Accreditations and Memberships

Baylor University consists of 12 colleges and schools located in Waco, Dallas, and San Antonio. Baylor University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctor's degrees. Individuals who wish to contact the Commission on Colleges pertaining to the accreditation status of the University may write the Commission at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur Georgia 30033-4097, or call at (404)679-4501.

In addition, the University and its schools and departments are accredited by, and/or hold membership in, the following organizations:


The Association of Texas Colleges and Universities

The Association of American Colleges and Universities

The American Council on Education

The Southern University Conference

The American Council of Learned Societies

The Texas Council of Church-Related Colleges

The Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools

The Lilly Fellows National Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities

The American Association of University Women

The American Society of Allied Health Professions

College and Schools

College of Arts and Sciences

Phi Beta Kappa

Hankamer School of Business

AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Beta Gamma Sigma

School of Education

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Program Accreditation by the State Board for Educator Certification

Kappa Delta Pi

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Computer Science: B.S.C.S. degree accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Engineering: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Graduate School

The Council of Graduate Schools

The Association of Texas Graduate Schools

The Conference of Southern Graduate Schools

The Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools

Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences

Society for Public Health Education-American Association for Health Education

School of Law

The Association of American Law Schools

Accredited by the American Bar Association

School of Music

The National Association of Schools of Music

The Texas Association of Music Schools

Pi Kappa Lambda

Louise Herrington School of Nursing

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners

The Southern Regional Education Board, Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Social Work

Council on Social Work Education

George W. Truett Theological Seminary

The Association of Theological Schools

Departments and Programs

American Mathematical Association

American Studies: Member, The American Studies Association and The American Studies Association of Texas

Art: Texas Association of Schools of Art

Athletic Training: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

Aviation Sciences: Member, The University Aviation Association

Chemistry: Approved by the American Chemical Society

Child and Family Studies accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children

Communication Sciences and Disorders: Accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Community Health: SABPAC (SOPHE-AAHE Baccalaureate Program Approval Committee)

Environmental Health Science: Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP)

Bachelor of Science in Enviornmental Health Science is accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)

Graduate Program in Health Care Administration: Approved by the Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration

Interior Design: Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

Journalism, Public Relations and New Media: Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Journalism and Mass Communication

Graduate Program in Physical Therapy: Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association

Mathematical Association of American

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Modern Languages and Cultures: Member, Association of Departments of Foreign Languages; Modern Language Association and South Central Modern Language Association

Nutrition Sciences: Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Political Science: American Political Science Association

Psychology: Program in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D. Degree) accredited by American Psychological Association

Religion: Baptist History and Heritage; Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium; National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion (NABPR); Southwest Commission on Religious Studies

Theater Arts: National Association of Schools of Theater