Office of the Provost
and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Institutional & Program Accreditation

Unit/Program Accrediting Organization(s) First Year Accredited Most Recent Accreditation Next Year of Review
Georgia Southern University Commission on Colleges/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 1936 2005 2015
Athletics Program National Collegiate Athletic Association 1995 2005 2015
Child Development Center National Association for the Education of Young Children 1993 2012 2018
Counseling and Career Center Development Center International Association of Counseling Services 1986 2009 2017
Health Services Accreditation Association for
Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)
2013 2013 2016
Museum American Association of Museums 1999 2010 2025

College of Business Administration

Unit/Program Accrediting Organization(s) First Year Accredited Most Recent Accreditation Next Year of Review
Undergraduate-COBA Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 1977 2008 2013
(on continuing review with decision due summer/fall 2015 date of next review 2017)
Graduate-COBA Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 1982 2008 2013
(on continuing review with decision due summer/fall 2015 date of next review 2017)
Accounting – Undergraduate and Graduate Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 1994 2007 2013
(on continuing review with decision due summer/fall 2015 date of next review 2017)

College of Education

Unit/Program Accrediting Organization(s) First Year Accredited Most Recent Accreditation Next Year of Review
Undergraduate National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Georgia Professional Standards Commission (Program Approval)
1954 2013 2020
Graduate National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Georgia Professional Standards Commission (Program Approval)
1996 2013 2020
Counseling Education Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs 2009 2009 2017
School Psychology National Association of School Psychologists  2012 2013 2016
*The National Council of Teacher Education (NCATE) is transitioning to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The next year of review (first under CAEP) will be in 2020. Until that review, the College of Education degree programs continue to be NCATE accredited.

College of Health and Human Sciences

Unit/Program Accrediting Organization(s) First Year Accredited Most Recent Accreditation Next Year of Review
Athletic Training Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education 2001 1 2006 2021
1 Originally accredited under the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
Coaching Education National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education Level 3 2002 2009 2018
Interior Design Council for Interior Design Accreditation 2000 2010 2016
National Association of Schools of Art and Design 2005 2005 2019
Nursing (Undergraduate and Master’s) Georgia Board of Nursing (Approval to operate in state of Georgia ) 1987 2008 2015
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 1998 2010 2021
Nursing (Doctor of Nursing Practice) Georgia Board of Nursing (Approval to operate in state of Georgia ) 2008 2008 2015
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2010 2010 2016
Nutrition & Food Science Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics 19722 2014 2021
2 Originally accredited under the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.
Dietetic Internship Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics 2013 – accredited as candidate 2013 – accredited as candidate 2017
BS in Recreation National Recreation and Park Association/American Association for Leisure and Recreation Council on Accreditation 3 1983 2008 2015
Sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association in cooperation with the American Association for Leisure and Recreation

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

Unit/Program Accrediting Organization(s) First Year Accredited Most Recent Accreditation Next Year of Review
Public Health – Undergraduate Council on Education for Public Health 2014 2014 2016
Public Health – Graduate Council on Education for Public Health 2011 2011 2016

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Unit/Program Accrediting Organization(s) First Year Accredited Most Recent Accreditation Next Year of Review
Art (Undergraduate and Graduate) National Association of Schools of Art and Design 1996 2002 2015
Music (Undergraduate and Graduate) National Association of Schools of Music 1967 4 2012 2021
4 Associate membership in 1967; full membership in 1972.
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology American Psychological Association 2014 2014 2019
Theatre National Association of Schools of Theatre (Associate Membership) 2010 2010 2016

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Unit/Program Accrediting Organization(s) First Year Accredited Most Recent Accreditation Next Year of Review
Civil Engineering Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 2012 2012 2020
Civil Engineering Technology Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET 1977 2012 2018
Computer Sciences Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET 1993 2009 2015
Construction Management American Council for
Construction Education
1995 2015 2021
Electrical Engineering Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 2012 2012 2020
Electrical Engineering Technology Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET 1980 2012 2018
Information Technology Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET retroactive to 2003 2011 2015
Mechanical Engineering Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 2012 2012 2020
Mechanical Engineering Technology Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET 1980 2012 2018

College of Science and Mathematics

Unit/Program Accrediting Organization(s) First Year Accredited Most Recent Accreditation Next Year of Review
Chemistry American Chemical Society 1990 2005 **
** Permission to confer American Chemical Society (ACS) certified degrees is continuous with periodic review. The ACS will contact institutions 12-months in advance of the next periodic review.
Master of Science in Applied Physical Sciences Designation as a Professional Science Master’s – Affiliate Membership (non-thesis track only) 2014 2014 2019

Georgia Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialists, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 (http://www.sacscoc.org) for questions about the accreditation of Georgia Southern University.

Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission’s office. The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

Updated March 2015

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