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Communication Sciences & Disorders

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDO) is a rapidly growing discipline, with employment opportunities projected to increase by more than 25% over the next decade. With a bachelor's degree, you can work as an assistant under the supervision of a licensed speech language pathologist (SLP) or audiologist (AuD). With a master's degree, you can work in hospitals, rehabilitative clinics, schools, or in a private practice.


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

In accordance with the values of the 2022-2027 Texas A&M University – Kingsville Strategic Plan, the CSDO program dedicates itself to diversity in its many forms in respect to its students, faculty, staff, and curricular materials. Forms of diversity include but are not limited to sex, race, color, national origin, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, military or veteran status, marital status, genetic information, ethnicity, religion, spiritual belief, geographic origin, socio-economic status, language, political beliefs, and first-generation status. We believe doing so greatly increases chances for student success at both undergraduate and graduate levels. We encourage equity and inclusion in all aspects of education in CSDO at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Nov Student Spotlight - 1st Year Milan

What are your interests within CSDO or what setting do you hope to work in?

A setting I plan to work in is a clinic or private practice. Our field is so broad, so having the option to work with various disorders and populations interests me to challenge myself to work with multiple areas of disorders and populations.

Why did you choose TAMUK for graduate school?

I chose the TAMUK graduate program because I was a former undergraduate and saw how the faculty and staff always showed empathy toward their students’ success.

A fun fact about yourself.

I love to sing!

Nov. Student Spotlight - 2nd Year Darcy

1.What type of setting do you have for your externship this semester?

Skilled nursing facility

2. What population do you work with?


3. What city are you in?

San Antonio

4. What areas of communication are you working with?

Dysphagia, Cognition, Dysarthria, AAC, and Hearing Loss

What is a new skill you have learned and/or what has been the most rewarding part of your externship? 

Building clinician/client relationships as been the most rewarding. I love my patients so much. Learned to apply my counseling skills from class into real-life situations. I am always learning how to provide effective Dysphagia therapy. I learned a new skill (providing effective AAC treatment) by working with a patient who has Aphasia and uses an ACC device to communicate. I also am more confident in documentation such as soap notes, progress reports, recertifications, discharges, screeners, and evaluation reports.