Course Sequence

1st Bachelor's in ComDDE Online

Course Sequence

Below is the recommended sequence for COMD courses completed in 3 semesters. Courses are offered online during spring, summer and fall semesters. For the full 4-year, 120-credit online degree plan in the USU catalog, go to the course catalog.

Every semesterconsult with your academic advisor to be assured you have the correct courses in the correct sequence and matched to your individual program of study.

  • Degree-seeking students take a minimum of 13 COMD courses: 11 core courses and at least 2 Option courses
  • COMD courses should be taken in the sequence listed
  • Students may take more option courses based on their educational interests and career plans
  • All required courses are typically taught online every semester
  • Availability of option courses offered online vary by semester of availability
  • COMD courses are only open to students in the major unless specified as Open Major
  • In the course sequence below, CI = Communication Intensive for General Education requirements, OM = Open Major
  • To get your current textbook list go to the USU Bookstore.
  • All courses required for the COMD major must be taken for a letter grade
  • A minimum grade of C is required for COMD courses
  • See Catalog or COMDDE Policies for further information on grade requirements

Contact the Advisor

Kristy Meeks

Kristy Meeks

Academic Advisor/Online First Bachelor Degree

Phone: 435-797-2469
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COMD 2600 Introduction to Communicative Disorders (OM) 3  
COMD 3200 Child Language Development 3  
COMD 3500 Phonetics and Phonological Development (OM) 3  
COMD 3800 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing 3  
COMD 3600 Language Science (CI) 3  
COMD 4450 Developmental Communication Disorders 3 COMD 3200
COMD 5070 Acoustics of Speech and Hearing 3 COMD 3500 or 3800
COMD 4700 Basic Audiology 3 COMD 3400 or 3800
COMD 4200 Clinical Methods (CI) 3  
COMD 4500 Acquired Communication Disorders    3 COMD 3100 or 3800
COMD 5330 Aural Rehabilitation 3 COMD 3400 or 3800
COMD 3010 American Sign Language I (CI, OM)    3  
COMD 3120 Management of Speech Sounds Disorders 3  
COMD 3910 American Sign Language II 4 COMD 3010
COMD 4780 Deaf Culture 3 COMD 3010
COMD 5210 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Communicative Disorders (OM) 3  
COMD 5240 Neural Bases of Cognition and Communication (OM) 3 COMD 3100 or 3800

COMDDE Course Syllabi

For past and current syllabi for all COMDDE courses, go USU Canvas Course Syllabus Tracker at

Enter the following:

  • Term = your choice
  • College = EEJ Education & Human Service
  • Department = Comm Disorders & Deaf Ed
  • Delivery Method = All Delivery Methods
  • Campus = All Campuses
  • Click on Blue Button “Open Direct Link Course Syllabus List”
  • Select and click on desired course

Additional Required Courses

Students must take a set of General Education and Additional Core courses toward the COMD major. These courses include the foundational courses required by our national governing body of ASHA for SLP graduate school

General Education:

  • Introduction to Biology, BIOL 1010, 3 credits
  • Introduction to Chemistry, CHEM 1010, 3 credits OR Introduction to Physics by Hands-on-Exploration, PHYS 1200, 4 credits
  • General Psychology, PSY 1010, 3 credits
  • Development Across the Lifespan, HDFS 1500, 3 credits OR PSY 1100
  • Introduction to Statistics, STAT 1040, 3 credits OR Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra, STAT 1045, 5 credits
Additional Core:

  • Human Anatomy, BIOL 2320, 4 credits  OR  Human Physiology, BIOL 2420, 4 credits
  • Education of Exceptional Individuals, SPED 4000, 2 credits

*If it has been more than one year since you have completed the prerequisite math course, taking Statistics through USU will require a completion of a math placement exam.