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California State University, San Bernardino is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the official accrediting body for institutions of higher learning in the West. The teaching credential programs are approved by the California State Board of Education, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The following professional programs have received specialized approval or accreditation from organizations recognized by the National Council on Postsecondary Education:

Administration (B.A., B.S., M.B.A.)-AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Art (B.A.)-National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Chemistry (B.S.)-American Chemical Society

Computer Science (B.S.)-Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, Computing Accreditation Commission

Health Science, Environmental Health (B.S.)-National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council; California Department of Health Services, Environmental Health Specialist Registration Committee

Music (B.A.)-National Association of Schools of Music

Nursing (B.S.)-Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nutrition and Food Sciences (B.S.)-American Dietetics Association (Plan V, Didactic Program in Dietetics)

Public Administration (M.P.A.)-National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

Rehabilitation Counseling (M.A.)-Council on Rehabilitation Education

Social Work (B.A.)-Council on Social Work Education

Social Work (M.S.W.)-Council on Social Work Education

Theatre Arts (B.A.)-National Association of Schools of Theatre