Although many audiology students enter graduate school with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders or speech language hearing sciences, some students find audiology after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in another field. For these students, post-baccalaureate classes are often required for admission to graduate school. For me, the moment of truth came after the completion of a tour performing in a rock band. I had a bachelor’s degree in music, interests in audio engineering and cochlear implants, and a concern about noise exposure. At the time, I was not sure what my next step in life should be, but after some research and discussions with friends and family, the answer was obvious: I wanted to become an audiologist. What Is a Post-Baccalaureate Audiology Student? Post-baccalaureate students have a bachelor’s degree in a field outside of speech language hearing sciences and are working on the prerequisite courses required for entrance to a graduate program in audiology. Starting this year, the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) includes post-baccalaureate students in its undergraduate associate membership category. This unique population of students will strengthen and diversify our membership base. This content is an exclusive benefit for American Academy of Audiology members. If you're a member, log in and you'll get immediate access. Member Login If you're not yet a member, you'll be interested to know that joining not only gives you access to top-notch resources like this one, but also invitations to member-only events, inclusion in the member directory, participation in professional forums, and access to patient resources, tools, and continuing education. Join today!