Lateral Entry Audiology Students

"I am interested in the Au.D. program, but my undergraduate degree is not in audiology. What do I need to do?"

A student wishing to pursue graduate study in audiology who has an undergraduate degree in an area other than audiology is classified as a “lateral entry student.” 

General Undergraduate Requirements

Students must show transcript credit in each of the following areas:

–Biological Sciences (e.g., biology, human anatomy & physiology, neuroanatomy & neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science) 
–Physical Sciences (e.g., physics [PHYS 141 or higher], or inorganic/organic chemistry [CHEM 105 or higher, but not CHEM131])
–Social/Behavioral Sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health)

*Science courses in audiology major curriculum may not be counted toward this requirement.

**In most cases, students graduating from UNL will have fulfilled the basic science requirements during the process of satisfying General University Requirements. Students from undergraduate programs at other institutions must have their transcripts evaluated to determine compliance with this requirement.

Au.D. Program Course Prerequisites

Course numbers in parentheses are UNL's courses
–Statistics (EDPS 859) - offered all semesters
–Research Methods (SLPA 454) - fall and summer
–Anatomy & Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanism (SLPA 455) - fall
–Hearing Science (physical acoustics and acoustics of speech) (SLPA 456) - spring
–Audiology I (SLPA 271) - fall and spring
–Aural Rehabilitation (SLPA 472) - fall  *suggested, not required