Speech And Hearing Science : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BA, Minor
Graduate: MA (Track in Speech-Language Pathology), AuD, PhD

Acceptance Information

The application for the speech and hearing science undergraduate major can be found on the CDS Department's web site or in 122 Cary Hall. Submit your completed application along with a copy of your current DARS to the department's main office in 122 Cary Hall. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Transfer Policy

Courses completed at other institutions may be equivalent to CDS courses at the University at Buffalo. To have them evaluated, complete the course waiver or pre-approval petition form found on the CDS Department's web site and submit it to the department main office in 122 Cary Hall.

Of the 35 credits of CDS courses required for the Speech and Hearing Science major, a minimum of 20 credits of CDS courses must be completed at UB.

Speech And Hearing Science - B.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

Advising Notes

Upon completion, the student should complete the Application for Undergraduate Major found in the department office or on the department's web site and submit that along with a copy of the DARS to the department office.

Applications to the major are reviewed on a rolling basis. Once accepted, each student is assigned a departmental faculty advisor who assists the student in program planning. It is the student's responsibility to make an appointment with the faculty advisor to request assistance of any kind. A message folder is established for each major in the department. Students should check that folder regularly, as it is used to contact them and to circulate information.

To graduate, the student must have earned an overall GPA of 2.5 in CDS courses. CDS courses with a grade of less than C- will not be acceptable for the departmental average requirement and must be retaken for a grade of C- or better. Students may not elect S/U grading in CDS courses.

If prospective majors have taken courses at another school that they believe are equivalent to the required courses of the department, transfer evaluation and waiver request forms may be obtained from the department office.

Prerequisite Courses

CDS 151 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
CDS 286 Phonetics
CDS 288 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism

Required Courses

BIO 129 Perspectives in Human Biology
CDS 289 General and Speech Acoustics
CDS 290 Audiology: Diagnosis and Management
CDS 301 Language Development in Children
CDS 387 Psychoacoustic Science
CDS 392 Phonological Disorders: Diagnosis and Management
CDS 480 Clinical Observation and Participation
CDS 482 Diagnostics in Communicative Disorders
CDS 483 Diagnostics in Communicative Disorders Lab
CDS 484 Aural Rehabilitation
CSE 101 Computers: A General Introduction
MTH 115 Survey of Algebra and Trigonometry or ULC 148 Intermediate Algebra and Trigonometry
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
One linguistics course (choose from LIN 205, LIN 207, or any 300/400-level LIN course except LIN 355 or LIN 496) for a minimum of 3 credits
One physical science course (choose any course from CHE, GLY, or PHY) for a minimum of 3 credits
One statistics course (choose from CEP 207, PSY 207, SOC 294, SSC 225, STA 111, or STA 119) for a minimum of 3 credits
Two human behavior courses (choose from AAS 333, APY 311, LAI 205/SSC 208, NUR 250, PSY 321, PSY 322, PSY 331, PSY 336, SOC 304, SOC 308, SOC 313, SOC 314, SSC 363)
Writing requirement - choose one of COM 300, COM 317, ENG 202, or MFC 193.

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 62

Of the 62 required credit hours, 35 are required credit hours of CDS courses; plus 27 required credit hours from courses outside CDS.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall BIO 129, CDS 151, PSY 101
Spring CSE 101, one linguistics course (LIN 205, LIN 207, or any 300/400-level LIN course except LIN 355 or LIN 496)

SECOND YEAR
Fall CDS 286, CDS 288, MTH 115
Spring CDS 289, CDS 290, one physical science course (any course from CHE, GLY, or PHY), one statistics course (CEP 207, PSY 207, SOC 294, SSC 225, STA 111, or STA 119)

THIRD YEAR
Fall CDS 301, CDS 387, one human behavior course
Spring CDS 402, CDS 392, one human behavior course

FOURTH YEAR
Fall CDS 482, CDS 483, CDS 484
Fall or Spring CDS 480

Speech And Hearing Science - Minor

About the Minor

The field of communicative disorders and sciences relates to many fields and subspecialties. For this reason, the department offers a minor for students who are majors or prospective majors in other departments. Students may choose courses to meet their specific interests.

Required Courses

CDS 151 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Five additional CDS courses, which may include independent study

Summary
Total required credit hours for the minor: 18

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:19 EST