University Of Western California is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Inc., the successor to several earlier national nongovernmental associations formed to coordinate the U.S. accreditation process for higher education
Accreditation of an institution by ACCET indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for assessment of institutional quality, periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by ACCET is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by ACCET should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the association directly:
UWC is also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Council on Education, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the National Commission for Cooperative Education.
College of Arts and Sciences
University Of Western California has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
The following degrees are accredited by ACCET:
- Bachelor Degree of Science in Business Management with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Project Management
- Bachelor Degree of Science in Facility Planning and Management
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Facilities Planning & Management (BFPM) is an International Facility Management Association (IFMA) accredited program.
College of Architecture, Design, and Construction Management
In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.
Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
University Of Western California’s Department of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs: a One- Year Master of Architecture (pre-professional degree + 36 graduate credits, for internal candidates); a Two-Year Master of Architecture (pre-professional degree from a NAAB accredited school + 70 graduate credits, for external candidates); and a Three-Year Master of Architecture (for candidates with an undergraduate degree in a field other than Architecture, or an architecture degree from a school without a NAAB-accredited degree).
Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2018.
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Construction Management (BSCM) is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Interior Design (BINT) is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Industrial Design (BIND) is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
College of Engineering and Technology
UWC programs in Civil Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Programs in Computer Science and Computer Networking are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Wentworth programs in Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, Engineering – Interdisciplinary, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
For more information on the accreditation of individual degree programs, please contact the academic department offering the program, or contact the Engineering Accreditation Commission, Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission, or the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET :
College of Professional and Continuing Education
UWC has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education . The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by IACBE:
Bachelor Degree of Science in Project Management
The Master of Science degree program in Construction Management (BSCM) is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).