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Undergraduate Programs

Whatever Your Goal

Our faculty make sure that you obtain a foundation leading to whatever future you choose.

The undergraduate program is a blend of a strong liberal arts foundation and a general core curriculum in normal and disordered communication processes.


Communication Sciences and Disorders: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Our program is designed as a preparatory curriculum for graduate study. Students do not emphasize either speech-language pathology or audiology at the undergraduate level, but instead take courses in both areas.

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Four-Year Program Guides

After Graduation

After undergraduate studies our students go onto graduate school to pursue a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech-Language Pathology or a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.). Our graduate students enjoy a 100 percent placement rate following graduation and are working in a wide range of clinical and educational settings.

Transfer Agreement

Communication Sciences and Disorders has a program-to-program articulation agreement with  Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) in Mitchell, S.D. to transfer block credits toward the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

This plan may be of interest to students who wish to complete a bachelor's degree along with clinical training to work as a speech-language pathology assistant. Read more about speech-language pathology assistants.

Students may complete the degree through articulation in two ways:

  • Forward Articulation - Successfully complete the technical program first and transfer credits to USD to finish the B.A. or B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
  • Reverse Articulation - Start at USD in Communication Sciences and Disorders and transfer to the SLP-A program at Mitchell Technical Institute. Once the technical program is completed you can transfer a block of credits back to USD and graduate the same semester from both institutions.

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