Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Welcome to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program!

Please see the CSDO Bulletin Board link to the right for updates and important notices relevant to current students. 

Accreditation Status

The master's of science program in speech-language pathology at Texas A & M University - Kingsville has been placed on probation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. A program on probation is not currently in full compliance with the accreditation standards. Programs on probation remain accredited but must demonstrate compliance with the standards within one year.

Response to Probation

About CSDO

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDO) is a growing field in today's society. The demand for speech pathologists and audiologists is constantly increasing and will continue to grow for the next several years. As a speech language pathologist (SLP) or audiologist (A), one can expect to work with a variety of people in a multitude of settings. With a bachelor's degree, one can work as an assistant under the supervision of a licensed speech language pathologist or audiologist. With a master's degree you can work in hospitals, rehabilitative clinics, schools or even private practice. 

Individuals interested in the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association can click here for the national site, and here for our local chapter.

OUR VISION:

The Speech-Language Pathology Program at Texas A & M University - Kingsville will be recognized nationally for the superior academic and clinical training of Speech/Language Pathologists, and regionally as a provider of outstanding clinical services to persons with communication and swallowing disorders. The program will meet or exceed required guidelines of accreditation bodies, licensure requirements, and certification standards.

OUR MISSION:

The mission of the Speech-Language Pathology Program is to prepare knowledgeable professionals committed to meeting the communicative needs of persons with varied communication disorders thereby improving their quality of life. To meet this mission, the Program emphasizes the importance of scientific study, critical thinking skills, interdisciplinary collaboration, ethical principles, the responsibility to educate the public about communicative disorders, and the importance of continued professional development throughout one's career.

LONG TERM STRATEGIC PLAN

Those interested in learning more about our long term strategic plan should click here.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders requires a minimum of 120-121 hours for graduation with a minor in psychology. Out of the 120-121 hours, 36 hours are CSDO classes and 18 hours are for a minor in psychology. Students must also meet the general education requirements, communication skill requirements, residence and all degree requirements that are specified in the Texas A & M University-Kingsville catalog. In addition, an overall GPA of 2.75 is the required minimum for any CSDO undergraduate major.  We also require that by the completion of the first four core major classes, a B average (CSDO 3.0 GPA) be maintained. Please be aware of course pre-requisites. For a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, the academic hours total 48. A student in the master's program will need to maintain a 3.0 GPA to graduate. Instructions for applying to the master's program can be found here.

New Student Information

Please check the current university calendar for important deadlines regarding application for admission and application for graduation. All students entering the program are assigned an academic advisor to help guide them through the next few years. It is advised that you consult with your advisor before registering for any classes. Please contact our program office at 361-593-3493 for more information. The following links will take you to a copy of the undergraduate catalog as well as the changes to that catalog. There you can find a degree plan, descriptions of CSDO courses and the prerequisites for each course.

Policies and Procedures

HIPAA/Privacy

This link redirects to the CSDO privacy policy.

This link redirects to information concerning HIPAA compliance.

Academic/Clinical Issues; CAA complaints

This link redirects to the procedures for filing a complaint regarding academic or clinical issues.

This link redirects to the procedures for filing a complaint with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Council on Academic Accreditation. Please note, that the CAA requires evidence that all institutional grievance and review mechanisms are first exhausted.

Equal Opportunity Policy

 

In compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Executive Order 11246, Texas A&M University-Kingsville is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. A&M-Kingsville does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to its programs.

Texas A & M-Kingsville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin or disability in any personnel action. This university will not enter Knowingly into contractual agreements for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.

This page was last updated on: June 13, 2014