Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

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
Dr. Jeff Higginbotham
Dr. Wei Sun
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Kris Tjaden
Director of Graduate 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.

Last updated: August 18 2022 17:03:08