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Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education - BA, BS


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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: Logan Main Campus

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: The 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. To move to the COMDDE major, students must 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 2600: Introduction to Communication Disorders   3     BIOL 1010: Biology and the Citizen (BLS)   3    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)    3    
PSY 1010: General Psychology (BSS)    3     HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)  or PSY 1100: Lifespan Development   3  or 3    
STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)    3  or 5     Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3  
 Elective 3   Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course  

3

 
USU 1010: University Connections   1-3  

Enroll in 2 credits

Recommended but not required

     
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

COMD 3010: American Sign Language I (CI)   4     Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Course   3  
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3   Quantitative Intensive (QI) Course   3-4  
CHEM 1010: Introduction to Chemistry (BPS)  or PHYS 1200: Introduction to Physics by Hands-on Exploration (BPS)   3  or 4    

 

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   
3  
Elective  3   SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities  2   
Elective 3   Elective 3  
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COMDDE Majors

Admission & Graduation Requirements

To advance from pre-COMDDE to the COMDDE major, students should meet with their advisor after the following requirements have been met:
(Transfer students who have completed equivalent courses to those above that have been articulated by USU will be evaluated on those courses.) 

In order to graduate with a degree in COMDDE, students admitted to the major must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and receive a grade of C or better in all COMD Major courses and all COMD prerequisite courses. Students are allowed a total of three COMD course repeats.  A student must maintain a 3.0 (B) cumulative GPA every semester.  Students who fail to meet and maintain the retention criteria will not be allowed to take further COMD courses until the GPA is back to 3.0 or better.  Students may waive up to six credits of USU COMD upper division course requirements equivalent to transfer courses approved as lower division COMD Electives. This limit excludes ASL courses. This policy does not affect courses approved as specific USU COMD course transfers.See the COMDDE Policies webpage for policy information.

Acceptance into graduate programs is on a competitive basis. Students are selected on GPA in combination with other indicators of achievement. Students planning on graduate school in speech-language pathology, audiology, or deaf education should carefully and honestly evaluate their potential for excelling in their coursework and maintaining a high GPA.

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

COMD 3100: Speech Science   3     COMD 3200: Child Language Development   3    
COMD 3400: Hearing Science   3     COMD 3600: Language Science (CI) 

3 

 
COMD 3500: Phonetics and Phonological Development   3     COMD 3700: Basic Audiology   3    
Elective   

BIOL 2320: Human Anatomy  or BIOL 2420: Human Physiology 

*Check prerequisites

4  or 4    
      Elective  
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 4450: Child Communication Disorders   3     COMD 4200: Clinical Methods (CI)   3    
COMD 4500: Adult Communication Disorders   3     Elective or COMD Option 3  
COMD 5330: Aural Rehabilitation   3     Elective or COMD Option 3  
COMD Option   3 3 credit course required - see COMD Options below Elective or COMD Option 3  
Elective or COMD Option 3   Elective or COMD Option 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. Students should consult with their advisor to make sure that they have met the requirements to pursue this track.

Courses taken at other institutions that transfer to USU as lower-division (1000-and 2000-level) COMD Electives will be evaluated to determine if they are equivalent to COMD 4780 , 4910 , and 4920 . If they are equivalent, the degree requirements for these three courses will be met. However, students may then need additional upper-division credits toward their bachelor degree. Recommended courses to meet this requirement are COMD 5600 COMD 5610 , and COMD 5620 . Students may also choose other upper-division COMD or non-COMD electives.

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