When available, individual academic programs often seek verification that their program of studies and student outcomes meet national standards established by independent associations or governmental agencies. That verification is documented as a program accreditation. Students who complete an accredited curriculum enjoy additional confidence that experts in that field have evaluated the program and testified to its quality. Program accreditation may also enable students to more easily obtain professional certifications or registration.
More than 50 academic programs have approval and/or accreditation from agencies external to UAA. A full list of these programs is listed on pages 8-9 of the 2012-2013 catalog. A more detailed list of the schedules and accrediting bodies is located here: Program Accreditation Spreadsheet (Updated August 2012).
Programs considering seeking new accreditation should contact their Dean or Director and the Office of Academic Affairs. This document provides a list of considerations to evaluate as the program, Dean or Director, and the Office of Academic Affairs decide whether to proceed.
Communication with accrediting agencies regarding new and existing program accreditation should be routed through the school or college and the Office of Academic Affairs before being submitted to the external organization.
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