May 23, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin 
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accreditations & Memberships

Accreditations & Approvals

All University Programs

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago IL 60604-1411
Phone: (312) 263-0456 or 800 621-7440

  • Bachelor’s degrees - granted 1939
  • Master’s degrees - granted 1968
  • Doctoral degrees - granted 1979

A number of Andrews’ degree programs are offered at off-campus locations.  For more information, click here.


Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Inc.
Education Department
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring MD 20904

Counseling & Testing Center

International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS)
101 S. Whiting Street, Suite 211,
Alexandria, VA 22304

College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Chemistry

American Chemical Society (ACS)
1155 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington DC 20036

Department of Engineering 

Engineering program (BSE) accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Department of Music

Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston VA 20190

School of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
1600 Duke Street, Suite 300
Alexandria VA 22314-3421

College of Education & International Services

Educator Preparation Programs (main campus)

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
NOTE: NCATE has merged with TEAC, another accrediting body, to become CAEP (see below), which now manages all accreditation processes. The School of Education’s NCATE accreditation is valid through 2019.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
1140 19th Street. N.W., Suite 400
Washington DC 20036
(202) 223-0077

Specialized Professional Associations (under NCATE/CAEP):

  • Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) - Recognized
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) - Recognized
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - Recognized
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) - Recognized
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) - Recognized

North American Division Office of Education
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600

Michigan Department of Education
PO Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909

Department of Graduate Psychology & Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA, School Counseling MA

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
1001 N Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria VA 22314

School Psychology EdS

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
4340 East West Highway, Suite 402
Bethesda, MD 20814

Counseling Psychology PhD

Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA)
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

College of Health & Human Services

School of Architecture & Interior Design

Master of Architecture

National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
1735 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N River Rd, Suite 720
Rosemont IL 60018-5719
Phone: 773-714-8880
Fax: 773-714-8886

School of Nursing

Baccalaureate Programs and Doctor of Nursing Practice

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850
Atlanta GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020

School of Rehabilitation Sciences

Doctor of Physical Therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 N Fairfax Street
Alexandria VA 22314
Tel: 703-706-3245

School of Population Health, Nutrition & Wellness

Didactic Program in Dietetics and Dietetic Internship Program

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 S Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago IL 60606-6995
Phone: 312-899-0040

Master in Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness Concentration

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(202) 789-1050
Fax: (202) 789-1895

School of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Speech-Language Pathology MS

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, MD 20850

College of Professions

International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, KS 66215

School of Business
The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Majors in:
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Information Systems
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Department of Aviation

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
800 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20591

Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary

The Association of Theological Schools, The Commision on Accrediting (ATS)
The Commission on Accrediting
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110


Andrews University holds membership in the following organizations:

Adventist Association of Colleges & Universities (AACU)
Adventist Digital Education Consortium (ADEC)
Adventist Library Information Cooperative (ALICE)
Adventist Professional’s Network (APN)
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
American College Health Association (ACHA)
American Council on Education (ACE)
American Horticultural Society (AHS)
American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR)
American Theological Library Association (ATLA)
Associates for Biblical Research (ABR)
Association of Boards in Theological Education (In Trust)
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
Association of Governing Boards (AGB)
Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education (AILACTE)
Chicago Area Theological Library Association (CATLA)
College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)
Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce (
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences (CCAS)
Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)
Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)
Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium (HTIC)
Historical Society of Michigan
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI)
Libraries Very Interested in Sharing (LVIS)
Linguistic Society of America (LSA)
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters (MASAL)
Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO)
Michigan Campus Compact (MCC)
Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA)
Michigan Electronic Library (MeL)
Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities (MICU)
Michigan Library Association (MLA)
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)
Music Library Association (MLA)
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
National Business Education Association (NBEA)
National Center for Science Education (NCSE)
National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)
National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS)
National Rural Education Association (NREA)
Near East Archaeological Society (NEAS)
North American Division College and University Business Officers (NADCUBO)
Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
Quality Matters, Michigan Consortium
Sloan Consortium
Southwest Michigan Library Cooperative (SWMLC)
Suzuki Association of the Americas
Thoreau Society
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Upper Midwest Regional Honors Council (UMRHC)
Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF)

Honor Societies

(University-wide affiliation)

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (Interdisciplinary)

(Departmental/School affiliations)

Alpha Mu Gamma—International Languages
Beta Beta Beta—Biology
Delta Mu Delta—Business
Financial Management Association National Honor Society
Gamma Sigma Epsilon—Chemistry
Lambda Pi Eta—Communication
Omicron Delta Epsilon—Economics (inactive)
Phi Alpha—Social Work
Phi Alpha Theta—History
Phi Delta Kappa—Education: International (inactive)
Pi Lambda Theta—Education
Pi Mu Epsilon—Mathematics
Pi Sigma Alpha—Political Science
Psi Chi—Behavioral Sciences
Sigma Pi Sigma—Physics
Sigma Tau Delta—English
Sigma Theta Tau—Nursing
Tau Sigma Delta—Architecture
Theta Alpha Kappa—Religion