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? Below are several programs and resources you can take advantage of as an undergraduate. For a full listing of benefits, click here or visit the member benefits web page.
Applying to an Audiology Graduate Program
The SAA Undergraduate Committee recently created a guide to aid undergraduates in their search for and application to an audiology program. Please contact Jennifer Doughan Whittaker, Undergraduate Committee Chair, with any questions.
Undergraduate Associate Awards
The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) Undergraduate Committee is excited to announce a new awards program designed to recognize the contributions of our Undergraduate Associate members to the national SAA and their communities. There are three award categories eligible for application: Undergraduate Advocate Award, Undergraduate Humanitarian Award, and Outstanding Undergraduate Award. Applications are no longer being accepted for 2017. Please check back in the Fall for 2018 dates.
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.