department of Labor reports the demand for audiologists is growing, and work conditions and earnings are very favorable.
The minimum entry-level education in the profession of audiology is the Doctor of Audiology, just as the Doctor of Medicine is for the field of medicine.

Admission Requirements

Students requesting admission to the Bachelor of Science program in pre-audiology must meet the following criteria:

  1. Acceptance to SFA
  2. Minimum of 30 credit hours
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in all college work

Completion of the four pre-audiology core courses: SPH 130, 210, 250 and 371

Admission Process

Admission is based on the applicant's overall and major core GPAs. To be considered for admission review, the applicant must submit the following materials:

  1. Completed application to the pre-audiology program
  2. Complete transcripts for all previous college credit
  3. Copy of current advising slip

Applicants for admission to the summer and fall classes must be submitted by Feb. 1 each year. Applications for admission to spring must be submitted by Sept. 15 each year. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure all application materials are received by the deadline.

Required Courses (120 Hours)

I. Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication:

English Rhetoric/Composition (6 Hours):
ENG 131 - Rhetoric and Composition Credit(s): 3
ENG 132 - Research and Argument Credit(s): 3
ENG 133H - Honors Composition: Analysis, Argument and Research Credit(s): 3

Communication Skills (6 Hours):
COM 170 - Interpersonal Communication I Credit(s): 3
ENG 273 - Technical and Scientific Writing Credit(s): 3

B. Mathematics (3 hours):

MTH 220 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics Credit(s): 3

C. Natural Science (6 hours):

BIO 238 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Credit(s): 3
PHY 101 - General Physics I Credit(s): 3

D. Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts:

Visual and Performing Arts (3 Hours):
ART 280 - Art Appreciation Credit(s): 3
ART 281 - Art History Survey I Credit(s): 3
ART 282 - Art History Survey II Credit(s): 3
MUS 140 - Music Appreciation Credit(s): 3
THR 161 - Theatre Appreciation Credit(s): 3
THR 370 - History of the Cinema I Credit(s): 3
DAN 140 - Dance Appreciation Credit(s): 3
DAN 341 - History and Philosophy of Dance Credit(s): 3

Other (3 Hours):
PHI 223 - Introduction to Ethics Credit(s): 3

E. Social and Behavioral Sciences:

U.S. History (with Texas Option) (6 Hours):
HIS 133 - U.S. History Survey, 1000-1877 Credit(s): 3
HIS 134 - U.S. History Survey, 1877-Present Credit(s): 3
HIS 335 - History of Texas Credit(s): 3

Political Science (6 Hours):
PSC 141 - Introduction to American Government: Theory and Politics Credit(s): 3
PSC 142 - Introduction to American Government: Structure and Functions Credit(s): 3

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Hours):
ECO 232 - Principles of Microeconomics Credit(s): 3

II. Major Requirements

A. Speech and Hearing Courses (30 Credit Hours)

CSD 200 - Introduction to Communication Disorders Credit(s): 3
CSD 210 - Phonetics Credit(s): 3
CSD 220 - Normal Speech and Language Development Credit(s): 3
CSD 230 - Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Credit(s): 3
CSD 240 - Introduction to Audiology Credit(s): 3
CSD 300 - Speech Disorders Credit(s): 3
CSD 310 - Language Disorders in Children Credit(s): 3
CSD 410 - Neurological Bases of Communication Credit(s): 3
CSD 430 - Clinical Experience Credit(s): 3 Additional
CSD course (3 hours)

B. Psychology Courses (15 Credit Hours):

PSY 133 - General Psychology Credit(s): 3
PSY 143 - Psychology of Adjustment Credit(s): 3
PSY 350 - Biopsychology Credit(s): 3
HSR 499 - Human Services Undergraduate Thesis Credit(s): 1-3 (three hours) and
PSY 360 - Cognitive Psychology Credit(s): 3 or
EPS 485 - Human Growth and Development Credit(s): 3

C. Marketing Courses (15 Credit Hours):

MKT 351 - Principles of Marketing Credit(s): 3
MKT 352 - Advertising and Promotion Credit(s): 3
MKT 353 - Personal Selling Credit(s): 3
MKT 354 - Retailing Credit(s): 3 MKT 355 - Consumer Behavior Credit(s): 3

D. Management Course (3 Credit Hours):

MGT 390 - Principles of Entrepreneurship Credit(s): 3

E. Outside Courses (5 Credit Hours):

ENG 344 - Structures of English Credit(s): 3
BIO 238L - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab Credit(s): 1
PHY 101L - General Physics I Laboratory Credit(s): 1

F. Business Course (3 Credit Hours):

ACC 101 - Small Business Accounting Credit(s): 3
GBU 147 - Introduction to Business Credit(s): 3

G. Electives (7 Credit Hours)
Meet with your advisor.