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Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education, BS BA

Help Others Overcome Communication Disorders

USU Online's bachelor's in communicative disorders and deaf education (COMDDE) prepares you for a career in the field of communication sciences and disorders. COMDDE students learn to apply new strategies and technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children, and adults.

Thousands live with communicative disorders and need support to have a high-quality life. You can make a difference.

Degree at a Glance

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*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2022-2023 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.

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Career Outlook for Graduates

Few career options are as fulfilling as those available to USU's COMDDE graduates. Speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and deaf educators work in diverse settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools, early intervention programs, research laboratories, private practice, government agencies, the armed forces, and postsecondary education.

If you decide to move on to a master's degree, you can become a speech language pathologist or audiologist. If you decide to stop at a bachelor's, you can become a speech language pathologist technician.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, "The job growth for this degree field is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations." Earning a COMDDE degree is the key to entering this high-paying, high-demand field.

Why Earn a COMDDE Degree from USU Online

From a recent survey of 700 students, 95.8% said they would recommend USU’s COMDDE program to others. The faculty are accessible and willing to connect with you as often as necessary to ensure you understand course material. Many students gain a strong foundation through our bachelor’s program and continue to find the same success in graduate school.

Some of the major topics and courses covered are the fundamentals of anatomy for speech and language, acoustics and anatomy of the ear, audiology, phonetics and developmental phonology, and more. Whatever career path you choose in the communicative disorders field, you’ll graduate ready to help those in need.

Resources for Online Students

For online students based in Utah, resources such as local support, study spaces, BlueZone WiFi, and testing services, are available at the statewide campus nearest to them. Students both in-state and out-of-state have access to virtual services provided from various organizations and offices based at Logan main campus. See our Student Resources page for more information.

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International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.

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Dan Allred

Dan Allred
E-Learning Enrollment Specialist
(435) 797-8431
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