Graduate Education in Audiology We Agree With the Diagnosis, But Not the Treatment Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   July 01, 1993
Graduate Education in Audiology
 
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  • Irving Hochberg
    New York, NY
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Hearing Disorders / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Professional Issues & Training / Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   July 01, 1993
Graduate Education in Audiology
American Journal of Audiology, July 1993, Vol. 2, 76-77. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0202.76
 
American Journal of Audiology, July 1993, Vol. 2, 76-77. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0202.76
While I applaud in principle the authors’ efforts to provide an alternative treatment to the professional doctorate in audiology, their proposal is equally as untenable as the one they discredit. I find it irreconcilable that their proposed bachelor’s/master’s curriculum provides no more than a total of 12 credit hours, less than one semester’s worth, in liberal arts and science education over eight semesters of undergraduate study that embraces 122 credit hours. Unless there has been a subliminal shift in the mission of undergraduate education among the colleges in the United States, the baccalaureate, whether BA or BS, remains the one and only degree that purports to prepare its recipients with a general education in the arts and sciences, the upgrading and refinement of basic skills, and a concentration in a major area of study. Permit me a case in point.
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