Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, Bachelor | Online (optional) | Utah State University | Logan, United States
B.Sc. / B.A. On Campus Online

Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education

48 months
24728 USD/year
23434 USD/year
8054 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education program of the Utah State University is a pre-professional degree that prepares students for graduate school in speech-language pathology or clinical or educational audiology. Students in USU’s program choose to focus on either speech-language pathology or audiology.


Speech-language pathologists work with individuals of all ages who have difficulty 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 from 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.

Students of the Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education program of the Utah State University receive a BS by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.

Career Options

With a bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders and deaf education, students may be qualified for the following careers:

  • Clinical aide
  • Assistant or technician in speech-language pathology
  • Assistant in clinical audiology and educational audiology

Most undergraduate students go on to receive graduate degrees in MS, MA, MEd, or AuD, allowing certification and/or licensure as a professional speech-language pathologist or audiologist. With graduate degrees in these fields, students will be eligible to work in the following areas:

  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Nursing facilities
  • Home health care centers
  • Community centers
  • Private practice settings

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Disorders
  • American Sign Language
  • Speech Science
  • Child Language Development
  • Hearing Science
  • Phonetics and Phonological Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete Application
  • Pay $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official Transcripts showing class grades in all years of high school and university must be mailed to the address on the right. Do not open the envelope with the official transcript. 
  • Certified English translations must be provided for transcripts in other languages.
  • English Proficiency
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Bank Statement Copy
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24728 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12364 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    23434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11717 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8054 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4027 USD per semester during 48 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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