Specialized Program Accreditations

In addition to UMD's regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission, numerous academic programs hold specialized accreditation. 

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

All Bachelor Degree Programs in:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Accreditation in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB)

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration

LSBE History

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)

  • Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Accreditation in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work

Licensure in Social Work

Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) (formerly MN Board of Teaching)

  • All Bachelor Degree Teacher Licensure Programs

Accreditation in Education

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art

About Art & Design

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies 
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance
  • Bachelor of Music in Theory/Composition
  • Master of Music in Music Education
  • Master of Music in Performance

About Music

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

  • Master of Environmental Education

Center for Environmental Education


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