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Undergraduate Program

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Majors in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) learn about the basic sciences of speech, language and hearing and communication disorders across the lifespan. CSD students also participate in clinical observations at the K-State Speech and Hearing Center as well as schools and medical facilities in the community.


Required coursework (primarily junior and senior years) provides the framework for a graduate degree in communication sciences and disorders, which is required to become a certified speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

looking at human skull in labUndergraduate enrollment in specified professional courses (e.g., Introduction to Phonetics, Anatomy of the Speech Mechanism, Developmental Psycholinguistics, Language Assessment and Intervention I, Disorders of Articulation and Phonology,and Hearing Science) requires:

  • CSD major
  • Completion of 57 credit hours and
  • A minimum of a 3.0 GPA, including both K-State and KSIS-credited transfer coursework

See the Kansas State University Undergraduate Course Catalog for the bachelor's degree (B.S.) in communication sciences and disorders.