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Communication Disorders, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #751 (QS) , UT,
The mission of the Department of Communication Disorders is to advance knowledge and learning in science and clinical practice through research, teaching, and clinical service.


The bachelor’s degree program prepares students with both sound academic knowledge in the field of communication disorders and strong qualifications to go on to graduate work and become speech-language pathologists and audiologists.  This introductory program educates students about communication disorders and instructs them in instrumentation and data collection procedures in language, speech, and hearing.


Explain the processes of normal hearing, including key anatomic structures and neural systems along with their function in perceiving and interpreting environmental and speech sounds. Describe the assessment of hearing in adults and children and demonstrate the ability to create and interpret audiograms. Describe basic aspects of intervention in remediating the effects of hearing impairment.


Describe the typical acquisition of language and its relationship to cognitive, psychological, and social development. Demonstrate understanding of the nature of language and how it is described. Identify key milestones in development and describe atypical language use in conditions such as autism spectrum disorders, language learning disabilities, and aphasia.


Define and describe the anatomy and physiology of speech production and explain the scientific basis of measuring speech performance. Describe atypical speech sound production and identify appropriate intervention approaches.

Scope of Practice

Identify the populations served within educational, medical, and community settings by speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of ethical practice and the importance of graduate level training and clinical competence in working with individuals with communication disorders.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Human Anatomy
  • First-Year American Sign Language
  • Speech Anatomy
  • Language Development
  • Clinical Phonetics
  • Language Science
  • Hearing Science and Acoustics
  • Language Impairment
  • Disorders of Articulation and Phonology
  • Speech Science
  • Medical Speech Pathology

For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • Submit the application by the appropriate application deadlines.
  • Please note that housing options are dependent upon what is available on any given room selection date. 
  • Students who choose to apply for and attend summer term will have priority selection for fall on-campus housing and fall class registration.
  • Students should apply for the semester or term for which they wish to attend. Requests to change beginning semesters may not be accommodated.
  • The admission criteria are the same for all entry dates. One semester or term is not easier to get into over another. 
  • Applicants intending to serve an LDS mission can view full information about deferring here.
For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    588 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 588 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    294 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 294 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Provo

  • 944 - 1640 USD/month
    Living Costs

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