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What will I learn?

The Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) offer a joint undergraduate degree program focusing on coursework in the scientific study of human communication sciences and disorders. The degree program requires 90 credit hours of general education, major requirements and elective courses. Students then complete 30 hours of major requirements in their final year through UTHSC. All courses are taught on the Knoxville campus. The 3+1 joint degree program culminates in a Bachelor of Science degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology awarded jointly through the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at UTK and the College of Allied Health at UTHSC. Tuition for this program is the same for both campuses.

The joint degree undergraduate major is preparatory to graduate work and to professional certification in some aspect of speech, language, and hearing disorders. A master's degree in Speech Pathology or Doctor of Audiology degree is required for professional certificates and employment. Admission to the joint UTK/UTHSC undergraduate program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program at UTHSC. Detailed information about the joint degree program may be obtained from the departmental office in Audiology and Speech Pathology, 578 South Stadium Hall or through the CEHHS Student Services advisors, A332 Bailey Education Complex. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the undergraduate advisors in the department as early as possible in their programs.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$30,988.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

January 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

312 Ayres Hall, 1403 Circle Drive,



37996, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

For international students

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident.

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.5
  • TOEFL (Paper-based) score of 523
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 70
  • Completing the ELS 112 intensive program

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.