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)

The following engineering degree programs are accredited by the Engineering
Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

Accreditation in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering

Review and reaffirmation year: 2021-22 (next review: 2027-28)


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

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

Accreditation in LSBE

Review and reaffirmation year: 2019-20 (next review: 2024-25)


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

Review and reaffirmation year: 2016-17 (next review: 2023-24)


Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health, Community Health Education & Promotion concentration

Accreditation in Public Health

Review and accreditation year: 2021-22 (accredited March 2022; next review: 2026-27)


Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work

Licensure in Social Work

Review and reaffirmation year: 2019-20 (next review: 2027-28)


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

  • All Bachelor Degree Teacher Licensure Programs

Accreditation in Education

Review and reaffirmation year: 2017-18 (next review: 2024-25)


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

Review and reaffirmation year: 2018-19 (next review: 2024-25)


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

Review and reaffirmation year: 2010 (next review: 2022-23)


North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

  • Master of Environmental Education

Center for Environmental Education

Review and reaffirmation year: 2016-17 (next review: 2023-24)
 

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