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Speech and Hearing Science BA - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 12.20 SPEECH PATHOLGY&AUDIOLGY, CIP: 51.0204 Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist)

Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences

122 Cary Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3023

Dr. Jeff Higginbotham
Chair

Dr. Ahmed Nagy
Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Ling-Yu Guo
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a Speech and Hearing Science BA Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2019 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average GPA range from 90-96, an average ACT score of 24-30 and an average SAT score of 1180-1350.
The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

All freshmen who select Speech and Hearing Science BA on their UB application are listed as approved majors. New students will be contacted by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement & Services office regarding initial course registration after paying their tuition deposit and completing the online Orientation Data Form.

The application for the speech and hearing science undergraduate major can be found on the CDS Department's website or in 122 Cary Hall. Submit your completed application along with a copy of your current Academic Advisement Report (AAR) to the Department Main Office located in Room 122 Cary Hall. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Generally, students graduate within four years, with the exception of transfer students, who may need to take additional time to complete their coursework. Currently, the undergraduate major in CDS is designed for completion in two academic years. If a student transfers into the program with senior standing, it is expected that the student will need four semesters to satisfy all the course requirements for the major. Transfer students should contact the undergraduate advisor in CDS. Transfer students should start out by taking the prerequisite courses to enter the major (CDS 151, CDS 286, and CDS 288) with at least a GPA of 2.500 in these courses, and an overall GPA of 2.000). Upon completion of the required prerequisite courses, the student should complete the Application for Undergraduate Major found in the department office or on the department's website and submit that along with a copy of a HUB Academic Advisement Report (AAR) to the CDS Main Office located in Room 122 Cary Hall.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

To enter the program, the prospective student must complete the following requirements:

Upon completion of the required prerequisite courses, the student should complete the Application for Undergraduate Major found in the Department Office or on the Department's website and submit that along with a copy of a HUB Academic Advisement Report (AAR) to the CDS Main Office located in Room 122 Cary Hall.

Suggested Introductory Courses

If you are interested in Speech and Hearing Science or Audiology, please take CDS 151: Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in the fall semester.

 
Published: Apr 03, 2020 14:37:17