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Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education - BA, BS


Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education

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  • For more information about Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log on to Degree Works to check student-specific program progress.

Bachelor's Degree Requirements:

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)  

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

Freshmen:  Freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission as pre-ComDDE majors.

 

Transfer Students: Transfer students and USU students transferring from other USU majors qualify for the pre-ComDDE major if they meet the department's admissions requirements.

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

COMD 2400: Orientation and Observation   1     BIOL 1010: Biology and the Citizen (BLS)   3    
COMD 2600: Introduction to Communication Disorders   2     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     FCHD 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)   3    
PSY 1010: General Psychology (BSS)   3     Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3  
STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  OR STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)         3  OR 5     Elective  3  
USU 1010: University Connections   1-3   Enroll in 2 credits      
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 1010: Introduction to Chemistry (BPS)  OR PHYS 1200: Introduction to Physics by Hands-on Exploration (BPS)     3  OR 4     COMD 3010: American Sign Language I (CI)   4    
COMD 2500: Language, Speech, and Hearing Development   3     Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Course   3  
SPED 4000: Education of Exceptional Individuals   2     Quantitative Intensive (QI) Course   3-4    
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3   Upper Division Elective/COMD Related Course 3  
Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3   Elective 3  
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ComDDE Majors

Admissions Requirements for this Program

To advance from pre-ComDDE to the ComDDE major, students should meet with their advisor after the following requirements have been met:
  • cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • complete at least 45 semester credits
  • complete the following courses: BIOL 1010, CHEM 1010 or PHYS 1200, FCHD 1500, PSY 1010, COMD 2400, COMD 2500 (must earn a B- or better), COMD 2600, and STAT 1040 or 1045
(Transfer students who have completed equivalent courses to those above that have been articulated by USU will be evaluated on those courses.) 
  • complete the checklist assignment in the ComDDE Advising Canvas Section

Students admitted to the ComDDE major must maintain a 3.0 GPA.  Grades of B- or better are required in many COMD courses.   Students planning to apply to graduate schools 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.

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

COMD 3100: Fundamentals of Anatomy for Speech and Language   3   Must get B- or better BIOL 2320: Human Anatomy   OR BIOL 2420: Human Physiology     4  OR 4    
COMD 3500: Phonetics/Developmental Phonology   3   Must get B- or better COMD 3400: Acoustics and Anatomy of the Ear   3   Must get B- or better
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course   3   COMD 4450: Assessment and Treatment of Communicative Disorders in the Pediatric Population   3    
Upper Division Elective/COMD Related Course 3   COMD 5100: Language Science (CI)   3   Must get B- or better
Upper Division Elective/COMD Related Course 3   Upper Division Elective/COMD Related Course 3  
           
Comments

Must maintain 3.0 GPA

Comments

Must maintain 3.0 GPA

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

COMD 3700: Basic Audiology   3     COMD 5210: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Communicative Disorders   3    
COMD 5070: Speech Science   3     COMD 5330: Aural Rehabilitation   3    
COMD 5200: Language Assessment and Intervention for Children Birth to Age Five   3     Upper Division Elective/COMD Related Course 3  
Upper Division Elective/COMD Related Course 3   Upper Division Elective/COMD Related Course 3  
Upper Division Elective/COMD Related Course 3   Upper Division Elective/COMD Related Course 3  
Comments

Must maintain 3.0 GPA

 
Comments

Must maintain 3.0 GPA

Interpreting Track


Students taking the interpreting track also take the following courses.  Please consult with your advisor to make sure that you have met the requirements to pursue this track.