Certificate in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Launched in fall 2022, the undergraduate certificate in speech, language and hearing sciences. The certificate formalizes the "post-baccalaureate prerequisite course sequence," and includes prerequisite courses required for application to many graduate programs in audiology or speech-language pathology.

The certificate includes 17 credit hours of coursework.

downloadable information sheet

Note: Completing this undergraduate certificate does not ensure admission to graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology. Refer to program requirements at graduate institution for more information.

Who is it for?

If you have completed a bachelor's degree in another area but are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology. The courses in this certificate will satisfy prerequisite requirements for many graduate programs.

If you are a current WMU student interested in these courses, check out our speech, language and hearing processes minor.

How to Apply

  1. Contact Jill Hamilton at jill.hamilton@wmich.edu or visit wmich.edu/hhs/advising to set up an advising appointment.

  2. Apply to WMU as a non-degree seeking student.

Course sequence

  • Fall
    • SLHS 2030: Normal Language Acquisition Credits: 3 hours 
    • SLHS 2040: Phonetics Credits: 3 hours 
    • SLHS 2041: Phonetics Laboratory Credits: 1 hour   
    • SLHS 2080: Introduction to Audiology Credits: 3 hours   
  • Spring
    • SLHS 2050: Speech Anatomy and Physiology Credits: 3 hours   
    • SLHS 2051: Speech Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Credits: 1 hour   
    • SLHS 2060: Hearing Science: 3hours - or
      SLHS 5010: Speech Science Credits: 3 hours  


  • To find out if this program is right for you, contact Undergraduate Coordinator Alyssa Eminhizer at alyssa.b.eminhizer@wmich.edu.

  • For general advising information or for help applying and registering for classes, contact CHHS Academic Advisor Jill Hamilton at jill.hamilton@wmich.edu.