MajorCommunication Sciences and Disorders - Deafness and Hard of Hearing

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in communication sciences and disorders (CSD)—deafness and hard of hearing concentration—from Wichita State combines classroom learning and immersion in real-world speech-language facilities. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills for work as a sign-language interpreter and be well prepared for an advanced degree—and high-paying career—in speech-language pathology or audiology.

Learn how CSD - deafness and hard of hearing is the right fit for you.

Student fitting a patient with a hearing aid

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

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic changes lives with internet-connected hearing aids

Under the supervision of clinic educators, students working in WSU's Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic evaluate patients and pair them with the best hearing aid to fit their lifestyle. 

One of those hearing aids is a groundbreaking new internet-connected device that is fast and precise enough to process sound more efficiently.

Through their work in the clinic, students are helping change the lives of patients with hearing problems.


The program emphasizes the importance of signed, spoken and written communication. You’ll study typical and atypical communication, audition and amplification, aural rehabilitation, signed language systems, speech-language habilitation 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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