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Accreditation

South ֱ State University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1916 and underwent its most recent reaffirmation of accreditation in 2019-2020. On November 4-5, 2019, SDSU hosted the HLC Peer Review Team for the onsite visit as part of the Open Pathway comprehensive review process. As a result of this review, SDSU was granted the full, ten-year reaccreditation with the next reaffirmation of accreditation in 2029-2030.

SDSU Academic Accredited and certified programs/units

Academic Accredited Programs

Accrediting AgencyDegree
 
Agricultural & Biosystems EngineeringBS
Computer ScienceBS
Civil EngineeringBS
Electrical EngineeringBS
Mechanical EngineeringBS
Construction ManagementBS
Operations ManagementBS
Electronics Engineering TechnologyBS
 
Hospitality ManagementBS
 
PharmacyPharm D
Continuing Pharmacy Education ProgramNA
 
Nutrition and DieteticsBS
Dietetic InternshipNA
 
AdvertisingBA/BS
JournalismBA/BS
Mass CommunicationMMC
Public RelationsBS
 
Nursing Continuing Professional DevelopmentNA
 
Agricultural Systems TechnologyBS
 
BiochemistryBS
 
Pharmacy - PGY1 Residency ProgramCertificate
 
Aviation with Specialization in Aviation EducationBS
 
Athletic TrainingMS
 
Respiratory CareAS
Commission on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES) 
Exercise ScienceBS
 
NursingBS
NursingMS
NursingDNP
Nursing-APRN Post-GraduateCertificate
 
Interior DesignBFA
 
Counseling and Human Resource Development
Specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
MS
Counseling and Human Resource Development
Specialization in College Counseling
MS
Counseling and Human Resource Development Specialization in Marriage and Family CounselingMS
Counseling and Human Resource Development
Specialization in School Counseling
MS
Counseling and Human Resource Development
Specialization in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Settings
MS
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Teacher EducationBA/BS
PrincipalM.Ed
 
Public HealthMPH
 
Landscape ArchitectureBLA
 
ArchitectureM.Arch.
 
Medical and Laboratory SciencesBS
 
Graphic DesignBFA
Interior DesignBFA
Studio Art (Art Education, Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture)BFA
 
Music EducationBME
MusicBA
 
TheatreBA/BS
 
Rangeland Ecology and ManagementBS
 
Physical Education Teacher EducationsBS

Academic Accreditation Units

Accrediting AgencyDegree
 
South ֱ Art MuseumNA
 
Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic LabNA
 
Fishback Center for Early Childhood EducationNA
 
Nursing Healthcare Simulation Center 

Academic Certified Programs/Units

Accrediting AgencyDegree
 
ChemistryBS
 
Food ScienceBS
 
Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College 
Department of the Army 
Army ROTC 
 
Wintrode Tutoring Program is currently certified at Levels I, II, and III for International Tutor Training Program 
Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center Peer Mentoring Program holds International Peer Educator Training Program Certification at Levels I and II 
 
Learning Center Certification 

University Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)Degree
InstitutionNA

Program Approvals

Approved for Teacher Certification

South ֱ Department of EducationDegree
Birth to Pre-SchoolBS
Early Childhood EducationBS
Secondary Education (7-12) 
Agricultural EducationBS
Career & Technical EdBSED
Family and Consumer ScienceBS
Language Arts (English, Speech, Mass Communications, Theater)BA
MathematicsBS
Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics Education)BS
Social Science (History, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Economics and Political Science)BA/BS
K-12 Education 
ArtBA/BS
Foreign Language: French, German, SpanishBA
MusicBME
Physical EducationBS
Masters Degrees 
Counseling & Human Resource Development 
Curriculum & Instruction 
Educational Administration 

*Formerly know as NCATE (name changed 2019)