The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Fort Hays State University provides students with applied learning through clinical experiences at the undergraduate and graduate level both on and off campus. Students at Fort Hays State University are prepared for jobs that help people across the lifespan as well as in medical and educational settings.
Communication Sciences and Disorders Academic Programs
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Fort Hays State University offers an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders that prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology as well jobs in the healthcare and education field. In addition, the department offers a masters of science degree in speech-language pathology. The graduate program in speech-language pathology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Fort Hays State University is nationally accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The department prepares students for clinical certification as a speech-language pathologist by ASHA and professional licensure by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability.
Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
- 4 year program
- Transfer Program
- 3+2 Program
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Communication Sciences and Disorders at FHSU: Forward thinking. World ready.
As a student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, you will:
- Begin your professional development through enrollment in courses and participation in student organizations from your first semester on campus, giving you early insight into the major and the profession.
- Gain practical, real-world experience with clients as an undergraduate through the state-of-the-art Herndon Clinic.
- Participate in external clinic experiences at schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations in northwest Kansas as a graduate student.
- Join the National Student Speech-Language-hearing Association [link to new page] (NSSLHA) and be involved in the organization’s activities on campus and in the community.
- Work closely with faculty in courses, labs, and clinical experiences. Graduate students are involved in research under the direction of one of the doctoral faculty members.
- Enjoy small classes and learning alongside a supportive and close-knit group of students.
The department’s content instruction paired with applied experiences prepare undergraduate and graduate students to be positive and effective collaborators in educational and healthcare settings. With an undergraduate or graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, you’ll be prepared to make a real difference in peoples’ lives.