Students applying to audiology programs typically pursue an undergraduate degree in speech and hearing science. Many programs offering the doctor of audiology degree have widened their scope and strongly consider students with academic disciplines in broad areas of science and technology including biology, physics, chemistry, psychology, and engineering.
Some programs may require that additional pre-requisite classes be completed either prior to starting or concurrently with an AuD program if the student's major is not in speech and hearing science.
Want to become more involved in the profession of audiology? Become an Undergraduate Associate Member or start your own SAA Undergraduate Chapter! Click here or visit the member benefits web page for a full listing of benefits. Please note, to qualify as an SAA Undergraduate Chapter, your school or university program cannot have a pre-existing graduate SAA Chapter on campus. Any program applying for SAA Chapter affiliation is subject to approval.
Undergraduate Associate Membership
Become an Undergraduate Associate member of the national SAA and gain access to resources and materials relevant to your future profession! To be eligible, Undergraduate Associates must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited institution for higher learning. Undergraduate Associate members may not vote or hold office, but shall receive all Academy publications and materials and are entitled to all other benefits of membership including volunteering on a national SAA Committee. Undergraduate Associate members must have an active interest in the field of audiology. Undergraduate Associate membership will terminate upon graduation with a Bachelor's degree or disenrollment from an undergraduate program.
The SAA Undergraduate Committee has compiled a few resources to help make being an undergraduate student interested in becoming involved in the profession of audiology a more enjoyable experience and enabling students to be better prepared for pursuing a graduate degree in audiology.