Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The pre-professional, undergraduate major places primary emphasis on the general area of communication sciences and disorders. The 49-credit hour major involves a combined curriculum in speech-language pathology and audiology.

Need advising? For new students, please call CHP Student Services at 316-978-3304 or email For continuing students, please contact the CSD Program Coordinator.

Undergraduate Program Information Sessions
FALL 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 3:30-4:15 p.m. in Ahlberg Hall 110

Topics: Introduction to CSD professions, learn about our different program options, ask questions about applying to the major and discover what you can do now to prepare for graduate school.
No RSVP necessary.


Students who are interested in the CSD undergraduate program must be admitted to WSU and meet the minimum requirements for entrance into the College of Health Professions. New students should contact the Office of Admissions or International Education regarding admission to WSU. 

There is no departmental application for the undergraduate program. For questions regarding becoming a CSD major, please contact our Program Coordinator.   

Departmental Honors Track

Students working towards a degree in communication sciences and disorders have the opportunity to receive honors recognition through their major. Interested students may apply to the CSD Honors Track once they are in the major. For questions, please contact Trisha Self, CSD Honors Coordinator.

Fall honors application deadline: April 1 (Fall 2019 deadline extended to May 3rd, 2019).
Spring honors application deadline: November 1

 pdf icon CSD Honors Track Application

Honors Program Admission

Admission requirements include:

  1. Status as a CSD major;
  2. An overall GPA of 3.500 in CSD coursework;
  3. A one-page, double-spaced letter describing reasons for applying to the honors track, goals and potential benefits to participating in the program; and
  4. Agreement by a CSD faculty member to mentor the final project.

Honors Program Requirements

Students admitted to the CSD honors track must complete the following:

  1. Maintain a 3.500 cumulative GPA in CSD coursework;
  2. Enroll in and complete the honors assignments with a minimum of 12 credit hours of CSD coursework selected from the following options:
    • CSD 504H Aural Rehabilitation - Honors (3 credit hours)
    • CSD 506H Acoustic and Perceptual Phonetics - Honors (3 credit hours)
    • CSD 512H Communication in Special Populations: Children - Honors (4 credit hours)

    • CSD 517H Communication in Aging - Honors (3 credit hours)
    • CSD 519H Genetic and Organic Syndrome - Honors (3 credit hours)

  3. Actively participate in facilitated meetings with other CSD honors students;
  4. Be a participating member of the WSU Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (WSUSSLHA) student organization;
  5. Maintain a portfolio of assignments, activities and reflections throughout the honors track; and
  6. Complete and present a mentored scholarly activity during the last year of the program by enrolling in 1 credit hour of CSD 490H Directed Study in Speech and Language Pathology or Audiology - Honors.

Students enrolled in the Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College who want to take honors courses in our department may do so by contacting the CSD Honors Coordinator.

Cooperative Education

Are you interested in gaining more experience in your field of study while pursuing your degree? The Cooperative Education and Work-Based Learning program at Wichita State University has many options available for students.

A maximum of 8 hours (CSD 481) and/or 4 hours (CSD 481N) may be applied towards the bachelor's degree. Graduate students may apply 3 hours (CSD 781) towards their degree with departmental approval.

Midwest Student Exchange Program

The Midwest Student Exchange Program is a multi-state tuition reciprocity program for residents of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Eligible non-resident students are charged no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs. This BA degree program is included in the exchange program and the tuition reduction would be effective after all pre-major courses were completed and admission to the major was granted. For more details about MSEP programs offered at Wichita State, visit

Shocker Select Tuition Discount

Eligible Wichita State University undergraduate students from Oklahoma or Texas no longer have to pay out-of-state tuition to attend WSU. For further details, visit the Shocker Select webpage.