Accreditation

Oregon State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The university is authorized to offer baccalaureate, master’s, doctorate, and first professional degrees, as well as undergraduate-, postbaccalaureate-, and graduate-level certificates. The NWCCU reaffirmed the accreditation of Oregon State University in Spring 2011. The next comprehensive NWCCU evaluation is scheduled for April 15 - 17, 2019.

In the College of Agricultural Sciences, the Rangeland Sciences program is accredited by the Society for Range Management (SRM). The Department of Food Science and Technology’s undergraduate curricula are approved by the Higher Education Review Board (HERB) of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). The Agricultural Education major is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).

In the College of Business, the Business Administration programs (undergraduate and graduate) are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB–International).

The College of Education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) for the preparation of elementary and secondary teachers. The graduate programs in Counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

In the College of Engineering, the Bachelor of Science degrees in Bioengineering, Chemical, Civil, Ecological, Electrical and Computer, Energy Systems, Environmental, Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical, and Nuclear Engineering baccalaureate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. The Construction Engineering Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science-Computer Systems Option is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. The Bachelor of Science degree in Radiation Health Physics is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

In the College of Forestry, BS degrees in Forestry, Forest Engineering, and Forest Engineering-Civil Engineering are accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). In addition, the BS degree in Forest Engineering and the BS double degree in Forest Engineering-Civil Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET. The BS degree in Renewable Materials is accredited by the Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST).

In the College of Liberal Arts, the Music Education Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program in the School of Arts and Communication is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC); in the School of Public Policy the Master of Public Policy (MPP) is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

The College of Pharmacy's PharmD program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The College also offers PGY1 and PGY2 community pharmacy residency programs. The PGY1 program is jointly accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The PGY2 programs are accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences received accreditation in June 2014 by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The Athletic Training major is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The Dietetic option in the Nutrition major is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as is the transcript-visible post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship. The graduate Physical Education Teacher Education licensure program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). The Health Management and Policy undergraduate program is certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). In Human Development and Family Sciences, the OSU Child Development Center in Bates Hall is accredited with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). HDFS participates in a double degree program in Early Childhood/Elementary Education that is accredited through the College of Education’s teacher education programs. The Double Degree pathway includes all the course work and field experiences necessary to qualify for an Oregon Initial Teaching License granted by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).

In the College of Science, the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Track One is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and has two options: advanced biochemistry and advanced chemistry. Also, the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biophysics, and the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are both accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

The Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine's DVM program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education (COE). In addition to the DVM degree, the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, and the Small Animal Teaching Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.

Student Health Services is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and is a member of the American College Health Association (ACHA). The Student Health Services Laboratory is accredited by the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA).

The university’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) office is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS), and the pre-doctoral training program at CAPS is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

The Oregon State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Program is fully accredited by AAALAC International. OSU’s participation in the rigorous AAALAC International accreditation process demonstrates a campus-wide commitment to humane and responsible animal use in research, instruction, production and testing and a dedication to excellent science. This institutional accreditation encompasses the entire campus animal research enterprise and all OSU sites where university-owned animals are housed or maintained. All colleges and research programs are included, with the largest programs being in Agricultural Sciences, Pharmacy, Public Health and Human Sciences, Science, the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Centers, the Hatfield Marine Science Center, the Oregon Hatchery Research Center, and the Laboratory Animal Resources Center (LARC).

The Academic English and General English programs at INTO OSU are accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). INTO OSU agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency.

For further information about OSU's accredited programs, visit https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/provost/university-accreditation