Speech and Hearing Sciences Minor

Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences

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Suite 3100 Bondurant Hall, CB#7190

(919) 966-1007

Dr. Adam Jacks, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies


Dr. Sharon W. Williams, Director


Admission to the minor is competitive by application. Undergraduate students have the option of taking these courses without declaring a minor; however, students in the minor will have priority for registration. For students interested in pursuing graduate study, additional coursework is highly recommended, including courses in biological science, physical science, social/behavioral science, developmental bases of communication, and statistics. Detailed information on the application process and preprofessional coursework can be found on the division’s Web site.


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
SPHS 530Introduction to Phonetics3
SPHS 540Speech Science3
SPHS 570Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech, Language, and Hearing Mechanisms3
SPHS 582Introductory Audiology I3
SPHS 583Introduction to Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology3
Total Hours15

The minor in speech and hearing sciences consists of five courses. Each course is offered only once per year; students interested in the minor are encouraged to enroll in the introductory course (SPHS 583) early in the sequence and in speech science (SPHS 540) last in the sequence.