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Accreditation takes place at both Institutional and Program levels.

UMD is accredited by the Higher Education Commission, an Institutional accrediting body. At the program level, Swenson College’s Computer Science B.S. and all five Engineering programs are accredited through ABET.

ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

ABET is a global accreditor of university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology and has been recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) since 1997.

Why Does ABET Accreditation Matter?   With ABET accreditation, students, employers, and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Swenson College’s Computer Science B.S. and all five engineering programs are accredited.

Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET:

COMPUTER SCIENCE, BS Accredited, 10/01/1989-Present
International Mutual Recognition Agreement: Seoul Accord

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET:

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, BSCHE  Accredited, 10/01/1988-Present
International Mutual Recognition Agreement:Washington Accord | Bilateral Engineers Canada

CIVIL ENGINEERING, BSCE Accredited, 10/01/2011-Present
International Mutual Recognition Agreement: Washington Accord | Bilateral Engineers Canada

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, BSEE Accredited, 10/01/1987-Present
International Mutual Recognition Agreement: Washington Accord | Bilateral Engineers Canada

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, BSIE Accredited, 10/01/1987-Present
International Mutual Recognition Agreement: Washington Accord | Bilateral Engineers Canada

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, BSME Accredited, 10/01/2003-Present
International Mutual Recognition Agreement: Washington Accord | Bilateral Engineers Canada

ACS - American Chemical Society

The Swenson College Chemistry and Biochemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society. 

  • Students earning a B.S. degree who wish to have their degree certified by the American Chemical Society must complete at least 130 hours of additional laboratory work through participation in undergraduate research