Specialized Program Accreditation

Certain individual programs and units at NC State also undergo a regular reaffirmation of accreditation process.  These processes are similar to university-wide accreditation, as they are peer-reviewed, with goals and standards designed for specific programs/units. The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost maintains a directory of specialized accreditations held by NC State colleges, programs and units.

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost SOP – Notification of Program Planning 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  |  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 

Academic Program Accreditation Details

 

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Program NameAccrediting BodyLast Yr AccredNext Yr AccredTypical Cycle LengthYr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accreditation
Agricultural Education (BS) *Accredited through the College of EducationCouncil for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)201520227 years2021
Biological Engineering (BS) *Accredited through the College of EngineeringABET201120176 years2016

College of Design

Program NameAccrediting BodyLast Yr AccredNext Yr AccredTypical Cycle LengthYr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accreditation
Architecture (B, Arch) (M.Arch)National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB)201220186 years2015
Graphic Design (BGD, MGD)National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)2012202110 years2020
Industrial Design (BID, MID)National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)2012202110 years2020
Landscape Architecture (BLA)Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)201620226 years2021
Landscape Architecture (MLA)Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)201020166 years2015

College of Education

Program NameAccrediting BodyLast Yr AccredNext Yr AccredTypical Cycle LengthYr 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)201220208 years2019
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)201520228 years2021

College of Engineering

Program NameAccrediting BodyLast Yr AccredNext Yr AccredTypical Cycle LengthYr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Aerospace Engineering (BS)ABET201120176 years2016
Biological Engineering (BS)ABET201120176 years2016
Biomedical Engineering (BS)ABET201120176 years2016
Chemical Engineering (BS)ABET201120176 years2016
Civil Engineering (BS)ABET201120176 years2016
Computer Engineering (BS)ABET201120176 years2016
Computer Science (BS)ABET201120176 years2016
Construction Engineering and Management (BS)ABET201120176 years2016
Electrical Engineering (BS)ABET201120176 years2016
Engineering – Mechatronics Concentration (BS) (Joint Program with UNC-Asheville)ABET201120176 years2016
Environmental Engineering (BS)ABET201120176 years2016
Industrial Engineering (BS)ABET201120176 years2016
Materials Science and Engineering (BS)ABET201120176 years2016
Mechanical Engineering (BS)ABET201120176 years2016
Nuclear Engineering (BS)ABET201120176 years2016
Paper Science and Engineering (BS)ABET201120176 years2016
Textile Engineering (BS)ABET201120176 years2016

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program NameAccrediting BodyLast Yr AccredNext Yr AccredTypical Cycle LengthYr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Human Factors/Ergonomics Psycholoy (PhD)Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)201220186 years2017
Public Administration (MPA)National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)201420217 years2018
School Psychology (PhD)American Psychological Association201420217 years2018
Social Work (BSW) (MSW)Council on Social Work201320218 years2018
Spanish/French Education (LAA, LTA, LTF)Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)201520157 years2021

Poole College of Management

Program NameAccrediting BodyLast Yr AccredNext Yr AccredTypical Cycle LengthYr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Accounting (BS, MAC)Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)201520205 years2019
Business Administration (BS, MBA)Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)201520205 years2019
Master of Global Innovation Management (MGIM)Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)201520205 years2019

College of Natural Resources

Program NameAccrediting BodyLast Yr AccredNext Yr AccredTypical Cycle LengthYr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Forest Management (BS)Society of American Foresters201520249 years2023
Paper Science & Engineering (PSE)ABET201120176 years2016
Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management (BS)Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions201220175 years (After 2017 will be 7 years)2016
Professional Golf Management (BS)Professional Golf Association of America201520205 years2019
Wood Products (BS)Society of Wood Science and Technology2015202510 years2024

College of  Sciences

Program NameAccrediting BodyLast Yr AccredNext Yr AccredTypical Cycle LengthYr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Chemistry (BS)American Chemical Society (ACS)201220175 years2016

College of Textiles

Program NameAccrediting BodyLast Yr AccredNext Yr AccredTypical Cycle LengthYr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Fashion Development and Product ManagementAmerican Apparel and Footwear Association201420195 years2018
Textile Engineering (BS)ABET201120176 years2016

College of Veterinary Medicine

Program NameAccrediting BodyLast Yr AccredNext Yr AccredTypical Cycle LengthYr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Veterinary Medicine (DVMAmerican Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education201420217 years2020

Administrative Program Accreditation and Certification Details

Division of Academic and Student Affairs

Program NameAccrediting BodyLast Yr AccredNext Yr AccredTypical Cycle LengthYr 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)
201420195 years2018
Cooperative Education
(On-the-job experience in chosen field)
Council for Cooperative Education201620226 years2021
Counseling CenterInternational Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS)201520238 yearsongoing (annual report required), 2022
Student Health ServicesAccreditation Association for Ambulatory
Health Care (AAAHC) | Commission on
Office Laboratory Assessment (COLA)
2016 | 20162019 | 20183 years | 2 yearsongoing | ongoing
UG Tutorial Center ProgramCollege Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) CRLA’s International Tutor Program Certification201420195 years2018

Environmental Health and Public Safety

Program NameAccrediting BodyLast Yr AccredNext Yr AccredTypical Cycle LengthYr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Campus PoliceCommission on the
Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies |
International Association of Campus Law
Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
2016 | 20162020 | 20204 years | 4 yearsongoing | ongoing

College of Veterinary Medicine

Program NameAccrediting BodyLast Yr AccredNext Yr AccredTypical Cycle LengthYr to Start Next Self-study to Prepare for Accred
Veterinary Health ComplexAmerican Veterinary
Medical Association (AVMA)
Inspection 2014Inspection 20217 yearsn/a
Lab Animal FacilitiesAssociation for Assessment and
Accreditation of Laboratory
Animal Care (AAALAC) Performs
accreditation inspections.
Inspection 2015Inspection 20183 yearsn/a