Communication Sciences and Disorders

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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. 


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.


The mission of the Communication Sciences and Disorders 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.

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 link will take you to a copy of the undergraduate catalog.There you can find a degree plan, descriptions of CSDO courses and the prerequisites for each course.

Academic/Clinical Issues; CAA complaints

Procedures for filing a complaint regarding academic or clinical issues.

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: May 18, 2018