School of Audiology | About Us

The School of Audiology offers an accelerated three-year professional curriculum leading to a doctor of audiology (AuD) degree.

The mission of the School of Audiology is to prepare Doctors of Audiology in an innovative educational environment who are clinically outstanding, committed to life-long learning, and leaders in their community and profession.

Aiming for Excellence

The primary goal of the School of Audiology is to graduate outstanding audiologists, ready to assume autonomous professional responsibilities in a variety of practice settings, including private practices, medical centers and clinics, and other diverse settings.

To achieve this goal, the faculty members strive to offer a curriculum that prepares students across the audiology scope of practice through a combination of rigorous, didactic courses and critical clinical experiences that work together to integrate comprehensive knowledge and skills. The curriculum is further enhanced with a rich framework of collegial inter professional collaboration, evidence driven practice, highly professional and ethical behavior, and a team-based learning environment that supports critical thinking and professional communication.

As a school, we are committed to fostering among our students a spirit of life-long professional learning, a commitment to service, and a desire to contribute to the advancement of the profession. 

Strategic Plan

The School of Audiology faculty and staff have been actively developing a strategic plan to guide the school’s growth.  The School of Audiology’s strategic plan document can be viewed here.  **Please note: the Strategic Plan is in the process of being updated.  For an draft copy, please contact Interim Director, Dr. Wendy D. Hanks at whanks@pacificu.edu.

Equitable Treatment for All

The School of Audiology, along with the entire Pacific University community, is committed to providing equitable treatment for all — students, faculty, staff, patients, colleagues, community members, visitors, and all other constituents and guests. As part of that commitment, we are pleased to share the university’s non-discrimination policy:

Pacific University - Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy

It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status, or any other protected classification recognized by applicable law, in admission, access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other applicable state or federal law, or city ordinance.

Questions or complaints regarding University policy may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, (503) 352-2215.