The Au.D. program of study is designed to prepare students to meet the knowledge and skill areas required by the Audiology profession and its certifying organizations. The Au.D. requires a minimum of 50 credit hours of graduate-level course work in the areas of hearing science, audiology and communication disorders. Supplementary coursework may be needed to fulfill the knowledge and skill requirements needed for professional certification. A mandatory Auditory Doctoral Project requires a minimum of 9 credit hours of enrollment. In addition, completion of academic coursework to fulfill a minor (minimum 9 units) is required. A minimum of 12 units is required to complete the audiology clinical externship. Therefore, a total of 80 credit hours may be required in a typical four-year Program of Study. Further information can be found on the Au.D. website and on the Graduate Program Descriptions website.