2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Major in Preaudiology (BA/BS)

65-66 credits

Admission requirements

  • Completion of the major in preaudiology preparation does not guarantee admission to any Ball State post-baccalaureate program in audiology, nor to other graduate or professional audiology programs. Admission to such programs is usually competitive and typically requires submission of standardized test scores.
  • Although most students entering AuD programs will have completed a four-year undergraduate program, those with outstanding qualifications may be admitted after only three years. Students who have completed the undergraduate preaudiology preparation major requirements and who have been admitted to an AuD program may be able to use the credit earned in their first year of AuD professional courses to meet the senior-year course requirements for the baccalaureate degree from Ball State.
  • To enroll in SPAA 343 a student must apply and hold an overall GPA of 3.25 or better and have completed at least 30 semester credits. A student must also hold a GPA of 3.25 or better in SPAA courses and have completed at least 8 semester credits of SPAA courses. Students wishing to enroll in SPAA 343 should complete a permission request form and turn the form into the SPAA office by the end of the third week of the semester prior to the desired enrollment in SPAA 343.
  • To enroll in SPAA 345 a student must hold an overall GPA of 3.25 or better and have completed at least 33 semester credits. A student must also hold a GPA of 3.25 or better in SPAA courses and have completed at least 11 semester credits of SPAA courses.
  • A complete Admission and Progress Policies document can be obtained from the SPAA Office (AC 104).

Required Courses

BIO 111Principles of Biology 1

4

CHEM 101General, Organic, and Biochemistry for the Health Sciences

5

HSC 250Emergency Health Care

3

MATH 125Quantitative Reasoning

3

PSYS 100Introduction to Psychological Science

3

PSYS 241Statistics

3

SOC 100Principles of Sociology

3

SPAA 100Survey of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

2

SPAA 101Clinical Phonetics

3

SPAA 260Speech Acoustics

3

SPAA 270Language Development

3

SPAA 343Introduction to Audiology

3

SPAA 344Aural Rehabilitation

3

SPAA 345Clinical Audiology: Orientation and Visitation

3

3-4 credits from

PHYC 100Conceptual Physics

3

PHYC 110General Physics 1

4

Total Credit Hours:3-4

6 credits from

Business courses (BL, ECON, MGT, MKG)

Total Credit Hours:6

3 credits from

ANAT 201Fundamentals of Human Anatomy

3

SPAA 161Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing

3

Total Credit Hours:3

3 credits from

PHYS 205Fundamentals of Human Physiology

3

Total Credit Hours:3

3 credits from

CS 104Introduction to Computers

3

ISOM 125Introduction to Business with Integrated Computer Applications

3

Total Credit Hours:3

3 credits from

SNLN 251American Sign Language 1

3

SPCE 240Introduction to Sign Systems, Educational Environments, and Services

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 65-66