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COMDDE 1st Bachelor's Degree Online

Are you looking for a career in communication sciences and disorders? You have found the right place. The Online 1st Bachelor of Science or Arts (BS/BA) in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education is a pre-professional degree program. Students receive academic preparation needed for graduate study in the entry level degree for employment in the communication sciences and disorders or CSD professions of audiology and speech-language pathology, or in deaf education. A master’s degree is the entry level for employment as a speech-language pathologist and deaf educators, while audiologists require a clinical doctorate, with most employment settings also requiring certification and state licensure. Bachelor’s degree graduates may also work as technicians or assistants in the field of communication disorders, but requirements, repsonsibilities, and conditions vary by state and employer. In addition, the undergraduate curriculum offers a broad preparation in general education, with a sound scientific foundation suitable for diverse careers in health, education, and human services.  

The 1st BS/BA is offered completely online. This is the most flexible solution if you are balancing work schedules, family time, and more. USU has been offering its online delivery for over 10 years, perfecting the online, higher-educational experience. Take it from those who have been through the program; out of a survey of nearly 700 students, 95.8% said they would recommend our online COMDDE program to others. Many have gone on to graduate school, gaining a strong foundation through this bachelor’s program.


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Name: Heather Humphreys
Phone: 435-797-2469
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Course Sequence

  • It is recommended that COMD courses are taken in the sequence listed
  • Degree-seeking students are required to take all 13 COMD courses (unless transfer credit has been obtained)
  • Students cannot take prerequisites concurrently with courses that require them
  • All courses are taught online every semester
  • All required COMD courses and Human Anatomy/Physiology courses must be taken for a letter grade, not pass/fail
  • Before registering please consult with your academic advisor to make sure you are registering for classes in the correct sequence.
  • To get your current textbook list go to the USU Bookstore.
COMD 2600 Introduction to Communicative Disorders 3  
COMD 3200 Child Language Development 3  
COMD 3100 Speech Science 3  
COMD 3500 Phonetics and Phonological Development 3  
COMD 5100 Language Science 3  
COMD 3120 Disorders of Articulation and Phonology 3  
COMD 3400 Hearing Science 3  
COMD 5900 Advanced Speech Acoustics (was COMD 5070) 3  
COMD 3700 Basic Audiology 3 COMD 3400
COMD 4450 Child Communication Disorders 3  
COMD 5200 Language Assessment and Intervention for Birth to Five 3  
COMD 5330 Aural Rehabilitation 3 COMD 3400


COMDDE Course Syllabi

For past and current syllabi for all COMDDE courses, go USU Canvas Course Syllabus Tracker at Enter the following:

  • Term = your choice
  • College = EEJ Education & Human Service
  • Department = Comm Disorders & Deaf Ed.
  • Delivery Method = All Delivery Methods
  • Campus = All Campuses
  • Click on Blue Button “Open Direct Link Course Syllabus LIst”
  • Select and click on desired course

Additional Related Courses

The following non-COMD courses are required for the bachelors degree. For graduate school in speech-language pathology and certification as a speech-language pathologist, ASHA requires one course in each of the following four areas: statistics*, biological science, physical science (physics or chemistry), and social/behavioral science ( Please check with your advisor as you plan your coursework. For a complete list of online courses available at USU, see

  • Introduction to Statistics, STAT 1040, 3 credits  OR  Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra, STAT 1045, 5 credits
  • Introduction to Biology, BIOL 1010, 3 credits
  • Human Anatomy, BIOL 2320, 4 credits  OR  Human Physiology, BIOL 2420, 4 credits
  • Intro to Chemistry, CHEM 1010, 3 credits  OR  Intro to Physics by Hands-on-Exploration, PHYS 1200, 4 credits  
  • General Psychology, PSY 1010, 3 credits
  • Development Across the Lifespan, FCHD 1500, 3 credits
  • Education of Exceptional Individuals, SPED 4000, 2 credits
  • Sign Language, COMD 3010, 4 credits

* If it has been more than one year since you have completed the prerequisite math course, taking Statistics through USU will require completion of a math placement exam.