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Non-Degree Seeking Online

Leveling Courses

For those not seeking a degree through USU, courses are available for credit. Generally, students enrolled in other universities are referred to us in order to take courses relevant to their area of study. We offer a wide array of courses, covering topics like: the basic structure and function of the human ear, hearing loss treatments, and the factors affecting language acquisition.

USU has been offering its online delivery for over 10 years, perfecting the online, higher-educational experience. Take it from those who have been through the program; out of a survey of nearly 700 students, 95.8% said they would recommend our online COMDDE program and courses to others.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is no longer limited to just degree-seeking students, you may contact USU's Financial Aid office directly to see if you qualify as a non-degree seeking student as it is on an individual basis.


If you want prerequisites waived, you will be expected to have necessary background knowledge to be successful prior to enrolling.


Assistant Advisor Contact
Heather Humphreys Name: Kristy Meeks
Phone: 435-797-8240

Course Sequence

Before registering please consult with your academic advisor to make sure you are registering for classes in the correct sequence.

American Sign Language (ASL)
COMD 3010 American Sign Language I 4  
COMD 3910 American Sign Language II 4 COMD 3010
COMD 3080 American Sign Language Practicium 1  
COMD 4910 American Sign Language III - Linguistics 4 COMD 3910
COMD 4920 American Sign Language IV - Academic Use 4 COMD 4910
COMD 4780 Socio-Cultural Aspects of Deafness 4  
Communicative Disorders
COMD 2400  Observation and Orientation 1  
COMD 2500 Language, Speech, and Hearing Development 3  
COMD 2600  Introducation to Communicative Disorders 2  
COMD 3100 Fundamentals of Anatomy for Speech and Language 3  
COMD 3500 Phonetics/Developmental Phonology 3  
COMD 4450 Assessment and Treatment of Children with Communicative Disorders 3  
COMD 5100 Language Science 3  
COMD 3120 Disorders of Articulation and Phonology 3  
COMD 3400 Acoustics and Anatomy of the Ear 3 COMD 2500
COMD 3700 Basic Audiology 3 COMD 3400
COMD 5070 Speech Science 3 COMD 3100, 3400, 3500
COMD 5200 Language Assessment and Intervention for Preschool Children 3 COMD 2500, 5100
COMD 5330 Aural Rehabilitation 3 COMD 3100, 3400


The following non-COMD courses are strongly recommended and may be required for certain graduate schools. Most graduate schools require a statistics course as a requirement for admission. Statistics will have to be in a Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) student's record in order to be eligible for ASHA certification. A statistics course is required for the COMDDE bachelor’s degree and is strongly recommended for all 2nd bachelor’s degree students. If it has been more than one year since you have completed the prerequisite math course, taking Statistics through USU will require completion of a math placement exam. For more information, please check with your advisor as you plan your coursework. Some of these non-COMD courses may not be available online at USU or taught every semester.

  • Education of Exceptional Individuals SPED 4000, 2 credits
  • Sign Language I COMD 3010, 4 credits
  • English Composition (rec) ENGL 1010, 3 credits
  • Persuasive Writing ENGL 2010, 3 credits
  • General Psychology PSYC 1010, 3 credits
  • Introduction to Biology BIOL 1010, 3 credits
  • Human Anatomy BIOL 2320, 4 credits
  • Human Physiology BIOL 2420, 4 credits
  • Analysis of Behavior PSY 1400 & PSY 1410, 4 credits
  • Introduction to Stats STAT 1040, 3 credits
  • Children's Literature, ENGL 3530, 3 credits
  • Introduction to Chemistry, CHEM 1010, 3 credits
  • Introduction to Physics by Hands on Exploration, PHYS 1200, 4 credits
  • Development Across the Lifespan, FCHD 1500, 3 credits