MinorCommunication Sciences and Disorders

A minor in communication sciences and disorders from Wichita State will give you an understanding of the normal communication process—and of speech, language and hearing disorders. The minor benefits many majors—and careers—related to health care, education, psychology, linguistics and more.

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 take courses in the College of Health Professions, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

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, is a day many students look forward to.

The event -- held each spring -- provides 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.

Baby Day is a positive experience for everyone involved and is a great way to enhance the education of the students.


The minor consists of 18 credit hours. You’ll learn about the anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing as well as early language development, disorders of human communication and more.


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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