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What will I learn?

A 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.

The preprofessional, undergraduate major places primary emphasis on the general area of communication sciences and disorders. The major involves a combined curriculum in speech-language pathology and audiology. Students should work closely with advisors to ensure proper course selection for certification and degree. A check sheet of requirements is available from the College of Health Professions and the department office, 401 Ahlberg Hall.

All students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in this field (MA or AuD) must have coursework in biological sciences (content area related to human or animal sciences), physical sciences (physics or chemistry), social/behavioral sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology or public health), and statistics (stand-alone course required). These courses must have received a letter grade of C (2.000 points per credit hour) or higher to meet ASHA certification and Kansas licensure requirements. Consult an advisor for appropriate coursework.


You'll start out with pre-admission courses that teach the basics, including anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing and communication disorders. Then, once you're admitted into the CSD program, you'll progress through the core courses. The entire pre-admission and major curriculum consists of 43 credit hours.

Applied Learning

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in CSD program are required to complete an applied learning experience to graduate from the program. The applied learning experience requirement can be met by completing successfully CSD 425 Introduction to Clinical Processes.


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.

Which department am I in?

College of Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,800.00 per year
USD $540.27 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

Expected January, June, August 2023


College of Health Professions

1845 Fairmount Street,



67260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must: Be enrolled in, or admitted to, WSU. Have completed, or have plans to complete, the prerequisite requirements. Have an overall minimum GPA of 2.75. For Nursing: Students must have GPA with no grade lower than a 2.0 in any of the specified required courses.

For international students

Students who have completed high school (or will soon graduate from high school) are eligible to apply

English proficiency may be demonstrated in the following ways:

  • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): 72
  • Wichita State Institutional TOEFL (PBT): 530
  • IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator overall band score: 6.0
  • PTE Academic: 49

Application deadline: Spring term - Sep 15 (Basic Service), Nov 01 (Standard Service), Dec 01 (Premium Service); Fall term - Apr 15 (Basic Service), Jun 01 (Standard Service), Jul 01 (Premium Service); Summer term - Feb 1 (Basic Service), Mar 01 (Standard Service), Apr 01 (Premium Service)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Wichita State University

Wichita State is a public university that offers high quality education, affordable tuition, and real-world experience.

  • One of the most affordable research universities in the U.S.
  • Over 225 majors to choose from across diverse colleges
  • Affiliates on campus offer research & job opportunities
  • Scholarship of USD 4,800+ for students with GPA of 3.0

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