Major Requirements

To graduate you must have earned an overall GPA of 2.5 in CDS courses. CDS courses with a grade of less than C- will not be acceptable for the departmental average requirement and must be retaken for a grade of C- or better. You are not allowed to elect S/U grading in department courses. The major includes 32 required credits that must be taken in the CDS department and 30 required credits to be taken outside the CDS department. Of the 32 credits of departmental courses, a minimum of 20 credits of CDS courses must be completed at UB.

Speech & Hearing Science (SHS)

A. Departmental Major Requirements (32 credits)

CDS 151 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (3)
CDS 286 Phonetics (3)
CDS 288 Anatomy & Physiology of Speech Mechanism (3)
CDS 289 General and Speech Acoustics (3) (Prereq CDS 286 and CDS 288)
CDS 290 Audiology: Diagnosis and Management (3)
CDS 301 Language Development in Children (3)
CDS 387 Psychoacoustic Science (3) (Prereq CDS 289)
CDS 392 Phonological Disorders: Diagnosis & Management (3) (Prereq CDS 286)
*CDS 480 Clinical Observation and Participation (1) (senior standing)
*CDS 482 Diagnostics in Communicative Disorders (3) (senior standing)
*CDS 483 Diagnostics Lab (1) (senior standing)
*CDS 484 Aural Rehabilitation (3) (Prereq CDS 290) (senior standing)
*These courses are for SHS majors only.

B. Department Electives (Not Required)

CDS 402 Language Disorders in Children (3) (Prereq CDS 301)
*CDS 428 Neural Basis of Communication (3) (senior standing)
*CDS 485 Speech Pathology in the Schools (3) (senior standing)
CDS 497 Departmental Honors Thesis or Project (1-3) (acceptance into departmental honors program)
CDS 498 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (1-3) (permission of instructor)
CDS 499 Independent Study (1-4) (permission of instructor)
*These courses are for SHS majors only.

C. Courses Required Outside the CDS Department (minimum 27 credits): Can be taken S/U; courses taken to satisfy General Education Requirements may NOT be taken for S/U grading

1. Technical Skills: (9 credits or more)

a. Statistics Course (3 credits or more) - Choose ANY 1 of the following courses:
PSY 207; SOC 294; SSC 225; STA 119

b. Computer Course (4 credits) - Choose ANY 1 of the following courses:
CSE 101 Computers: A General Intro (4 cr) or MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics (4 cr)

2. Human Biology Requirement: Choose ANY 1 below for a total of 3 credits or more

BIO 129 Perspectives in Human Biology (3.5)
BIO 130 Perspectives in Human Biology (3.5)
BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology (5)
ES 207 Fundamentals of Human Form and Function - online course (4)
SW 101 The Social Context and Human Biology - online course (3)
ANA 113 Human Anatomy (4)

3. Physical Science Requirement: Choose ANY 1 below for a total of 3 credits or more

any 3 credit Chemistry course (CHE)
any 3 credit Physics course (PHY)

4. Math Requirement: Choose ANY 1 below for 3 credits or more

MTH 115 Survey of Algebra and Trigonometry (4)
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I (4)
ULC 148 Algebra and Trigonometry (4)

5. Linguistics Requirement: Choose 1 of the following (3 credits) OR an upper level 300 or 400 LIN course other than LIN 355 and LIN 496.

LIN 205 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis (3)
LIN 207 Language, Society and the Individual (3)

6. Related Areas Requirement: (human behavior) (9 credits)

a. PSY 101 Introductory Psychology (3)

AND ANY TWO of the following:

b. AAS 333 Race, Ethnicity, and Education (3)
APY 311 Culture and Personality (3)
LAI 205 Introduction to Child Development and Learning (3)
NUR 250 Human Growth and Development (3)
PSY 321 Psychology of Personality (3)
PSY 322 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 331 Social Psychology (3)
PSY 336 Developmental Psychology (3)
SSC 208 Introduction to Child Development and Learning (3)
SSC 363 The Aging Process (3)
SOC 304 Sociology of Aging (3)
SOC 308 Sociology of the Life Course (3)
SOC 313 Sociology of the Family (3)
SOC 314 Sociology of Gender (3)

Transfer course(s) may be used to waive certain major requirements.

COURSES FOR NEW YORK STATE CERTIFICATION: TEACHER OF STUDENTS WITH SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISABILITIES (complete A and B) (graduate degree required for certification)

A. CDS 485 Speech Pathology in the Schools (3)

B. Choose ANY TWO of the following:

CEP 400 Educational Psychology (3)
ELP 405 Sociology of Education (3)
LAI 205 Introduction to Child Development and Learning (3)
PSY 336 Developmental Psychology (3)