The University of West Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctorate degrees.

Questions about the accreditation of the University of West Georgia may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500 , or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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.

PROGRAM Accreditations and Approvals


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

School of Communication, Film, and Media

  • BS Mass Communications

American Chemical Society (ACS) (Approved Program)

Department of Natural Sciences - College of Arts, Culture, and Scientific Inquiry

  • BS Chemistry

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB)

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

  • MBA (Dean's Office)
  • BBA Accounting
  • BBA Finance
  • Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc)
  • BBA Economics
  • BBA Management 
  • BBA Management Information Systems
  • BBA Marketing

ABET Computing Accreditation Commission

Department of Computing and Mathematics - College of Arts, Culture and Scientific Inquiry

  • BS Computer Science

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

Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Speech-Language Pathology - College of Education

  • MED Professional Counseling

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

Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Speech-Language Pathology - College of Education

  • MED Speech-Language Pathology

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Tanner Health System School of Nursing

  • BSN Nursing
  • MSN Nursing

Georgia Board of 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

  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Institutional Memberships