The University of North Alabama is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of North Alabama.
Interested parties may contact the Commission on Colleges to learn about the accreditation status of UNA, to file a third-party comment at the time of the University’s decennial review (the next review by the Commission on Colleges is in 2021-2022), or to file a complaint against the University for alleged non-compliance with a SACSCOC standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about the University of North Alabama, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to the University and not to the SACSCOC. To contact the University call 256-765-4258, or write to: Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of North Alabama, UNA Box 5041, Florence, AL 35632-0001. To locate contact information for individual departments, see the campus directory at: http://www.una.edu/directory/.
The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Hygiene are accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The Community Counseling (M.A.) and the School Counseling (M.A.Ed.) graduate programs in the Department of Counselor Education are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) under the 2001 Standards.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing at the University of North Alabama are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036;, (202) 887-6791.
The Bachelor of Social Work degree program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) has accredited the following UNA degrees: B.A. in Art, B.S. in Art, and the B.F.A. in Art (Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Sculpture).
The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) has accredited the University’s B.A. in Music and the B.S. in music.
The College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of North Alabama is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at the University of North Alabama. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.
The bachelor’s program in Interior Design is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
The bachelor's degree in professional chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society.