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Non-Degree Seeking Online

Leveling Courses

For those not seeking a degree through USU, courses are available for credit. Generally, students enrolled in other universities are referred to us in order to take courses relevant to their area of study. We offer a wide array of courses, covering topics like: the basic structure and function of the human ear, hearing loss treatments, and the factors affecting language acquisition.

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 and courses to others.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is no longer limited to just degree-seeking students, you may contact USU's Financial Aid office directly to see if you qualify as a non-degree seeking student as it is on an individual basis.


If you want prerequisites waived, you will be expected to have necessary background knowledge to be successful prior to enrolling. To request a restriction override, please fill out the Restriction Override Request form.


Department Contact
Name: Kristy Meeks
Phone: 435-797-8240


After checking with your potential graduate programs to decide which courses you need, please fill out the “Restriction Override Request Form” above if there are any restrictions for the courses you need. To get your current textbook list go to the USU Bookstore.

Communicative Disorders
COMD 2400  Observation and Orientation 1 Andrus
COMD 2500 Language, Speech, and Hearing Development 3 Filimoehala  
COMD 2600  Introducation to Communicative Disorders 2 Schofield  
COMD 3100 Fundamentals of Anatomy for Speech and Language 3 Child COMD Major
COMD 3500 Phonetics/Developmental Phonology 3 Manuel-Dupont COMD Major
COMD 4450 Assessment and Treatment of Children with Communicative Disorders 3 Bingham COMD Major 
COMD 5100 Language Science 3 Manuel-Dupont COMD Major 
COMD 3400 Acoustics and Anatomy of the Ear 3 Porter 2500, COMD Major
COMD 5330 Aural Rehabilitation 3 Larsen 3100, COMD Major
COMD 3120 Disorders of Articulation and Phonology 3 Bingham 2500, 3500, COMD Major 
COMD 3700 Basic Audiology 3 Jensen 3400, COMD Major
COMD 5070 Speech Science 3 Dromey 3100, 3500, 3400, COMD Major
COMD 5200 Language Assessment and Intervention for Preschool Children 3 Clark 2500, 5100, COMD Major
American Sign Language (ASL)
COMD 3010 American Sign Language I 4 Radford  
COMD 3910 American Sign Language II 4 Radford 3010
COMD 3080 American Sign Language Practicium 1 Kelley-King  
COMD 4910 American Sign Language III - Linguistics 4 King 3910
COMD 4920 American Sign Language IV - Academic Use 4   4910
COMD 4780 Socio-Cultural Aspects of Deafness 4    

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 ( If you have not had these courses in your first bachelor’s degree, you are welcome to take them now. Some of these non-COMD courses may not be taught every semester. 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 a completion of a math placement exam.