The University of West Georgia (UWG) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.

Contact the the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or via phone at (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of he University of West Georgia.

Please note: The purpose of publishing the Commission’s contact information is to enable interested constituents to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirements. However, inquiries about UWG, such as admission requirements, financial aid, education programs, etc., should be addressed directly with UWG - not via the Commission's office.

For questions about this process, please contact:

Dr. Catherine Jenks, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, and SACSCOC Liaison: cjenks@westga.edu 

External Accreditation and Approvals

External Accrediting/Approval Agency

UWG Department(s) and College(s) *

  • UWG Degree Program(s)

 


Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)

Department of Mass Communications, Division of Academic Affairs

  • BS Mass Communications

American Chemical Society (ACS) (Approved Program)

Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology, College of Arts, Culture and Scientific Inquiry

  • BS Chemistry

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (International) (AACSB)

Departments: Accounting and Finance, Economics, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing and Real Estate, Richards College of Business

  • MBA (Dean's Office)
  • BBA Accounting
  • BBA Finance
  • MPAcc
  • BBA Economics
  • BBA Management 
  • BBA Management Information Systems
  • BBA Marketing
  • BBA Real Estate
  • MBA (Dean's Office)
  • BBA Accounting
  • BBA Finance
  • MPAcc
  • BBA Economics
  • BBA Management 
  • BBA Management Information Systems
  • BBA Marketing
  • BBA Real Estate

Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET

Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology, College of Arts, Culture and Scientific Inquiry

  • BS Computer Science

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling, College of Education

  • MED Professional Counseling
  • EdS Professional Counseling
  • EdD Professional Counseling and Supervision

Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (American Speech-Language Hearing Association-ASHA)

Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling, College of Education

  • MED Speech Language Pathology

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Nursing, Tanner Health System School of Nursing

  • BSN Nursing
  • MSN Nursing

Georgia Board of Nursing

Nursing, Tanner Health System School of Nursing

  • BSN Nursing

National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD)

Department of Art, History and Philosophy, College of Arts, Culture and Scientific Inquiry

  • BA Art
  • BFA Art

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Department of English, Film, Languages, and Performing Arts, College of Arts, Culture and Scientific Inquiry

  • BM Music
  • MM Music

National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)

Department of English, Film, Languages, and Performing Arts, College of Arts, Culture and Scientific Inquiry

  • BA Theatre
  • BFA Theatre

Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)

Department of Civic Engagement and Public Service, University College

  • MPA Public Administration

Institutional Memberships