Accredited Programs

A number of UA Little Rock programs maintain accreditation, licensure or certification through discipline-specific accrediting bodies. A list of these programs and their review cycles can be found below, and official letters of accreditation are archived in the Provost’s Office.

The list is divided into three sections for each college College of Business, Health, and Human Services (CBHHS), College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education (CHASSE), and the William H. Bowen School of Law (Law). The list for the Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (DSTEM) can be found here.

UA Little Rock values the regular comprehensive program self-studies and external program reviews that are part of the disciplinary accreditation process. In particular, the accreditation process provides an opportunity for program faculty and UA Little Rock administrators to examine program quality and efficacy and to plan together for improvements in student learning outcomes.

DSTEM CBHHS CHASSE Law

College of Business, Health, and Human Services

UA Little Rock Program Accrediting Agency Status Last Date Next Date Frequency
Accounting BBA American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing Feb-2018 Feb-2023 5 years
American Sign Language AS Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education Full Approval/ Continuing 2011 2021 10 years
Business GC American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing 2017 2022-23 5 years
Business Administration MBA American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing Feb-2018 Feb-2023 5 years
Business Analytics CP American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing 2017 2022-23 5 years
Business Analytics BBA American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing 2017 2022-23 5 years
Business Analytics GC American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing 2017 2022-23 5 years
Business Information Systems GC American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing Feb-2018 Feb-2023 5 years
Business Information Systems BBA American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing Feb-2018 Feb-2023 5 years
Business Information Systems and Analytics MS American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing Feb-2018 Feb-2023 5 years
Communication Sciences & Disorders BS Arkansas Department of Higher Education Full Approval/ Continuing 2014 2023-24 9 years
Counseling MA Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Full Approval/ Continuing 2009 2019-20 (extended to 2021) 10 years
Crime Scene Investigation AAS Arkansas Department of Higher Education Full Approval/ Continuing 2012 2021-22 9 years
Crime Scene Investigation CP Arkansas Department of Higher Education Full Approval/ Continuing 2012 2021-22 9 years
Crime Scene Investigation TC Arkansas Department of Higher Education Full Approval/ Continuing 2012 2021-22 9 years
Criminal Justice BA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Full Approval/ Continuing 2012 2021-22 9 years
Criminal Justice MA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Full Approval/ Continuing 2012 2021-22 9 years
Criminal Justice MS Arkansas Department of Higher Education Full Approval/ Continuing 2012 2021-22 9 years
Criminal Justice PhD Arkansas Department of Higher Education Full Approval/ Continuing 2012 2021-22 9 years
Economics BBA American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing Feb-2018 Feb-2023 5 years
Executive Master of Public Service Arkansas Department of Higher Education Good Standing 2017 2027-28 10 years
Finance BBA American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing Feb-2018 Feb-2023 5 years
Financial Accounting Analysis GC American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing Feb-2018 Feb-2023 5 years
Gerontology GC Arkansas Department of Higher Education Good Standing 2010 2019-2020 9 years
Health Education and Promotion BS Certification by National Health Education Credentialing. Accreditation by Arkansas Department of Education. Accredited 2015 2025-26 10 years
Health Education and Promotion MS Certification by National Health Education Credentialing. Accreditation by Arkansas Department of Education. Accredited 2015 2025-26 10 years
Human Resources and Organizational Communication GC American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing Feb-2018 Feb-2023 5 years
Interpretation: American Sign Language/English BA Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education Full Approval/ Continuing 2011 2021 10 years
International Business BBA American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing Feb-2018 Feb-2023 5 years
Innovation & Entrepreneurship CP American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing 2019 2024-25 5 years
K-12 Health and Physical Education BS Council for Accreditation of Educator Providers (CAEP) Accredited 2025-26
Law Enforcement AS Arkansas Department of Higher Education Good Standing 2012 2021-22 9 years
Law Enforcement Administration AAS Arkansas Department of Higher Education Good Standing 2012 2021-22 9 years
Law Enforcement Administration CP Arkansas Department of Higher Education Good Standing 2012 2021-22 9 years
Law Enforcement Administration TC Arkansas Department of Higher Education Good Standing 2012 2021-22 9 years
Management CP American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing 2019 2024-25 5 years
Management BBA American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing 2019 2024-25 5 years
Marketing BBA American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Good Standing Feb-2018 Feb-2023 5 years
Nursing AAS Arkansas State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Full Approval/ Continuing 2014-15 2021-22 8 years
Nursing RN-BSN Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Full Approval/ Continuing 2015 201-22 8 years
Orientation & Mobility of the Blind GC The Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired Full Approval/ Continuing 2019 2029-30 10 years
Professional Sales CP American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Full Approval/ Continuing 2017 2022-23 5 years
Public Service MPS Arkansas Department of Higher Education Full Approval/ Continuing 2013 2023-24 10 years
Rehabilitation of the Blind MA Association for Education of Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired Full Approval/ Continuing 2019-20 2029-30 10 years
Social Work BSW Council on Social Work Education Accredited 2019-20 2027-28 8 years
Social Work MSW Council on Social Work Education Accredited 2020 2027-28 8 years
Sports Management MS Arkansas Department of Education Accredited 2015 2025-26 10 years


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College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education

UA Little Rock Program Accrediting Agency Status Last Date Next Date Frequency
Anthropology BA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2017 2026-27 9 years
Applied Communication Studies BA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2016 2025-26 9 years
Applied Communication Studies MA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2016 2025-26 9 years
Applied Design CP (Embedded in BFA/BA in Art) National Association of Schools of Art and Design Accredited 2019 2029-30 10 years
Applied Science BAS Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2014 2023-24 9 years
Applied Science MS Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2014 2023-24 9 years
Applied Science PhD Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2014 2023-24 9 years
Adult Education Additional Licensure Program (ALP) Commission of Professors of Adult Education Full Approval/ Continuing 2014 2024 10 years
Adult Education Initial Licensure Program (ILP) Commission of Professors of Adult Education Full Approval/ Continuing 2014 2024 10 years
Art BA National Association of Schools of Art and Design Accredited 2020 2029-30 10 years
Art BFA National Association of Schools of Art and Design Accredited 2020 2029-30 10 years
Art MA National Association of Schools of Art and Design Accredited 2020 2029-30 10 years
Business and Professional Writing GC Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2016 2024-25 9 years
Conflict Mediation GC Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2019 2028-29 9 years
Curriculum & Instruction MEd Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2017 2026-27 9 years
Dyslexia Therapist GC  Council for Accreditation of Educator Providers (CAEP) Accredited 2019 2026-27 7 years
Education GC Council for Accreditation of Educator Providers (CAEP) Accredited 2016 2022-23 6 years
Education MED Middle Childhood Education Association for Middle Level Education Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education MED: Art National Association of Schools of Art and Design Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education MED: Business Ed Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education MED: Drama/Speech Arkansas Department of Education Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education MED: English National Council of Teachers of English Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education MED: Foreign Languages American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education MED: Health Science and P.E. State Standards for Physical Education Wellness Leisure Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education MED: Mathematics National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education MED: Music National Association of Schools of Music Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education MED: Science National Science Teachers Association Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education MED: Social Studies National Council for the Social Studies Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education Minor: Art National Association of Schools of Art and Design Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education Minor: English Langauge Arts National Council of Teachers of English Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education Minor: Foreign Languages American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education Minor: Health Sciences and P.E. State Standards for Physical Education Wellness Leisure Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education Minor: Mathematics National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education Minor: Music National Association of Schools of Music Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education Minor: Science National Science Teachers Association Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Education Minor: Social Studies National Council for the Social Studies Nationally Recognized 2013 2020 7 years
Elementary Education BSE Council for the Accreditation of Educator Providers – Elementary Education Standards Accredited 2013 2022-23 7 years
English BA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2015 2024-25 9 years
General Education AA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 9 years
Gifted & Talented Education K-12 GC Council for the Accreditation of Educator Providers – Gifted Education Standards Nationally Recognized 2013 2019-20 6 years
Gifted, Creative, and Talented Education MED Council for the Accreditation of Educator Providers – Gifted Education Standards Nationally Recognized 2013 2019-20 6 years
Graphic Design TC National Association of Schools of Art and Design Accredited 2020 2029-30 10 years
History BA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2013 2022-23 9 years
Interdisciplinary Studies BA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2015 2024-25 9 years
Learning Systems Technology GC Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2014 2023-24 9 years
Learning Systems Technology MEd Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2014 2023-24 9 years
Mass Communication BA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2013 2022-23 9 years
Mass Communication MA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2013 2022-23 9 years
Middle Childhood Education BSE Association for Middle Level Education Nationally Recognized 2016 2022-23 6 years
Music BA National Association of Schools of Music Accredited 2013-14 2023-24 10 years
Music Education BM National Association of Schools of Music Accredited 2013-14 2023-24 10 years
Nonprofit Management GC Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2019 2028-29 10 years
Online Writing Instruction GC Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2015 2024-25 9 years
Philosophy BA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2015 2024-25 9 years
Photography CP National Association of Schools of Art and Design Accredited 2019 2029-30 10 years
Political Science BA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2019 2028-29 9 years
Professional & Technical Writing BA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2015 2024-25 9 years
Professional & Technical Writing MA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2015 2024-25 9 years
Psychology BA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2014 2023-24 9 years
Public Administration MPA Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration Accredited 2014-15 2021-22 6 years
Public History MA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2013 2022-23 9 years
Reading MED Council for Accreditation of Educator Providers and International Literacy Association Nationally Recognized 2013 2021-22 7 years
Reading PhD Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2011 2020-21 9 years
Reading/Literacy Coach GC Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (SPA-Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)) – CAEP Accredited 2013 2020-21 7 years
Sociology BA Arkansas Department of Higher Education Accredited 2016 2025-26 9 years
Special Education BSE Council for Exceptional Children New Program 2013 2022-23 7 years
Theatre Arts BA National Association of Schools of Theatre Accredited March 2009 2020-21 10 years
Web Design and Development BA National Association of Schools of Arts and Design Accredited 2022-23 9 years
Workplace Spanish CP American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages Accredited 2013 2023-24 10 years
World Languages-French and Spanish BA American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages Accredited 2012 2022 10 years


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William H. Bowen School of Law

UA Little Rock Program Accrediting Agency Status Last Date Next Date Frequency
Law JD American Bar Association and Association of American Law Schools Accredited 2017 2023-24 7 years
Law MSL American Bar Association and Association of American Law Schools Accredited New Program 2029-30 7 years

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