Accreditation

California State University, Sacramento is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and for teacher education by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; the University is also a member of the National Council of Graduate Schools and the Western Association of Graduate Schools, and is on the list of approved colleges by the American Association of University Women.

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Sacramento Hall 234, (916) 278-5344.

The following is a list of individually accredited programs:

Program Degree Accreditation
College of Arts and Letters
Graphic Design Bachelor of Science National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Interior Design Bachelor of Arts Counsel for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
Music Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music National Association of Schools of Music
Theatre Arts Bachelor of Arts National Association of Schools of Theatre Arts
College of Business Administration
Business Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science AACSB Internationally Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
College of Education
Education - School Psychology Master of Arts in Education, Specialist in Education (Ed.S) National Association of School Psychologists
Education - Vocational Rehabilitation MS Counseling Vocational Rehabilitation Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
Counseling Program Master of Science Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Civil Engineering Bachelor of Science ABET, Inc.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Bachelor of Science ABET, Inc.
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science ABET, Inc.
Construction Management Bachelor of Science American Council for Construction Education
Computer Science Bachelor of Science Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
College of Health and Human Services
Kinesiology Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training Option Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
Kinesiology Bachelor of Science, Physical Education Option California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)
Nursing Bachelor of Science Commission on Collegiate Nursing Educations (CCNE)
Physical Therapy Doctor of Physical Therapy Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration Bachelor of Science, Master of Science Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT)
Social Work Bachelor of Arts, Master of Social Work Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)
Communication Science and Disorders Bachelor of Science, Master of Science American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Chemistry Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science American Chemical Society
College of Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies
Family and Consumer Science Bachelor of Arts, Special Major in Dietetics American Dietetics Association
Gerontology Bachelor of Science Association of Gerontology in Higher Education
Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts California Commission on Teacher Credentialing CCTC