The undergraduate program in Speech-Language Pathology prepares students with a strong foundation in understanding typical processes involved in speech, language, hearing and communication as well as an introduction to the field of communication disorders. Our undergraduate curriculum provides students with the necessary prerequisite courses for future graduate study.
Currently, we are a junior-level admission program. To declare an SLP major the following are required: junior-level status (a minimum of 60 earned credits) and a minimum GPA of 3.0, no exceptions. Interested freshman, sophomore, and transfer students are encouraged to meet with SLP department faculty to discuss pre-major course recommendations and related matters. To schedule an appointment, contact the Department office at 878-4412 or email our secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to practice as a speech-language pathologist, a Master's degree is required. Students who complete our undergraduate program are prepared to apply directly to a Master’s program, such as the one offered at Buffalo State. Our undergraduate curriculum has been structured so that, upon completion of the Master’s degree, students will be positioned to apply for a teaching certificate in New York State as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disorders (TSSLD) and will also be prepared to apply for a state license to practice speech-language pathology and the nationally-recognized 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 at Buffalo State is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), http://www.asha.org/academic/accreditation/, of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The program is currently accredited through 2023. This is the most current accreditation information, which may differ from information found in older print documents. The CAA's Accreditation Action Report is available online on CAA's webpage under program: (http://www.asha.org/Academic/accreditation/caaDecisions/).
For more information on the undergraduate credit-hour requirements, please click here.
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