Audiology and Speech Pathology

Welcome to the Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology

Undergraduate Program

The University of Tennessee will offer bachelor's degrees in audiology and in speech pathology through the College of Arts and Sciences until May 2014. Generally, you must have declared a major in audiology or speech pathology through the College of Arts and Sciences by the beginning of the Fall semester 2010 to graduate with a B.A. in audiology or speech pathology by May 2014. Admission to the majors requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 after completion of at least 60 credit hours.  Admission to the major does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Please note: if you have not declared a major by Fall 2010, the same undergraduate content required for the B.A. degrees in audiology and in speech pathology and recommended for graduate program entry still is available on the Knoxville campus and taught by faculty in the Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology.  Students interested in completing undergraduate coursework in Audiology or Speech Pathology who have not declared a major by Fall 2010 may participate in the Special Education Concentration in Communication Disorders and Sciences within the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (http://cehhs.utk.edu/academic/ug.html).  Admission to the undergraduate concentration requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 after completion of at least 60 credit hours. Admission to the concentration does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Undergraduate degrees in speech pathology and audiology are pre-professional degrees. For most students, the undergraduate courses in Audiology & Speech Pathology will be completed during the Junior and Senior years.  Course work completed as an undergraduate, in combination with graduate course work, may be used for professional certification by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA requires a minimum of a master's degree in speech-language pathology, and a doctoral degree in audiology to become a certified professional.

Specific requirements for undergraduate admission to the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Education, Health, and Human Services can be found on the UT Admissions Home Page.

Academic Advising

If you are a current or future audiology or speech pathology undergraduate student, your academic advisor for 2012-13 will be one of the following depending on the first letter of your last name:

Sarah, aspugadv2@utk.edu, A-L

Maggie, aspugadv3@utk.edu, M-Z

The undergraduate advisors’ office is located at 581 South Stadium Hall.  The best way to contact your advisor with questions or for an appointment is via the email addresses supplied above.

All undergraduate students who have less than 30 hours at UT-Knoxville OR are on Academic Review MUST BE ADVISED EACH SEMESTER. Students on Academic Review must be advised by and Academic Review advisor in the Arts & Sciences Advising Center.

Students with MORE than 30 hours at UTK and are NOT on Academic Review are required to be advised at the following times:

  • Students with ID numbers ending in an ODD number will be advised in the Spring semester for Fall classes
  • Students with ID numbers ending in an EVEN number will be advised in the Fall semester for Spring classes ("0" is considered and even number).

Annual Newsletter

Celebrate the past, present, and future of ASP with us in the pages of the Audiology & Speech Pathology 2014 Annual Newsletter


Contact Us

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