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Accreditations of Academic Programs


The University of South Carolina is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associates, Baccalaureate, Masters, and Doctorate degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at:

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097


or call 404-679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of the University of South Carolina. The Commission requests that it be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. 

The above statement must be included on any internal or external university publication that references the University of South Carolina’s accreditations status. 


College of Arts and Sciences
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • University/Resident Theatre Association

The Moore School of Business
  • American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business

College of Education
  • Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Other Related Educational Programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

College of Engineering and Computing

College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management
  • Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration

School of Law
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of American Law Schools

College of Mass Communications and Information Studies
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • American Library Association

School of Medicine
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the American Medical Association
  • Association of American Medical Colleges

School of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Music

College of Nursing
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

College of Pharmacy
  • American Council on Pharmaceutical Education

The Arnold School of Public Health
  • Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification

College of Social Work
  • Council on Social Work Education


Source: 2011/2012 USC Bulletin as of 3/27/12