The undergraduate program in speech-language pathology prepares students in the fundamentals of normal acquisition of speech, language, and hearing, and provides an introduction to the field of communication disorders. The undergraduate program provides students with necessary prerequisite courses for application to graduate study. The speech-language pathology master’s degree program is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The master’s degree is necessary for the initial teaching certificate, as well as for the license to practice speech-language pathology, and for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
209 Ketchum Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4412
Fax: (716) 878-5711
Students are not admitted to the major as a first-semester freshman. Students may apply for admission to the department after a minimum of one semester of college study. A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required.
Academic Performance Policy: Students who have a GPA of 2.0 or less in SLP-prefixed courses required for the major at the end of a semester will be placed on departmental probation. The student will then have one semester to raise their GPA to a 2.0 or greater in SLP-prefixed required courses or they will be dismissed from the department.
Students who earn a bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology have completed the courses and clinical observation required to apply to graduate school. To practice as a speech-language pathologist, a master's degree is necessary.
Speech-language pathologists work in schools, hospitals, and rehabilitation facilities helping individuals of all ages with disorders such as stuttering, delayed language, aphasia (loss of the ability to use or understand words), voice disorders, and hearing and swallowing problems.
Undergraduates have been accepted for graduate study at Bowling Green University, Buffalo State College, Nazareth College, the University at Buffalo, SUNY Fredonia, and SUNY Geneseo.
Intellectual Foundations Requirements 39–66 cr
Total Required Credit Hours in the Major 43 cr
EXE 100 Nature and Needs of Individuals with Special Needs
EXE 245 Community Service with Individuals with Special Needs
EDF 202 Child Development and Education
EDF 302 Educational Psychology: Elementary Education
SLP 302 Clinical Phonetics
SLP 303 Language Acquisition
SLP 304 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
SLP 305 Communication Disorders I
SLP 314 Audiology
SLP 328 Audiology Lab
SLP 329 Language Acquisition Lab
SLP 405 Communication Disorders II
SLP 411 Language Diagnosis and Remediation
SLP 412 Speech Acoustics and Perception
SLP 424 Organization and Administration of School Speech and Language Programs
SLP 428 Acoustics Lab
SLP 429 Clinical Observation
All College Electives 11–38 cr
Recommended speech-language pathology electives:
PSY 306 Statistics in Psychological Research
MAT 311 Introductory Probability and Statistics
Total Required Credit Hours 120 cr