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COMDDE 2nd Bachelor's Degree Online

The Online 2nd Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in communicative disorders is a pre-professional degree program that provides students with academic and practical preparation needed for graduate study in the communication sciences and disorders or CSD professions of speech-language pathology and audiology, or in deaf education. A master’s degree is the entry level for employment as a speech-language pathologist or deaf educator, 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 communicative disorders, but requirements, responsibilities, 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 2nd BS 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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Advisor Contact
Name: Brynne Davies
Phone: 435-797-8240
Kristy Meeks
Advising Assistant 
Email: brynne.davies@usu.edu

Course Sequence

There is a new and improved COMD curriculum being phased in – first on campus, then online. Check with your academic advisor on how best to move into the new curriculum for your situation.

Every semester, consult with your academic advisor to be assured you have the correct courses in the correct sequence and matched to your individual program of study.

  • Degree-seeking students take 11 Required COMD courses and one 3-credit Option COMD course
  • COMD required courses should be taken in the sequence listed
  • All required courses are typically taught online every semester
  • Option online courses vary by semester of availability
  • Students may take more option courses based on their educational interests and career plans
  • Students cannot take prerequisites concurrently with courses that require them
  • All required and option COMD courses must be taken for a letter grade (not Pass/D+, D, F)
  • COMD courses are only open to students in the major unless specified as OM (Open Major)
  • To get your current textbook list go to the USU Bookstore.
SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE
COURSE COURSE TITLE CREDITS PREREQUISITES*
COMD 2600 Introduction to Communicative Disorders (OM) 3  
COMD 3200 Child Language Development        3  
COMD 3100 Speech Science 3  
COMD 3600 Language Science 3  
COMD 3500 Phonetics and Phonological Development (OM) 3  
COMD 3400 Hearing Science 3  
COMD 4450 Child Communication Disorders 3  
COMD 4500 Adult Communication Disorders 3 COMD 3100
COMD 4200 Clinical Methods 3  
COMD 3700 Basic Audiology 3 COMD 3400
COMD 5330 Aural Rehabilitation 3 COMD 3400
COMD 3120 Management of Speech Sounds Disorders (Option) 3  
COMD 5240 Neural Bases of Cognition and Communication (Option, OM) 3 COMD 3100
COMD 5070 Advanced Phonetics (Option) 3  
COMD 3010 American Sign Language I (Option, OM)    3  

COMDDE Course Syllabi

For past and current syllabi for all COMDDE courses, go USU Canvas Course Syllabus Tracker at elearn.usu.edu/syllabus. 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

We offer additional courses that may benefit you, depending on your future career path, and may be required for certain graduate schools. For SLP graduate school, ASHA requires one course in each of the following four areas: statistics*, biological science, physical science, and social/behavioral science (2014 Standards and Implementation Procedures for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology). If you have not had these courses in your first bachelor’s degree, you are strongly encouraged to take them now. Please check with your advisor as you plan your coursework. Some of these non-COMD courses may not be taught every semester. For more information, see a complete list of online courses available at USU.

  • 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, HDFS 1500, 3 credits
  • Education of Exceptional Individuals, SPED 4000, 2 credits

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