Specialized Program Accreditation

Academic Program Accreditation

Professional academic programs in a number of disciplines at NC State are accredited by specialized organizations that evaluate curricula, resources, and program effectiveness in preparing students for post-graduate careers in specialized fields. Information on accredited programs is provided for disciplines within the following Colleges.

Agriculture & Life Sciences  |  Design  |  Education  | Engineering  |  Humanities & Social Sciences | Management  | Natural Resources  |  Sciences  |  Textiles  |  Veterinary Medicine

Administrative Program Accreditation and Certification

Some student support programs, administrative services, and animal care facilities are accredited by professional associations that have established best practice standards. Information on accredited student support programs is provided for the following administrative units. For additional information on specialized program accreditation, contact the University’s accreditation liaison.

Division of  Academic and Student Affairs  |   Environmental Health & Public Safety  |Veterinary Medicine 


College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred Typical Cycle Length Yr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accreditation
Accredited through the College of Education:
Agricultural Education  (BS) Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 2015 2022 7 years 2021
Accredited through the College of Engineering:
Biological Engineering (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016

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College of Design

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred Typical Cycle Length Yr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accreditation
Architecture (B, Arch) (M.Arch) National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) 2012 2018 6 years 2015
Graphic Design (BGD, MGD) National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 2012 2021 10 years 2020
Industrial Design (BID, MID) National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 2012 2021 10 years 2020
Landscape Architecture (MLA) Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) 2016 2022 6 Years 2021

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College of Education

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred Typical Cycle Length Yr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Counselor Education (PhD, MEd, MS) (MEd and MS concentrations are:  Community Agency Counseling, School Counseling, and College Counseling) Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 2012 2020 8 years 2019
All teacher education programs, School Counselor (MEd, MS), School Administration (MSA) and School Social Work (MR) at initial and advanced levels. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 2015 2022 7 years 2021

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College of Engineering

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred Typical Cycle Length Yr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Aerospace Engineering (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Biological Engineering (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Biomedical Engineering (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Chemical Engineering (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Civil Engineering (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Computer Engineering (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Computer Science (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Construction Engineering and Management (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Electrical Engineering (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Engineering – Mechatronics Concentration (BS) (Joint Program with UNC-Asheville) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Environmental Engineering (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Industrial Engineering (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Materials Science and Engineering (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Mechanical Engineering (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Nuclear Engineering (BS) ABET. 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Paper Science and Engineering (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Textile Engineering (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016

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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred Typical Cycle Length Yr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Human Factors/Ergonomics Psycholoy (PhD) Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) 2012 2018 6 years 2017
Public Administration (MPA) National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) 2014 2021 7 years 2018
School Psychology (PhD) American Psychological Association 2014 2021 7 years 2018
Social Work (BSW) (MSW) Council on Social Work 2013 2021 8 years 2018
Spanish/French Education (LAA, LTA, LTF) Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 2015 2022 7 years 2021

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Poole College of Management

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred Typical Cycle Length Yr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Accounting (BS, MAC) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) 2015 2020 5 years 2019
Business Administration (BS, MBA) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) 2015 2020 5 years 2019
Master of Global Innovation Management (MGIM) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) 2015 2020 5 years 2019

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College of Natural Resources

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred Typical Cycle Length Yr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Forest Management (BS) Society of American Foresters 2015 2024 9 years 2023
Paper Science & Engineering (PSE) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016
Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management (BS) Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions 2012 2017 5 years(after 2017 will be 7 years) 2016
Professional Golf Management (BS) Professional Golf Association of America 2015 2020 5 years 2019
Wood Products (BS) Society of Wood Science and Technology 2015 2025 10 years 2024

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College of  Sciences

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred Typical Cycle Length Yr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Chemistry (BS) American Chemical Society (ACS) 2012 2017 5 years 2016

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College of Textiles

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred Typical Cycle Length Yr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Fashion Development and Product Management American Apparel and Footwear Association 2014 2019 5 years 2018
Textile Engineering (BS) ABET 2011 2017 6 years 2016

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College of Veterinary Medicine

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred Typical Cycle Length Yr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Veterinary Medicine (DVM) American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education 2014 2021 7 years 2020

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Division of Academic and Student Affairs

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred Typical Cycle Length Yr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Academic Skills Enhancement Program within the Academic Support Program for Student Athletes International Tutor Program Certification within the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLS) 2014 2019 5 years 2018
Cooperative Education (On-the-job experience in chosen field) Council for Cooperative Education 2016 2022 6 years 2021
Counseling Center International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS) 2015 2023 8 years on-going (annual report required) 2022
Student Health Services Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) 2016 2019 3 years on-going
Commission on Office Laboratory Assessment (COLA) 2016 2018 2 years on-going
UG Tutorial Center Program College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) CRLA’s International Tutor Program Certification 2014 2019 5 years 2018
*Paperwork submitted in 2014; site visit in June 2015 – waiting for re-certification for 4 years.

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Environmental Health and Public Safety

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred Typical Cycle Length Yr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Campus Police Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies 2016 2020 4 years On-going
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) 2016 2020 4 years On-going

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College of Veterinary Medicine

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred Typical Cycle Length Yr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Veterinary Health Complex American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Inspection 2014 Inspection 2021 7 years N/A
Lab Animal Facilities Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC)  Performs accreditation inspections. Inspection 2015 Inspection 2018 3 years N/A

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