The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (COMDDE) at Utah State University has developed a second bachelor's degree program for students interested in speech-language pathology or audiology to help fill the critical need for masters and doctoral level professionals in the field. If you already hold a bachelor's degree and would like to pursue these professions, you may be lacking the required undergraduate prerequisites needed to be considered for admission into graduate programs. The second bachelor's degree also provides courses for students who may need to retake courses or establish core courses for a master's degree.

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The distance education COMDDE bachelor’s degree programs are accredited under the university's accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required for admission into the 2nd bachelor’s online program.  Students planning on graduate school should carefully and honestly evaluate their potential for excelling in their coursework and maintaining a high GPA. Many graduate programs across the country, including USU, accept students with higher GPAs. (Average GPA usually 3.75 – 3.8)


Advisor: Brynne Davies

Phone: (435) 797-2462


Applications Due:

  • Summer Semester: April 1
  • Fall Semester: April 1 (Freshmen) June 1 (Others)
  • Spring Semester: October 1


  • Speech-Language Pathologist
    (graduate degree needed)
  • Clinical Aide
  • Assistant of Technician in  Speech Language Pathology
  • Assistant in Clinical Audiology  or Educational Audiology