Credential Information for the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering and the University of the Incarnate Word

While many fields of study in the sciences do not have singular governing accrediting bodies, three programs within SMSE are accredited or offer credentialed certification.

American Chemical Society (ACS)

The Department of Chemistry at the University of the Incarnate Word is an ACS-certified chemistry program that adheres to the program guidelines set by the American Chemical Society. The American Chemical Society (ACS) maintains a certification program in which a student graduating with a specified minimum program is certified to the society upon graduation. To be certified, a student majoring in only Chemistry must satisfy requirements in addition to the minimum for graduation.

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Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

In the Department of Nutrition at the University of the Incarnate Word, the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and Dietetic Internship (DI) are both granted full accreditation by ACEND. ACEND is the accrediting agency for education programs preparing student for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs). ACEND can be contacted at, 800/877-1600, ext. 5400, or 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.

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University of the Incarnate Word

The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, doctorate and professional 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 University of the Incarnate Word.