Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education Logan Campus Bachelor's Degree
A bachelor's or second bachelor's degree in communicative disorders prepares students who desire to work in either speech- language pathology or audiology. While the bachelor's degree in communicative disorders is often a pre-requisite for graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology, there is no professional employment licensure with the bachelor's degree. However, in some states people with a bachelor's degree in communicative disorders can work in selected professional settings without a graduate degree.
WHAT IS AUDIOLOGY?
Audiologists identify hearing loss and assess hearing and balance, and provide appropriate fitting of amplification (e.g. hearing aids, cochlear implants, other assistive listening devices) across the lifespan. Work settings include hospitals, schools, industry, rehabilitation centers, community centers, and private practice settings. This is a profession with extensive job opportunities for those that complete a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree.
WHAT IS SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY?
Speech-language pathologists work with individuals of all ages who have developmental or neurological disorders relating to articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, language development, swallowing, augmentative modalities, and cognitive or social aspects of communication. Work settings include hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities, home health care centers, community centers, and private practice settings. This is a profession with extensive job opportunities for individuals after they complete a master's degree (the minimum requirement for licensure).
- A minimum 3.0 GPA is required by COMDDE for admission into the 1st bachelor's program at the beginning of the junior year (approximately 60 credits).
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) Students must also have a 3.0 overall GPA to graduate with a COMDDE degree.
- Summer Semester: April 1
- Fall Semester: April 1 (Freshmen) June 1 (Others)
- Spring Semester: October 1
- Speech-Language Pathologist
- Clinical Aide
- Assistant of Technician in Speech Language Pathology
- Assistant in Clinical Audiology or Educational Audiology