Speech And Hearing Science : Overview

Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences

Contact Information

College of Arts and Sciences
122 Cary Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3023

Phone: 716.829.2797
Fax: 716.829.3979
Email: cdsdept@buffalo.edu
Web Address: cdswebserver.med.buffalo.edu/drupal
Joan Sussman
Jan Charles-Luce
Director of Undergraduate Studies


The undergraduate program in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences (CDS) is a pre-professional program leading to a bachelor of arts degree. The pre-professional major in speech and hearing science provides the common core of knowledge concerning the normal processes of speech, language, and hearing that is required for a background for study of disorders of communication. No certification is available based on the undergraduate curriculum. The graduate degree is the entry level into the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.

Students who successfully complete the undergraduate major in speech and hearing science and who wish to become professionally qualified as speech-language pathologists or audiologists must apply to a graduate program offering a master's degree for speech-language pathology or a doctorate of audiology for audiology.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:18 EST