Pre-Professional Certificate in Pre-Audiology
The Audiology Pre-Professional Program is for students with a BA, BS, or higher degree in fields unrelated to Communication Sciences and Disorders. The Pre-Professional Program consists of undergraduate courses required for graduate-level coursework. The sequence below will provide the foundational coursework necessary to enter the regular course sequence of the Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) Program at Idaho State University.
|CSD 2256||Deaf Culture and Community||3|
|CSD 3310||Speech Science: The Acoustical Nature of Sound and Speech||3|
|CSD 3340||Communication Development and Disorders: Lifetime Perspective||3|
|CSD 3341||Audiometry and Hearing Science||3|
|CSD 4405||Neuroscience for Communication Disorders||3|
|CSD 4445||Aural Rehabilitation||3|
|CSD 4460||Educational Audiology||3|
|The following courses are highly recommended, but not required.|
|American Sign Language I|
and American Sign Language I Laboratory 1
|Clinical Practicum in Audiology 1|
|Audiology Methods and Applications 1|
|Interdisciplinary Evaluation Team 2|
|All requirements must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.25 and all courses must be completed with a letter grade of “C-” or better.|
Plan of Study
|CSD 3310||3||CSD 2256||3|
|CSD 4405||3||CSD 3340||3|
|CSD 4445||3||CSD 3341||3|
& 1151L (recommended but not required)1
|CSD 4417 (recommended but not required)2|
|CSD 4415 (recommended but not required)1||CSD 4460||3|
|CSD 4416 (recommended but not required)1|
|Total Credits: 21|
CSD 1151, CSD 1151L, CSD 4415 and CSD 4416 are offered on the Meridian and Pocatello campuses, but are not offered online. On campus students are strongly encouraged to take these courses.
If CSD 4417 is not taken during the Pre-Professional sequence, CSD 5517 will be required at the graduate level.
An undergraduate course in statistics or experimental design is required to complete the Au.D. if not taken as an undergraduate. This may also be taken as a graduate student elective.
A background in Sign Language is strongly encouraged. There is not a specific course required, but basic sign language skills are beneficial to you as a communication professional.
Successful completion of the Pre-Professional Program does NOT ensure the student a seat in the Doctorate of Audiology Program. Students must apply by February 1st of the year he/she would like to enter the Doctorate of Audiology Program.