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.
Students requesting admission to the Bachelor of Science program in pre-audiology must meet the following criteria:
Acceptance to SFA
Minimum of 30 credit hours
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 is based on the applicant’s overall and major core GPAs. To be considered for admission review, the applicant must submit the following materials:
Completed application to the pre-audiology program
Complete transcripts for all previous college credit
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.