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Speech-Language Pathology, B.S.

About the Program

The undergraduate program in speech-language pathology prepares students with a strong foundation in normal acquisition of speech, language, and hearing, and provides an introduction to the field of communication sciences and disorders. The undergraduate curriculum provides students with necessary prerequisite courses for graduate study. The master's degree is required for the initial teaching certificate, the license to practice speech-language pathology, and for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, http://www.asha.org. The master’s degree program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

About the Speech-Language Pathology Department

316 Caudell Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4412
Fax: (716) 878-5711
http://speech.buffalostate.edu/

Admission Requirements

Undeclared, change of major and transfer students are eligible to apply for admission to the department as a junior. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission, no exceptions.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39

Speech-Language Pathology Major Requirements (46 credit hours)
EXE 100 NATURE AND NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 3
EXE 245 COMMUNITY SERVICE WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 1-9
SPF 202 CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION 3
SPF 302 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 3
SLP 302 CLINICAL PHONETICS 3
SLP 303 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION 3
SLP 304 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF SPEECH AND HEARING MECHANISMS 3
SLP 305 COMMUNICATION DISORDERS I 3
SLP 314 AUDIOLOGY 3
SLP 328 AUDIOLOGY LAB 1
SLP 329 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION LAB 1
SLP 401 AURAL REHABILITATION 3
SLP 405 COMMUNICATION DISORDERS II 3
SLP 411 LANGUAGE DIAGNOSIS AND REMEDIATION 3
SLP 412 SPEECH ACOUSTICS AND PERCEPTION 3
SLP 424 SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS 3
SLP 428 ACOUSTICS LAB 1
SLP 429 CLINICAL ACTIVITY 1

All College Electives
35-41 credit hours 35-41
Recommended speech-language pathology electives:
PSY 306 STATISTICS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
or MAT 311 INTRODUCTORY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
SLP 400 LANGUAGE AND LITERACY FOR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS

Total Credit Hours 120

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