Accredited Degree Programs
The accreditations listed below indicate the desire of UNO's faculty and administration to meet rigorous standards of academic quality. These standards include such factors as professional attainments of faculty; quality of research; library holdings; physical facilities; and general funding support for the respective programs. As a result, students can be assured their educational experiences at UNO will meet high standards of quality.

UNO is accredited by theĀ Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The HLC is an independent corporation which was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

Contact the HLC

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
Phone: 800.621.7440 / 312.263.0456 . Fax: 312.263.7462
info@hlcommission.org

UNO also has the following accredited degree programs:
(click on a degree program link below for details)

Accounting (BSBA)

The mission of the UNO accounting department is to provide high quality educational programs for students preparing for professional careers in accounting, to engage in high quality scholarship, and to provide support to stakeholders. The UNO accounting department is dedicated to providing high quality educational experiences, supported by continual curriculum improvement, and service to students, the College of Business Administration, the employers of students, regional business, government, and nonprofit organizations, faculty, and the profession. The undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting are included within the UNO College of Business Administration's AACSB accreditation, and the accounting department is currently seeking separate accounting accreditation by the AACSB.

Accounting (MAcc)

The mission of the UNO accounting department is to provide high quality educational programs for students preparing for professional careers in accounting, to engage in high quality scholarship, and to provide support to stakeholders. The UNO accounting department is dedicated to providing high quality educational experiences, supported by continual curriculum improvement, and service to students, the College of Business Administration, the employers of students, regional business, government, and nonprofit organizations, faculty, and the profession. The undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting are included within the UNO College of Business Administration's AACSB accreditation, and the accounting department is currently seeking separate accounting accreditation by the AACSB.

Architectural Engineering [UNL] (MAE) Art History (BA) Athletic Training (BS)

The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is to prepare students for successful careers or advanced academic studies in the field of athletic training by providing comprehensive and progressive studies leading to national certification as an athletic trainer. The program will provide diverse experiences, both clinical and didactic, based on the competencies set forth by the NATA.

Athletic Training (MA)

The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is to prepare students for successful careers or advanced academic studies in the field of athletic training by providing comprehensive and progressive studies leading to national certification as an athletic trainer. The program will provide diverse experiences, both clinical and didactic, based on the competencies set forth by the NATA.

Aviation: Specialization in Air Transport Administration (BS)

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation with a specialization in Air Transport Administration prepares students for careers in airport administration, fixed base operations management, airline operations, consulting, and government work. The Air Transport Administration program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board, International.

Business Administration (Executive MBA)

The University of Nebraska at Omaha's College of Business Administration, and its Executive MBA program, are proud to be accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This 'gold standard of accreditation' distinction has been earned by less than one-third of the business colleges in the United States and only 15% percent of business colleges worldwide. The UNO College of Business Administration has been accredited by the AACSB since 1965.

Business Administration (MBA)

The University of Nebraska at Omaha's College of Business Administration, and its MBA program, are proud to be accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This 'gold standard of accreditation' distinction has been earned by less than one-third of the business colleges in the United States and only 15% percent of business colleges worldwide. The UNO College of Business Administration has been accredited by the AACSB since 1965.

Chemistry (BS / BA)

ACS promotes excellence in chemistry education for undergraduate students through approval of baccalaureate chemistry programs. ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.

Civil Engineering [UNL] (BSCE) Computer Engineering [UNL] (BS) Computer Science (BCS)

UNO's College of IS&T's degree programs in Computer Science and Management Information Systems have been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program's commitment to providing its students with a quality education.

Construction Engineering [UNL] (BS) Counseling: Concentration in Community Counseling (MS / MA)

The Community and School Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP is the accrediting body of the American Counseling Association and is evidence of an attitude and philosophy that program excellence is a fundamental goal.

Counseling: Concentration in School Counseling K-12 (MS / MA)

The Community and School Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP is the accrediting body of the American Counseling Association and is evidence of an attitude and philosophy that program excellence is a fundamental goal.

Economics (BSBA)

The College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by AACSB - the International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Dedicated faculty members provide students with a strong and enriching academic experience. Faculty, administration and staff serve the University and the Omaha-area community in leadership and volunteer positions. Through these partnerships, our deans and faculty, in cooperation with business and corporate leaders, have created a dynamic and popular internship program. Students move from class lectures and discussion to immediate, practical experience in the workplace.

Electronics Engineering [UNL] (BS) Elementary Education (BSED; MS)

The elementary education major is designed to prepare candidates to meet Nebraska requirements for an elementary (K-6) level teaching certificate, with specialization options in deaf/hard of hearing, early childhood, English as a second language, world language, interdisciplinary studies, intermediate grades, library media, mild/moderate disabilities, and physical education.

Finance, Banking, Law & Real Estate (BSBA)

The College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by AACSB - the International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Dedicated faculty members provide students with a strong and enriching academic experience. Faculty, administration and staff serve the University and the Omaha-area community in leadership and volunteer positions. Through these partnerships, our deans and faculty, in cooperation with business and corporate leaders, have created a dynamic and popular internship program. Students move from class lectures and discussion to immediate, practical experience in the workplace.

Library Science (BSED)

The Library Science degrees and endorsement programs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha are distance sensitive, low-residence programs that combine on-campus sessions with online learning to make the programs very accessible for students from all over Nebraska and the Midwest.

Management (BSBA)

The College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by AACSB - the International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Dedicated faculty members provide students with a strong and enriching academic experience. Faculty, administration and staff serve the University and the Omaha-area community in leadership and volunteer positions. Through these partnerships, our deans and faculty, in cooperation with business and corporate leaders, have created a dynamic and popular internship program. Students move from class lectures and discussion to immediate, practical experience in the workplace.

Management Information Systems (BIS)

UNO's College of IS&T's degree programs in Computer Science and Management Information Systems have been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program's commitment to providing its students with a quality education.

Marketing (BSBA)

The College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by AACSB - the International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Dedicated faculty members provide students with a strong and enriching academic experience. Faculty, administration and staff serve the University and the Omaha-area community in leadership and volunteer positions. Through these partnerships, our deans and faculty, in cooperation with business and corporate leaders, have created a dynamic and popular internship program. Students move from class lectures and discussion to immediate, practical experience in the workplace.

Music Composition (BM)

The Department of Music has a faculty of 46 full and part time members and is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Department enrolls nearly 200 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in composition, music education, technology and performance and the Master of Music degree with concentrations in conducting, music education, and performance.

Music Conducting (MM)

The Department of Music has a faculty of 46 full and part time members and is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Department enrolls nearly 200 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in composition, music education, technology and performance and the Master of Music degree with concentrations in conducting, music education, and performance.

Music Education (BM)

The Department of Music has a faculty of 46 full and part time members and is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Department enrolls nearly 200 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in composition, music education, technology and performance and the Master of Music degree with concentrations in conducting, music education, and performance.

Music Education (MM)

The Department of Music has a faculty of 46 full and part time members and is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Department enrolls nearly 200 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in composition, music education, technology and performance and the Master of Music degree with concentrations in conducting, music education, and performance.

Music Performance (BM)

The Department of Music has a faculty of 46 full and part time members and is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Department enrolls nearly 200 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in composition, music education, technology and performance and the Master of Music degree with concentrations in conducting, music education, and performance.

Music Performance (MM)

The Department of Music has a faculty of 46 full and part time members and is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Department enrolls nearly 200 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in composition, music education, technology and performance and the Master of Music degree with concentrations in conducting, music education, and performance.

Public Administration (MPA)

The University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Public Administration offers a Master's Degree in Public Administration (MPA). The MPA degree is the recognized graduate degree for professional positions focusing on public service. The MPA has been offered in Omaha since 1970, in Lincoln since 1977, and online for over a decade. On average, there are 200 active students in the three programs (Omaha, Lincolin, and online).

Reading (MS)

The Masters of Science in Reading is a thirty-six (36) credit hour program. Courses include theory, practice, and research related to reading and other language arts; theories of learning and literacy; literature; assessment and evaluation of literacy; and critical examination of literacy practices.

Real Estate & Land Use (BSBA)

The College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by AACSB - the International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Dedicated faculty members provide students with a strong and enriching academic experience. Faculty, administration and staff serve the University and the Omaha-area community in leadership and volunteer positions. Through these partnerships, our deans and faculty, in cooperation with business and corporate leaders, have created a dynamic and popular internship program. Students move from class lectures and discussion to immediate, practical experience in the workplace.

School Library Media (MS / MA / Endorsement)

The University of Nebraska at Omaha's College of Education offers three Graduate Degree programs in Reading, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education with endorsements in school library for candidates interested in directing a school library.

Candidates who already have a master's degree can add a school library endorsement for the purpose of directing a school library program. The school library endorsement consists of 33 hours of library science, literacy and technology coursework.

School Psychology (MS / MA / Ed.S)

The School Psychology program is fully approved by and adheres to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) standards for training and field placement. Specifically, these standards include:
1) data based decision making and accountability; 2) consultation and collaboration; 3) interventions and instructional support to develop academic skills; 4) interventions and mental health services to develop social and life skills; 5) school-wide practices to promote learning; 6) preventative and responsive services; 7) family-school collaboration services; 8) development and learning; 9) research and program evaluation; 10) legal, ethical, and professional practice.

Secondary Education (BSED; MS)

The secondary education major is designed to prepare candidates to meet Nebraska teacher certification requirements in grades 7-12 content areas, or K-12 art, music and physical education, with endorsement options in art, business, biology, chemistry, deaf/hard of hearing, English, world language, health, history, language arts, library media, marketing, mathematics, mild/moderate disabilities, music, natural science, physical education, physics, and social science.

Social Work (BSSW)

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has continuously accredited both the MSW (since 1940) and BSSW (since 1975) programs, awarding reaffirmation of accreditation in 1997 through the year 2013. The University of Nebraska at Omaha Grace Abbott School of Social Work offers the only accredited MSW program in Nebraska, and is the only such program within a 250-mile radius.

Social Work (MSW)

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has continuously accredited both the MSW (since 1940) and BSSW (since 1975) programs, awarding reaffirmation of accreditation in 1997 through the year 2013. The University of Nebraska at Omaha Grace Abbott School of Social Work offers the only accredited MSW program in Nebraska, and is the only such program within a 250-mile radius.

Special Education (BSED; MS)

The mission of the Special Education and Communication Disorders department is to prepare dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens who are unique in their ability to facilitate, design, implement, and evaluate programs for individuals with disabilities. This is accomplished by creating opportunities for the acquisition and maintenance of knowledge, skills, and dispositions as prescribed by the Council for Exceptional Children, the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (for graduate program only), and state and federal regulations.

Speech-Language Pathology (MS) Studio Art (BASA) Studio Art (BFA) Studio Art with K-12 Certification (BASA / BFA)

The School and Community Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the national accrediting agency for Counselor Education programs.

Course credits from UNO are accepted by other member colleges and universities of the North Central Association and by member institutions of other regional accrediting agencies.