Undergraduate Overview

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The BA in Speech and Hearing Sciences provides foundational coursework in speech, language, and hearing across the lifespan, as well as the nature, causes, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of communication disorders. Students learn the fundamentals of both speech-language pathology and audiology.

Why study Speech and Hearing Sciences at UB?

Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty are experts in their fields of study, intergrating their research into classroom teaching. 

The BA in Speech and Hearing Sciences provides a pre-professional degree for entry into clinical graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology (MA) and Audiology (AuD), and doctoral graduate programs (PhD).

Our students have opportunities to gain hands-on experiences through internships, clinical observations, coursework, and research assistant positions. 

Our field naturally intersects with many others, including Psychology, Linguistics, Childhood Education, and Biomedical Sciences (to name a few). Earning a Minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences can enhance your Major. 

About Our Faculty

Our Department includes 22 full-time faculty members across academic-research and clinical areas. Our faculty have a diversity of training and experience, reflecting the breadth of the Communication Sciences and Disorders field. Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their research, grant, and clinical productivity, including two Fellows of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The research and clinical expertise of our faculty span the areas of speech, language, voice, swallowing, hearing, and balance across the lifespan and from bench-to-bedside.

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