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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 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 (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 assessment and treatment procedures at the undergraduate level. 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.

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 visit the ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) website at for more information regarding Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

In the Department of Communication Sciences & 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 (M.S.) education program in Speech-Language Pathology and the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) 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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