Communication Sciences and Disorders
Speech-language pathologists help children and adults with communicative problems and swallowing disorders. K-State prepares speech-language pathologists to work with all age groups in settings such as schools and medical centers.
Required course work provides the foundation skills for understanding the normal processes of speech, language, and hearing. The undergraduate program provides the framework for a graduate degree in communication sciences and disorders, which is required to become a certified speech-language pathologist or audiologist.
Communication sciences and disorders students also participate in supervised direct clinical experience in the K-State Speech and Hearing Center, the public schools and off-campus clinical training sites.
Undergraduate enrollment in specified professional courses (General Phonetics, Anatomy of the Speech Mechanism, Developmental Psycholinguistics, Language Assessment and Intervention, Disorders of Articulation and Phonology, Basic Audiology, and Hearing Sciences) requires CSD major, completion of 57 credit hours and an overall 3.0 GPA, including both K-State and credited transfer course work.