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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication Sciences and Disorders (B.S.)


The goal of the program in communication sciences and disorders is to educate professionals who are competent to help children and adults with communicative problems of speech, hearing, and language. The undergraduate program provides the foundation for the MS program in communication sciences and disorders, which is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation and meets the current requirements in speech language pathology for the Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech–Language-Hearing Association. Determination of the student’s program of study and the completion of all requirements for certification are the responsibility of the student and the advisor.

Enrollment in the following specified professional courses requires CSD major, completion of 57 credit hours, and an overall 3.0 GPA, including both K-State and KSIS-credited transfer coursework.

Students participate in observations of a variety of disorders and age groups in the KSU Speech and Hearing Center. Students may, on invitation of the faculty, participate in a supervised direct clinical experience at the KSU Speech and Hearing Center.

Bachelor’s degree requirements

General requirements (34-35 credit hours)


Communications (8–9 credit hours)


Humanities electives (6 credit hours)


(Only a course of 3 credits or more will apply.)

Select from college-approved list.

Social sciences (6 credit hours)


Natural and Physical Sciences (7 credit hours)


One course must be taken from each area; one course must include a laboratory.

Biological science electives


Physical science electives


Quantitative studies (6 credit hours)


Integrative Human Ecology Course (1 credit hour)


Professional Studies (65 credit hours)


(Grades of C or higher required)

Professional electives (23 credit hours)


Unrestricted electives (20-21 credit hours)


Total hours required for graduation (120)