Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (Online): 2nd BS
The second bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders is designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field but need the prerequisite coursework to be considered for admission into graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology. The entire program is offered online and can be completed in three semesters, or can be finished at a more leisurely pace according to the student’s needs.
Speech-language pathologists work with individuals of all ages who have difficulties communicating, learning to communicate, feeding, or swallowing. This may include infants with feeding disorders or children with speech, language, hearing, or literacy development problems. It may also include children and adults who stutter, have voice disorders, or suffer speech, language, and swallowing problems as the consequence of neurological disease or stroke.
Audiologists evaluate and manage individuals who are suspected or have been identified as having differences associated with hearing. Audiologists conduct testing to help identify hearing loss, select and fit hearing aids, program cochlear implants, and provide aural rehabilitation.
USU Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education:
2nd Bachelor's Degree
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In addition to Utah State University’s admissions requirements, students applying for this program must meet the following requirements:
- Complete the communicative disorders information form available on the department website
- Maintain 3.0 in the program
Candidates for a second bachelor’s degree who did not satisfy American Institutions requirements in the first bachelor’s degree, must satisfy any deficiencies in these requirements before receiving the second bachelor’s degree.
International students have additional admissions requirements.
This degree is offered through Utah State University Regional Campuses and follows the USU Regional Campus tuition schedule. See Tuition & Payment for more information.
The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services may charge differential tuition for this program. Differential tuition is an added cost per credit for courses in the program. See the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for more information.
This degree is designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field but need the prerequisite coursework to be considered for admission into graduate programs in speech language pathology or audiology. With graduate degrees in these fields, students are eligible to work in the following areas:
- Rehabilitation centers
- Nursing facilities
- Home health care centers
- Community centers
- Private practice settings
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