COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS (CSD), BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA), 2022-2023
This pre-professional program for the bachelor’s degree prepares students for specialized graduate education. Admittance to our graduate programs requires a minimum 3.0 GPA in the major and last 60 hours, as well as other conditions. Please consult the department website (www.wichita.edu/csd) for additional information. The MA and AuD programs at WSU satisfy the minimum requirement for professional certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and for Kansas licensure and are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of ASHA.
GEN ED FOUNDATION COURSES
Foundation courses must be complete with a C- (1.7) grade within the first 48 hours of college coursework.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|ENGL 101||College English 1||3|
|ENGL 102||College English 2||3|
|COMM 111||Public Speaking||3|
|MATH 111||College Algebra||3|
|or MATH 112||Pre-Calculus Math||3|
ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
- General education coursework below is waived for students who have earned a prior bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Transfer students should confirm general education needs with a CHP academic advisor.
- Students who have completed an AA or AS through a Kansas Community College may choose to fulfill general education requirements by completing two 300-level general education courses at Wichita State University (see WSU general education curriculum). These courses must represent two subject areas.
- All students may follow this curriculum.
- At least 9 credit hours must be numbered 300 or higher.
Complete one course in each division (12 credit hours):
- Fine Arts
- Social/Behavioral Science
- Math/Natural Science
Complete four courses chosen from at least two of the four divisions above. (12 credit hours)
First-year students must complete a first-year seminar.
Transfer students may choose the Kansas Board of Regents curriculum if:
- Admitted to WSU as a transfer student
- 24 or more credit hours of college credit was completed after high school graduation
KBOR GEN ED CURRICULUM
- Fine Arts/Humanities (1st subject)
- Fine Arts/Humanities (2nd subject)
- Fine Arts/Humanities (3rd subject)
- Fine Arts/Humanities (any subject)
- Social/Behavioral Science (1st subject)
- Social/Behavioral Science (2nd subject)
- Social/Behavioral Science (3rd subject)
- Social/Behavioral Science (any subject)
- Math and Natural Science with lab (1st subject)
- Math and Natural Science (2nd subject)
- Math and Natural Science needed to reach 9 credit hours of MNS
ADMISSION TO THE CSD BA PROGRAM
Admission into professional BA CSD courses is monitored by the department and requires the following:
- Overall 3.0 GPA
- Complete two of the four pre-admission courses
- Minimum grade of B/3.0 in each pre-admission course
- Application is required for the CSD Honors Track
Pre-Admission Courses (11 credits)
B/3.0 or higher required in each course.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours||Semester|
|CSD 111||Disorders of Human Communication||3||Fall|
|CSD 301||A&P of Speech and Hearing Mechanism||3||Fall|
|CSD 304||Early Language Development||3||Spring|
|CSD 306/306L||Applied Phonetics/Lab||3||Spring|
CSD Major Curriculum (32 credits)
C/2.0 or higher required in each course.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours||Semester|
|CSD 251||Auditory Development and Disorders||3||Fall|
|CSD 270||American Sign Language I||3||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|CSD 351||Intro to Auditory Assessment||3||Spring|
|1CSD 425||Intro to Clinical Processes||2||Fall, Spring|
|2CSD 504||Aural Rehabilitation||3||Fall|
|CSD 506||Acoustic and Perceptual Phonetics||3||Spring|
|CSD 512||Communication in Special Populations: Children||3||Fall|
|CSD 517||Communication in Special Populations: Aging||3||
|CSD 518||Deaf Culture||3||
Fall, Spring, Summer
|3CSD 519||Genetic and Organic Syndromes||4||
|CSD 605||Neuroscience of Communication Sciences and Disorders||3||
1 Prerequisites for CSD 425: Admission into the BA in CSD program, senior standing, instructor's consent, background check, established student health portal, current medical clearance, and completion of in-class HIPAA training
2 Prerequisite for CSD 504: CSD 351 or instructor's consent
3 Prerequisite for CSD 519: Admission into the BA in CSD program and completion of in-class HIPAA training.
Open Electives (around 39 credits)
Students must complete sufficient credits to fulfill graduation requirements. Recommendations follow.
- These courses are prerequisites for SLP and AuD graduate programs.
- A grade of C (2.0) or higher required in each course.
|Course Requirement||Examples||Course Options|
|Biological Science||Biology, Human or Neuro Anatomy/Physiology, Human Genetics, Veterinary Science. Lab not required.||BIOL 106, BIOL 210, BIOL 220, BIOL 223, HS 290|
|Physical Science||Courses taught in Chemistry or Physics departments. Lab not required.||CHEM 103, CHEM 110, PHYS 210|
|Social/Behavioral Science||Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Public Health||PSY 111, SOC 111, ANTH 102|
|Statistics||STAT 370, PSY 301, ECON 231, SOC 313|
CJ 407, PSY 311, SOC 312
- PHS 100 Intro to Aging Studies
- COMM 302 Interpersonal Communication
- CSD 481 Cooperative Education
- PHS 344 Role of Culture in Health Care
- MLS 203/303 Medical Terminology
- PSY 323 Social Psychology
- PSY 325 Developmental Psychology
- Signed Languages
- Aging Studies
- Public Health
- Modern and Classical Languages
Recommended Minors for Students Pursuing AuD
- Health Management
- Earn credit for 120 cumulative hours.
- Earn credit in a minimum of 60 hours at a 4-year institution.
- Earn credit in a minimum of 45 hours of upper-division coursework.
- Complete all general education requirements.
- Maintain an overall and WSU GPA of 2.00 or higher.
- Maintain a program GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- At least 24 of last 30 or 50 of last 60 hours must be completed at WSU.