Audiology and Speech Pathology


Undergraduate Program

Joint Degree

The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and The Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), offer a joint undergraduate degree program focusing on coursework in the scientific study of human communication sciences and disorders. The degree program requires 90 credit hours of general education, major requirements and elective courses. Students then complete 30 hours of major requirements in their final year through UTHSC.  All courses are taught on the Knoxville campus. A curriculum map can be found here.  The joint degree program culminates in a Bachelor of Science degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology awarded jointly through the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) at UTK and the College of Health Professions at UTHSC. Tuition for this program is the same for both campuses.

The joint degree undergraduate major is preparatory to graduate work and to professional certification in some aspect of speech, language, and hearing disorders. A master's degree in Speech Pathology or Doctor of Audiology degree is required for professional certificates and employment. Detailed information about the joint degree program may be obtained from the departmental office in Audiology and Speech Pathology, 578 South Stadium Hall or through the CEHHS Student Services advisors, A332 Bailey Education Complex. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the undergraduate advisors as early as possible in their programs.

Conditional Admission to the Major

Undergraduate students interested in the B.S. in ASP should work with their undergraduate advisor in the CEHHS at UTK during their first 2 years. At the end of 60 credit hours, students will submit an application for conditional admission for the major to Pamela Williams (pwilli25@uthsc.edu). Conditional admission is contingent on completion of 60 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, including transfer courses. Conditional admission does not guarantee full admission into the major. Conditional admission will be acknowledged by a letter (via email) from the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. Upon conditional admission, a student also will be assigned an advisor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. Conditionally admitted students are strongly encouraged to contact their ASP advisor immediately upon conditional acceptance.

Full Admission to the Major

At the end of 90 credit hours, students will submit an application for full admission to the major to Pamela Williams (pwilli25@uthsc.edu). Full admission to the B.S. ASP program requires a grade of B or better in ASP 300, "Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders" and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 after completion of at least 90 credit hours.  No exceptions will be made.  Admission to the B.S. in ASP major does not guarantee admission to the graduate program. Full admission will be acknowledged by a letter (via email) from the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology and UTHSC. 

Upon full admission to the major, students will receive a UTHSC netID and register via UTHSC Banner to take 15 credit hours of ASP major coursework during the Fall semester (term 1 of their senior year) and 15 credit hours of ASP major coursework in the Spring semester (term 2 of their senior year), culminating in the conferral of a joint degree by UTK and UTHSC in Knoxville in May of that year.  Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout their final year in the major.   If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.0, they will be transferred out of the ASP major.

Academic Advising

Typically, students in the 3+1 joint degree program primarily will be advised by CEHHS UTK advisors in their first two years and then jointly by CEHHS UTK advisors and ASP UTHSC advisors in their final two years, with primary advising occurring in ASP the final year.

CEHHS UTK advisors are located in A332 Bailey Education Complex.

The ASP UTHSC advisors' office is located at 581 South Stadium Hall.  The best way to contact your ASP advisor with questions or for an appointment is via the email addresses supplied below, depending on the first letter of your last name:

aspugadv2@utk.edu, A-L

aspugadv3@utk.edu, M-Z

Additional Information

More details on the B.S. in ASP joint degree program can be found in UTK’s catalog and UTHSC’s catalog.  Specific questions may be directed to Pamela Williams (pwilli25@uthsc.edu).

 


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Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology
578 South Stadium Hall, UT
Knoxville, TN 37996-0740

Phone: (865) 974-5019
Fax: (865) 974-1539
Email: aspweb@utk.edu