Welcome to the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Communication Sciences and Disorders Program
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The mission of the Communication Disorders Program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is to provide culturally and linguistically diverse state of the art educational, clinical, and outreach experiences in communication disorders to enhance the quality of life for communicatively impaired citizens of the border region, the State of Texas, and national and international communities.
The CSDO candidate demonstrates proficiency in oral and written communication through discipline relevant, varied and effective written products.
The CSDO candidate will develop and implement evidence based intervention plans and reports that reflect an understanding of relevant content continuous and appropriate intervention practices and a commitment to meeting the needs of their clients.
The CSDO candidate will demonstrate through written and oral communication and clinical demonstration the knowledge of cultural and linguistic diversity within the field of communication disorders.
This shall be assessed by successful completion of an exit evaluation covering the breath of communication disorders.
This shall be assessed by during the candidates clinical practicum experience. Students shall be continually assessed on their production of Lesson Plans, SOAP notes, and Progress Reports.
This shall be assessed by successful completion of the Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology course, speech-language pathology intervention planning and implementation and the candidates’ sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity during classroom discussions and interactions.
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.
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 cataolog 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.
This page was last updated on: April 11, 2013