The following requirements must be met before graduation for the students receiving their first bachelor's degree:
- At least 120 semester credits.
- At least 30 credits must be taken from USU.
- A 3.0 or higher GPA.
- All transfer credits must be approved for acceptance by Utah State University and the Department of Communicative Disorders at USU. This will be done during the application process.
General Education coursework
Depth Education coursework
Departmental (COMD) coursework
Non-COMD required coursework
Electives (if additional credits are needed)
Students must comply with departmental policies.
The following information is applicable to all students receiving their degree (whether first or second bachelor's):
All students who desire a degree must have a graduation application filled out and submitted to the graduation office at USU during the first part of the semester PRIOR to the semester of graduation. Students can fill out an online application for graduation at http://www.usu.edu/registrar/htm/graduation/apply-online
Upon receipt of the graduation packet, students should sign and mail it to:
Utah State University
Dept of COMDDE
1000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-1000
Heather Thomas will get the remaining signatures needed and submit it for you. Students should also include the check of their graduation fees with the packet. The fee is $10 for those who apply prior to the semester they graduate and $50 for those who apply during the semester they graduate. Fees may be paid online through your Access account.
Students should plan for the graduation application process to take at least 4 to 8 weeks. Applications must be received at least two weeks before the deadline to allow adequate time for processing. Please check the USU graduation webpage at http://www.usu.edu/registrar/htm/graduation/ for more information.
Students can contact firstname.lastname@example.org during the first part of the semester PRIOR to the semester of graduation with further questions.
The status of the graduation application once it has been submitted may be checked by emailing the Graduation Office at email@example.com.
Distance Students may attend commencement but are not required to do so. Please see information about commencement: http://usu.edu/commencement/
Diplomas are sent to all students (main campus & distance education) approximately 8-10 weeks following graduation.
Undergraduate students who qualify for honors will have it noted on their transcript as well as on their diplomas. The undergraduate student is required to have completed 40 USU credit hours in order to qualify for Latin honors.
Degrees can be posted as early as the Monday following graduation up to about 8 weeks after graduation.
As the curriculum is designed to meet pre-professional training requirements, students completing their degree are qualified to apply for admission to American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) accredited masters programs in speech-language pathology or doctoral programs in audiology. While different graduate programs may have their own specific additional acceptance requirements, students should check with those graduate programs of interest to assure that this online degree program meets the necessary pre-graduate degree requirements.