Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Accreditations

Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Western Kentucky University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Accounting: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) (BS and MAcc)

Architectural Science:  The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) (BS Program)

Art:  National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Commission on Accreditation (AB in Art History, AB in Visual Studies (Art Ed and Studio concentrations); and BFA in Visual Arts (Graphic Design and Studio concentrations))

Business: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) (BS and MBA)

Civil Engineering:  Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (BS Program)

Computer Science: Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (BS Program)

Construction Management:  The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) (BS Program)

Counseling: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) (MAE)

Dance:  National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) Commission on Accreditation (AB Program)

Dental HygieneCommission on Dental Accreditation of American Dental Association (CODA-ADA) (AS and BS)

Dietetics: Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) (Dietetic Internship)

Early Childhood EducationNational Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) (AA Program)

Education: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (Initial and Advanced Educator Preparation, ADV), and Kentucky’s Educational Professional Standards Board (EPSB)

Electrical Engineering:  Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (BS Program)

Engineering Technology Management: The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) (MS)

Environmental and Occupational Health Science: The National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) (MS)

Healthcare Administration:  Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) (BS Program)

Health Information Management:   Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) (BS Program)

Interior Design:  National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Commission on Accreditation (BS Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising (Interior Design concertation))

JournalismAccrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) (Undergraduate Program)

Long Term Care Administration:  National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) (BS in Healthcare Administration with a Long-term Administration Certificate)

Manufacturing Engineering Technology:  The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) (BS Program)

Mechanical EngineeringEngineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (BS Program)

Music: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Commission on Accreditation (AB, BM and MM)

Nursing: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (BSN, MSN and DNP) and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (ASN Program)

Physical Therapy: Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) (DPT)

Public Administration: Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) (MPA)

Public Health: Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) (BS and MPH)

Recreation AdministrationCouncil on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) (BS Program)

Social Work: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) (BSW and MSW)

Speech-Language Pathology: Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) (MS)

Theatre: National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) Commission on Accreditation (AB in Theatre and BFA in Performing Arts)