Post-Baccalaureate Prerequisite Sequence

Individuals interested in professional employment as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist must earn a graduate degree in speech-language pathology (M.A. or M.S.) or audiology (Au.D.).

The Post-Baccalaureate Prerequisite Sequence in speech-language pathology and audiology at Western Michigan University is designed for individuals who have earned an undergraduate degree in an area other than communication disorders or speech, language and hearing sciences and wish to prepare for future graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology. Upon completion of the two semester sequence, students will have completed the prerequisite coursework necessary for application to most graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology. Completion of the sequence does not guarantee admission into Western Michigan University's graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology.

Typical Course Sequence

Fall courses

  • SLHS 2030 Normal Language Acquisition 3 cr.
  • SLHS 2040 Phonetics 3 cr.
  • SLHS 2041 Phonetics Lab 1 cr.
  • SLHS 2070 Clinic Laboratory (includes 25 hours of clinic observation) 3 cr.
  • SLHS 2080 Introduction to Audiology 3 cr.

Spring courses

  • SLHS 2050: Speech Anatomy and Physiology 3 cr.
  • SLHS 2051 Speech Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1 cr.
  • SLHS 2060 Hearing Science 3 cr.
  • SLHS 3510 Phonemic Disorders 2 cr.
  • SLHS 3540 Language Disorders in Children 3 cr.
  • SLHS 4560 Rehabilitation Audiology 3 cr.