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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Audiology and Speech Pathology Major, BS in Audiology and Speech Pathology

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The Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) 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. The 3+1 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 at UTK and the College of Allied Health 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. Admission to the joint UTK/UTHSC undergraduate program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program at UTHSC. 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 in the department as early as possible in their programs.

Progression Requirements

Once 60 credit hours have been completed with a UT GPA of 3.0 or above, students in the joint degree program will seek conditional admission to UTHSC. For transfer students, this would be completed after one semester at UT and a 3.0 GPA in UT coursework. Full admission will be granted for those students who have completed 90 hours (minimum 30 hours at UT for transfer students) with a GPA of 3.0 or better and have completed the course, AUSP 300 Introduction to Communication Disorders  with a grade of B or better. If admitted to the UTK/UTHSC joint degree program, the final year of the undergraduate program will be completed as an Audiology and Speech Pathology major. The admitted students will remain in Knoxville, where the Audiology and Speech Pathology Department is located. Tuition will be assessed based on UTK tuition rates.

Please note that many graduate schools will look at a combined GPA including all coursework from The University of Tennessee, UTHSC, and any additional transfer work when being considered for admission.


Students in the 3+1 joint degree program will be advised by UTK and UTHSC advisors in their first three years and then exclusively by the UTHSC Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in their final year. A transition advising meeting will be arranged for each student at the end of the sophomore year. To meet accreditation at both institutions, all transfer students must complete 30 credit hours at UTK and 30 credit hours at UTHSC, regardless of how many credits are transferred.

uTrack Requirements

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Audiology and Speech Pathology – Audiology and Speech Pathology Major

Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
BIOL 101  4 2.3 cumulative GPA
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
PSYC 110 * or PSYC 117  3  
1Quantitative Reasoning  Electives* 3-4  
2Unrestricted Elective 2  
Term 2
4Physics/Chemistry Elective* 3-4 Complete at least 24 hours by the end of the term
ENGL 102  3 Quantitative Reasoning  Elective*
MATH 115 * or STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3  
POLS 101 * or POLS 102 * or POLS 107  3  
2Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 3
1Arts and Humanities  Elective* 3 ENGL 102 
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247  3  
1Foreign Language (Intermediate Level) 3  
Global Citizenship – US  Elective* 3  
Engaged Inquiries  Elective* 3  
Term 43
AUSP 300   3 AUSP 300  with a grade of B or better
EDPY 210  3  
1Foreign Language (Intermediate Level)* 3  
Engaged Inquiries  Elective* 3  
1Global Citizenship – International  Electives* 3  
Term 5
ASL 111   3 3.0 cumulative GPA
EDDE 425 * 3  
LING 200  or any LING course 3  
5Professional Support Electives 6  
Term 66
ASL 112   3 No milestones
RSM 326 * 3  
SPED 470 * 3  
6Professional Support Electives 6  

AUSP 300 ; with a B or better is a prerequisite of all courses in Terms 7 and 8.
All courses listed for Terms 7 and 8 will be taken after successful admission to UT Health Science Center. Enrollment must occur through the UT Health Science Center’s registration system. Term 7 and 8 courses will not count toward the degree if registration occurs through UT Knoxville. Admission to UTHSC for the final two terms does not require relocation to Memphis. Term 7 and 8 courses are taught on the UT Knoxville campus.

Term 78
AUSP 303   3 No milestones
AUSP 305   3  
AUSP 306   3  
AUSP 320   3  
AUSP 433   1  
AUSP 455   2  
Term 88
AUSP 302   3 No milestones
AUSP 435   3  
AUSP 453   3  
AUSP 461   3  
AUSP 494   3  
TOTAL 120  
1 Chosen from the Volunteer Core  list.
2 Select any courses not already required for the major. Recommended electives include additional American Sign Language (ASL), Educational Interpreting (EI) courses; continued foreign language beyond the intermediate level; additional courses in education of the deaf and hard of hearing (EDDE). Courses for minors can also fulfill Volunteer Core  requirements. For the ASL minor, ASL 211 * and ASL 212 * meet Global Citizenship – US  and ASL 421 * meets Global Citizenship – International .
3 Application for admission should be completed at the end of Term 4.
4 Chosen from CHEM 102 *-CHEM 103 *, CHEM 112 *-CHEM 113 *, CHEM 122 *-CHEM 123 *, CHEM 128 *, CHEM 132 *-CHEM 133 *, CHEM 138 *; PHYS 101 *, PHYS 102 *, PHYS 135 *, PHYS 136 *, PHYS 137 *, PHYS 138 *, PHYS 161 *, PHYS 221 *, PHYS 222 *, PHYS 231 *, PHYS 232 *.
5 Professional Support Electives: Arts and Sciences elective from Global Challenges (see advisor for selection); Arts and Sciences electives from one of Connections packages (see advisor for selection); ASL 211 *, ASL 212 *; ASTR (any lecture course from the department); CFS 211 , CFS 213 , CFS 385 ; COUN 212 , COUN 220 ; ECON (any course from the department); EDDE 416 *, EDDE 419 ; EEB 240 ; GEOG (any course from the department); LING 372 ; NUTR 100 *; PHIL 345 *; PSYC 295 , PSYC 300 , PSYC 301 , PSYC 400 *, PSYC 410 , PSYC 435 ; PUBH 201 *; completion of a minor (from any academic unit).
6 Full admission to 3+1 by the end of Term 6.
7 Students are not to register for Term 7 and 8 AUSP courses as a UT Knoxville student. Students must be admitted to the UT Health Science Center to complete these courses

* Meets Volunteer Core Requirements .   

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