SACS Accreditation

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Programmatic Accreditation

Many academic programs are accredited by professional associations. Accreditation is required in these fields for graduates to sit for licensing exams or to practice their profession. Being a graduate of an accredited program is a measure of excellence.

The following list of accredited programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was last updated November 13, 2014.

Accrediting Agency Programs Accredited Date of Last Review Next Accreditation
AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accounting, BS and Master of Accountancy
Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Logistics, Marketing, Organizations and Strategy, PhD
Business Analytics, BS and MS
Economics, BS, MA, and PhD
Finance, BS
Human Resource Management, BS and MS
Logistics, BS
Management, BS
Marketing, BS
Public Administration, BS
Statistics, BS (intercollegiate with College of Arts and Sciences) and MS
Master of Business Administration – Full-time, Aerospace and Defense, Executive, Physician Executive, Professional
2012 2016–17
ABET (formerly known as Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) Aerospace Engineering, BS in AE
Biomedical Engineering, BS in BME
Biosystems Engineering, BS in BE
Chemical Engineering, BS in CHE
Civil Engineering, BS in CE
Computer Engineering, BS CPE
Computer Science, BS in CS
Electrical Engineering, BS in EE
Industrial Engineering, BS in IE
Materials Science and Engineering, BS in MSE
Mechanical Engineering, BS in ME
Nuclear Engineering, BS in NE
2012 2017–18
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)(formerly Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, American Dietetic Association CADE) Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), Nutrition, BS in Health and Human Sciences 2008 2018
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Dietetic Internship 2008 2018
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) Advertising and Public Relations, BS in Communications
Journalism & Electronic Media, BS in Communications
2011 2017
American Bar Association (ABA) Law, JD 2007 2020
American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry, BS in Chemistry 2011 2015
American Library Association (ALA) Information Science, MS 2009 2016
American Psychological Association (APA) Clinical Psychology, PhD
Counseling Psychology, PhD
School Psychology, PhD
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Veterinary Medicine, DVM 2012 2015
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Nursing, BS in Nursing and MS in Nursing 2005 2015
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Nursing, DNP (initial) 2015
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Counseling, Mental Health Counseling concentration, MS
Counseling, School Counseling concentration, MS
Counselor Education, PhD
Interim 2014, Final 2020
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia concentration, MS in Nursing 2004 2014
Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) Therapeutic Recreation concentration of the Recreation and Sport Management major, BS 2008 2015
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Public Health, Master of Public Health 2008 2015
Council on Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Interior Design, BS in Interior Design 2011 2017
Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling concentration, MS 2005 2014-15
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Social Work, BS in Social Work and MS in Social Work 2010 2018
Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) Landscape Architecture, M Landscape Arch 2012 2018
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Medical Laboratory Sciences (previously named Clinical Laboratory Sciences), BS 2010 2016–17
National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Architecture, B Arch and M Arch 2014 2021–22
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) School Psychology, EDS and PhD 2007 2014
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Art, BA
Art, BA with second major in Art Education
Art History, BA
Graphic Design, BFA
Interior Design, BS
Studio Art, BA
Studio Art, BFA
Studio Art, BFA with second major in Art Education
Studio Art, MFA
2011 2019
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Music, BA and B Music (all concentrations)
Music, M Music (all concentrations)
Artist Certificate in Music
Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy
2013 2023
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications, Agricultural Education concentration, BS
Art Education, (second major with BA in Art or BFA in Studio Art)
Child and Family Studies, Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Pre K-3 track; early Development and Learning PreK-K track, BS
Child and Family Studies, Teacher Licensure (PreK-3) concentration, MS
Counseling, School Counseling Concentration, MS
Education, Educational Administration concentration, EdS
Educational Administration, MS
Information Sciences, MS
Music, Music Education concentration, B Music
School Psychology, PhD
Social Work, MSSW
Special Education, BS
Speech Pathology, MS (offered through UT Health Science Center)
Teacher Education, MS, EdS
2014 2020-21
Society of American Foresters (SAF) Forestry, BS in Forestry 2006 2016



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