Pre-Audiology

Essential Courses

Course # Title
BI 101 General Biology I
BI 102 General Biology II
CH 142 Integrated Chemistry Principles I
CH 143 Integrated Chemistry Principles Lab I
CH 144 Integrated Chemistry Principles II
CH 145 Integrated Chemistry Principles II Lab
PC 200 with Lab General Physics I
OR  
PC 202 with Lab Introductory Physics I
MA 220 Intro. to Probability & Statistics
OR  
BI 305 Biostatistics
OR  
MA 130 Calculus I
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology
EN ___ Composition or Literature Course
CM ___ Oral and written communication
Varies Social science course*

*Sociology, Anthropology, or additional Psychology course

Important Notes

  • Recommended anatomy, physiology, additional communication courses, and ethics.
  • These courses reflect requirements for the George S. Osborne College of Audiology at Salus University and for similar programs based on the pre-medical model. Make sure to check requirements of other schools in which you are interested no later than your sophomore year, as prerequisites vary widely between schools.

Requirements

George S. Osborne College of Audiology at Salus University: Doctor of Audiology Program*
Classes Credits
English Composition or Literature 1/2 year
Mathematics or Statistics 1/2 year  (Calculus highly recommended)
Basic sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) 1 year
Physics or hearing science 1/2 year
Social sciences 1/2 year

Require 90 credits minimum + scores from GRE, MCAT, OAT, or DAT. Additional Recommended Courses: Anatomy, Physiology and/or Neurobiology, Psychology and/or Counseling, Hearing Sciences and Introduction to Audiology.

Competitive credentials: Science and overall GPA of at least 3.0; 3.3 preferred; Admission exam scores above the 50th percentile. Any prerequisite course receiving a grade of C- or lower must be repeated.

*Juniata is has a formal affiliation with Salus University for Optometry but not Audiology.

Helpful Websites

American Academy of Audiology http://www.audiology.org/

American Speech Language Hearing Association -http://www.asha.org/default.htm

George S. Osborne College of Audiology at Salus University - http://www.salus.edu

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association - http://nsslha.org/default.htm

General Information

http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/index.aspx

SUGGESTED CORE PROGRESSION FOR Pre-AUDIOLOGY*

*If you are planning to study abroad or if you are in an accelerated program consult with your Health Professions advisor to plan your course progression

Bolded courses are offered only in the indicated semester and/or require a specific sequence due to Juniata prerequisites. Non-bolded courses are either offered in both semesters or represent open-ended choices, making them more flexible in when they can be taken.

  Fall Spring
Freshman Year BI 101 BI 102
  CH 142 and 143 CH 144 and 145
    Calculus I
Sophomore Year Communication course English
  PY 101 Communication course
Junior Year PC 200 or PC 202 Social Science course
  Statistics  

*Both semesters of the year you plan to take the exam.

If you study abroad the SAFEST strategy is to take ALL prerequisite courses for professional school in the U.S., which may require you to take courses in the U.S. over the summer, preferably at a 4 year institution. However, if this is extremely difficult for your situation, check with the professional schools you wish to attend to see if they will accept courses taken abroad and if so, get their response in writing. Also if you have a Biology POE and will not have BI 207 by the time you go abroad, check with the Biology Department to see if there is a Cell and Molecular course you can take abroad that will enable you to take upper level biology offerings at Juniata your senior year that require BI 207 (ex. Physiology, Immunology, and Microbiology)

Be mindful of your POE courses, which are NOT indicated here. For example, if you have a Biology POE, you will need to take Freshman seminar the spring of your freshman year, Frontiers of Biology the fall of your sophomore year, and Biology 207 at your earliest opportunity after completing Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry.