Accreditation

The university is accredited at an institutional level by SACS. Accreditation by SACS Commission on Colleges signifies that the institution (1) has a mission appropriate to higher education, (2) has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission, and (3) maintains clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers, and that indicate whether it is successful in achieving its stated objectives.

Discipline-specific accreditations in the College of Arts and Sciences include the following:

Academic Unit and ProgramAccrediting AgencyCurrent StatusMost Recent AccreditationNext Scheduled ReviewReview Cycle
Chemistry (B.S. only)American Chemical Society
American Chemical Society
Approved (with regular reports)201220175 yrs
Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.)American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5979
Fax: 202-336-5978
Approved (with regular reports)200920167 yrs
Interior Design (B.A.)Council for Interior Design Accreditation
Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
On Probation for 2 years2014Spring 2017
6 yrs
Paralegal Studies (A.A.)American Bar Association
Section on Paralegal Education of the American Bar Association
Approved (with regular reports)20082015 (report submitted February 2015)7 yrs
Public Administration (M.P.A.)
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
Approved (with regular reports)2011Spring 2017
6 yrs
Theatre Arts (B.S., M.F.A.)National Association of Schools of Theatre
National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) *
Approved (with regular reports)2010Spring 2020
10 yrs
Urban Planning (M.U.P.)Planning Accreditation Board
Planning Accreditation Board
Approved (with regular reports)20092016; self-study report due Sep 15, 20157 years for last period; varies by accrediting team recommendation