MajorCommunication Sciences and Disorders

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) from Wichita State combines classroom learning and immersion in real-world speech-language facilities, preparing you for an advanced degree—and high-paying career—in speech-language pathology or audiology.

Learn how communication sciences and disorders is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the CSD bachelor's degree program, you must:

  • Be enrolled, or admitted to, WSU
  • Have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Complete all pre-admission CSD courses with a 3.0 GPA or better

Inside the Program

Baby Day provides real-life experience for health professions students

Baby Day, an interprofessional event hosted by the Communication Sciences and Disorders and Physical Therapy departments, allows students to enhance their education with practical experience.

The event—held in the springprovides students, families and professionals an opportunity to gather and learn more about the development of infants and toddlers. CSD students spend the day observing and evaluating babies' reactions and verbal skills. They also learn how motor development and communication go hand in hand.


You'll start out with pre-admission courses that teach the basics of communication sciences and disorders. Then, once you're admitted to the CSD program, you'll progress through the core courses. The entire pre-admission and major curriculum consists of 45 credit hours.

A departmental honors track is also available for this major.


A degree in communication sciences and disorders from Wichita State will put you on the path toward a high-paying, high-demand career in audiology or speech-language pathology—with employment in a wide range of settings from local schools and clinics to large health care facilities.

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