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Dr. Pat Roush leads a training lab where first-year audiology students learned about visual reinforcement audiometry.
Dr. Pat Roush leads a training lab where first-year audiology students learn about visual reinforcement audiometry.

Program of study leading to licensure in the state of North Carolina and in compliance with accreditation standards (Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education and Council on Academic Accreditation)

Required coursework:

  • Life Science: Biology with lab that includes content on cell biology and genetics.  Higher level life science coursework (e.g. genetics, biochemistry, physiology) is also acceptable. There must be at least one course in life sciences within the college program of study.
  • Physical Science: Physics or chemistry. Either of these courses will provide foundational content relevant to audiology. First-year coursework requires an understanding of the physics of sound and its perception. Other coursework requires understanding of the biochemical processes in the human body and ear.
  • Behavioral Science: Psychology or sociology. Other courses may be accepted if the applicant has strength in the two other basic science areas. Some applicants with numerous courses in life sciences or physical sciences have substituted coursework, such as anthropology, which would satisfy the requirement. Note that basic psychology or sociology will have more relevance to the practice of audiology.
  • Anatomy: Human anatomy and physiology is preferred, but courses on human anatomy alone, neuroanatomy, or anatomy of the speech and hearing mechanism are acceptable.
  • Normal Language Development: At least one course in the area of normal language. Often these courses are offered within psychology or linguistics departments. Either is acceptable. The focus of the course should be on the typical development of spoken language in humans.
  • Statistics: At least one course in basic statistics. Representative coursework may be offered within a variety of academic departments. This must be taken within the college program of study (AP credit will not satisfy this requirement).
  • Introduction to Audiology:  The division requires that applicants have taken an introductory course related to audiology. The purpose of this requirement is to assure that applicants understand the full scope of audiology practice. For applicants from schools that do not offer any courses of this nature, experiences that suggest the applicant has an understanding of audiology practice in its entirety may be substituted. Alternately, an online course would also satisfy this requirement.
Category Eligible Courses
Anatomic and Physiologic Bases Human Biology (that includes anatomy and physiology), Human Anatomy, Neuroanatomy or Anatomy of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
Introduction to Audiology Introduction to Audiology
Life Science Biology with Lab or higher level courses like Genetics, Physiology, Biochemistry
Physical Science Physics with lab or Chemistry with lab
Behavioral Science Psychology or Sociology
Linguistic and Psycholinguistic Bases Normal Language Development
Statistics Statistics (taken at the college level)