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Program Overview

Undergraduate Education

Our undergraduate students gain a strong pre-professional foundation in communication sciences and disorders that prepares them to go on to graduate professional degrees, work as speech-language assistants (also called speech-language technicians) or move into other careers in health, education, and human services. We offer comprehensive, rigorous, supportive education at a reasonable cost. Our online program, with its full course offerings every semester, and multiple program choices (1st bachelor, 2nd bachelor, non-degree leveling) allows students to pursue their education at their own pace.

Undergraduate students gain strong preparation in normal human communication processes.  This involves the anatomy, physiology, neurology, and acoustics of hearing, balance, speech, language, and swallowing. It includes linguistics, typical development of speech and language, and sociocultural aspects of communication. This pre-professional education introduces students to communication disorders and clinical practice. After this preparation, students can apply to graduate school in speech-language pathology or audiology or move into preparatory coursework in deaf education within the department or other helping professions. Is a degree in comunication sciences and disorders for you?

Graduate Education

Graduate students participate in our campus clinics, open year-round for people of all ages in the community. Student clinicians work under the guidance of licensed, certified professionals to test, treat, and manage speech, language, hearing and balance concerns in our new state-of-the-art Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence. Students gain expertise working with young children with hearing loss through our campus Sound Beginnings program. Students go on to specialized practicum placements at hospitals, clinics, schools, and early intervention programs throughout Utah, graduating ready to start their careers making a difference in the lives of people with communication disorders and differences.

Ph.D. Education

If you are interested in a Ph.D., you can do that through our department. We have opportunities in the interdisciplinary programs of Disability Disciplines and Neuroscience. You will follow a specially-designed course of study in your area of interest, under the guidance of a professor mentor. You will participate in research projects and grant applications, conduct your own independent research, engage in guided teaching experiences, and conduct clinical supervision. The program typically takes 4 years of study. For audiology, the course of study can be combined with the clinical study, typically resulting in only 1 additional year of study. During their doctoral study, students are often funded through research, teaching, or clinical supervision duties.

Schools where our undergrads have continued into graduate programs

ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

BLOOBURG UNIVERSITY OF

PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY EAST BAY

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY FULLERTON

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LONG BEACH

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY NORTHRIDGE

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY

CHAPN UNIVERSITY ORANGE

COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE COMMUNICAT

CUNY LEHN COLLEGE

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY

EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

EMERSON COLLEGE

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

HAMPTON UNIVERSITY AND

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY

INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON

JAMES DISON UNIVERSITY DLVESLP

JAMES DISON UNIVERSITY

KEAN UNIVERSITY LANG

LA SALLE UNIVERSITY

LAR UNIVERSITY BEAUMONT

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY RYLAND

RQUETTE UNIVERSITY

MGH INSTITUTE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

OHIO UNIVERSITY

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

PURDUE UNIVERSITY WEST LAFAYETTE

RADFORD UNIVERSITY

RUSH UNIVERSITY

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

ST AMBROSE UNIVERSITY

SUNY COLLEGE PLATTSBURGH

SUNY UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY (NYT)

TEACHERS COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

TEXAS AM UNIVERSITY, KINGSVILLE

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS

TEXAS WON'S UNIVERSITY

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE @ BUFFALO

THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA MONROE

THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA

TOWSON UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT

FAYETTEVILLE

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT NOA

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS @ URBANA

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

UNIVERSITY OF INE, ORONO

UNIVERSITY OF RYLAND COLLEGE PARK

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT AMHERST

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI COLUMBIA

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA

UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OHA

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHAPEL HILL

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA GREENSBORO

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT STATE

AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SEATTLE MEDICAL

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY

WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY