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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Communication Sciencs 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 wll as deviations from normal commuinicative processes. The Audiology-Emphasis curriculum is designed to support the Communication Sciences Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 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 assesment and treatment procedures at the undergraduate level. Those graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Comunication Sciences & Disorders with an emphasis in Audiology at Idaho State University are prepared to apply to the Doctor of Audiology graduate prgram.

Idaho State University has the distinction of offering the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders on both the Pocatello and Meridian campuses. It is recommended that students interested in the Merdian 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. The Meridian campus has a limited number of seats, therefore, an Intent Form must be submitted. Please follow the instructions on the application to apply to the Meridian campus. Contact Michelle Campbell at if you have questions about the application process. Students interested in the undergraduate program on the Meridian campus should contact Ali Crane, Director of Student Services & Enrollment Planning regarding course transfer information. You can reach Ali at or (208)373-1706. You may also schedule an appointment with her at

If you want to learn more about the professions of Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Sign Language Studies sign up for CSD 2205: Introduction to Professions in Communication Sciences, offered every fall semester on the Pocatello and Meridian campuses. You may also go to for more information regarding Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

In the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, we:

  • Educate clinicians and interpreters to serve children and adults with communicative disorders.
  • Contribute to the knowledge in our profession through cutting-edge research and creative scholarly endeavors. The knowledge we gain becomes a part of the learning experience for our students.
  • Provide quality services to our local, regional, national, and international communities.

The Master of Science education program in Speech-Language Pathology and the Doctor of Audiology education program in Audiology at Idaho State University are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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