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Bachelor of Science

Undergraduate students

Speech Emphasis or Audiology Emphasis

The Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences with an emphasis in speech language pathology consists of a curriculum using biological and social sciences as a foundation. Included in the speech-emphasis is the study of phonetics, acoustics and neurology, the development of normal speech, language, and hearing abilities as well as deviations from normal communicative processes. The audiology-emphasis curriculum is designed to support the Communication Sciences Bachelor of Science degree with a basic foundation of speech pathology followed by more advanced coursework in audiology. The coursework includes topics such as clinical processes in audiology, clinical practicum (audiology), sign language courses, and deaf culture. Students are introduced to assessment and treatment procedures at the undergraduate level. Those graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with an emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology at Idaho State University are prepared to apply to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology graduate program. Those graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders with an emphasis in Audiology at Idaho State University are prepared to apply to the Doctor of Audiology graduate program.

Idaho State University has the distinction of offering the bachelor’s degree on both the Pocatello and Meridian campuses. It is recommended that students interested in the Meridian undergraduate program complete their general education requirements before transferring to the Idaho State University-Meridian program. General Education courses are not offered at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center. Students interested in the undergraduate program at Idaho State University-Meridian should contact Ali Crane, Director of Student Services & Enrollment Planning, for additional information about applying, as space is limited. You can reach Ali Crane at (208)373-1706 or cranali@isu.edu.

Do you want to learn more about the professions of speech pathology, audiology and sign language studies? Sign up for CSD 2205: Introduction to Professions in Communication Sciences, offered every fall semester on the Meridian and Pocatello campuses.

Need an advisor? Email csd@isu.edu or call (208)282-4544.

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