Speech and Hearing Sciences Minor

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 website.


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 cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

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

Core Requirements
SPHS 530Introduction to Phonetics (fall only)3
SPHS 540Speech Science (spring only)3
SPHS 570Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech, Language, and Hearing Mechanisms (spring only)3
SPHS 582Introductory Audiology I (fall only)3
SPHS 583Introduction to Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (spring only)3
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.

Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences

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Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Adam Jacks



Dr. Sharon W. Williams