Accreditation

The University of Alabama is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. They can be contacted at:

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
(404) 679-4501

College of Arts and Sciences [Top]

Art: B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A.
National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Audiology: M.S.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Clinical Psychology: Ph.D.
American Psychological Association

Dance: B.A.
National Association of Schools of Dance

Music: B.A., B.M., M.M., D.M.A.
National Association of Schools of Music

Speech-Language Pathology: M.S.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Theatre: B.A., M.F.A.
National Association of Schools of Theatre

College of Commerce and Business Administration [Top]

Accountancy: B.S.C.B.A., M.Acc., M.T.A., Ph.D.
AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Business Administration: M.B.A.
AACSB

Economics and Finance: B.S.C.B.A., M.A., M.S.C., Ph.D.
AACSB

Management and Marketing: B.S.C.B.A., M.A., M.S.C., Ph.D.
AACSB

Management Science and Statistics: B.S.C.B.A., M.A., M.S.C., Ph.D.
AACSB

College of Communication and Information Sciences [Top]

Advertising and Public Relations: B.A.
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC)

Journalism: B.A.
ACEJMC

Telecommunication and Film: B.A.
ACEJMC

School of Library and Information Studies [Top]

Book Arts: M.F.A.
National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Library Studies: M.L.I.S.
American Library Association; Alabama State Department of Education

Library Studies: Ed.S.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (with College of Education);
Alabama State Department of Education

College of Community Health Sciences [Top]

Liaison Committee for Medical Education

Capstone Medical Laboratory
Alabama State Board of Health

Family Practice Residency Program
Accrediting Council for Graduate Medical Education

College of Education [Top]

All programs:

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Area of Professional Studies:

Counselor Education: M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.
NCATE, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP)

Counselor Education — Community Counseling: M.A.
NCATE, CACREP

Counselor Education — Rehabilitation Counseling: M.A.
NCATE, Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)

Educational Administration: Ed.D., Ph.D. (joint w/UAB)
NCATE

Educational Administration — Elementary, Middle, and Secondary: Ed.D., Ph.D.
NCATE

Educational Leadership: M.A., Ed.S.
NCATE

Educational Psychology: M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.
NCATE

Educational Research: Ed.S., Ph.D.
NCATE

Higher Education Administration: M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.
NCATE

Instructional Leadership: Ed.D., Ph.D.
NCATE

School Psychology: Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.
NCATE, National Association of School Psychologists

School Psychometry: M.A.
NCATE

Area of Teacher Education:

Early Childhood: B.S.Ed., M.A., Ed.S.
NCATE

Elementary: B.S.Ed., M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.
NCATE

Human Performance Studies: B.S.Ed., M.A., Ed.S., Ph.D.
NCATE

Music Education: B.S.Ed., M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D. (NASM does not accredit Ed.S.)
NCATE, National Association of Schools of Music

Secondary: B.S.Ed., M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.
NCATE

Special Education: B.S.Ed., M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.
NCATE

College of Engineering [Top]

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics: B.S.A.E.
Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Chemical Engineering: B.S.Ch.E.
ABET

Civil and Environmental Engineering: B.S.C.E.
ABET

Electrical and Computer Engineering: B.S.E.E., B.S.E.E. Computer Engineering Option
ABET

Industrial Engineering: B.S.I.E.
ABET

Mechanical Engineering: B.S.M.E.
ABET

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering: B.S.Met.
ABET

Mining and Petroleum Engineering (phasing out): B.S.Mng.E., B.S.Pet.E.
ABET

Computer Science: B.S., B.S.C.S.
Computer Science Accrediting Board

College of Human Environmental Sciences [Top]

General Human Environmental Sciences: B.S.H.E.S.
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)

Apparel and Textiles: B.S.H.E.S.
AAFCS

Interior Design: B.S.H.E.S
National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Athletic Training: B.S.
NCATE, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Consumer Sciences: B.S.H.E.S.
AAFCS

Early Child Development: B.S.H.E.S.
AAFCS, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Human Development and Family Studies: B.S.H.E.S.
AAFCS

Food and Nutrition, Restaurant and Hospitality Management: B.S.H.E.S.
AAFCS

Additional specialty accreditation for HES by the following agencies:

Coordinated and Didactic Programs in Dietetics: B.S.H.E.S.
American Dietetics Association

Interior Design: B.S.H.E.S.
Foundation for Interior Design Education and Research

School of Law [Top]

M.C.L., J.D., LL.M. (General), LL.M. (Tax)
American Bar Association

Capstone College of Nursing [Top]

B.S.N., M.S.N.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

School of Social Work [Top]

B.S.W., M.S.W.
Council on Social Work Education