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Accreditation and Memberships

Wright State is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Also, programs in the College of Education and Human Services are approved by the Ohio Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, our music programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, business programs by AACSB -The International Association for Management Education, geological sciences by the American Institute of Professional Geologists, Professional Psychology's clinical psychology and internship programs by the American Psychological Association Committee on Accreditation, social work by the Council on Social Work Education, environmental health by the National Environmental Health and Protection Accreditation Council, medical technology by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Scientists, medicine by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science's biomedical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, industrial and systems engineering, materials science and engineering, and mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.  The Bachelor of Science in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, and the College of Nursing and Health by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education and the Ohio Board of Nursing. In addition, the Bachelor of Science program in chemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society, and the Wright State University Lake Campus is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at the associate degree-granting level. Professional Accreditation Agencies (1) Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, (2) Council on Rehabilitation Education, Inc.

Wright State holds membership in numerous organizations, including the National Network for Educational Renewal, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American Council of Learned Societies and National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools, the Council of Graduate Schools, the Ohio College Association, the Association of Urban Universities, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, the American Association of Colleges, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs of the National League for Nursing, the American Association of Engineering Societies, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Wright State participates in many kinds of cooperative ventures with local colleges, universities, and institutions. The College of Engineering and Computer Science participates in the Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute (DAGSI), a unique partnership between the University of Dayton, a private institution; Wright State University, a state-supported institution; and the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), a federal institution. The primary long-term goal of DAGSI is to become a world-class graduate and post-graduate research institute. Through the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, Wright State students may take courses at member institutions and also take advantage of their library facilities. The School of Medicine has cooperative arrangements with Central State and Miami Universities. Various academic centers serve both the university and the metropolitan community by providing training for students and services to the community. The Center for Labor-Management Cooperation provides outreach and in-plant support of economic development goals, retaining and expanding jobs in Ohio, and improving quality, safety, and productivity of unionized organizations. The Women's Center provides resources and support to women from the campus community and the surrounding area. The Center for Healthy Communities is a community-academic partnership that includes WSU's Schools of Medicine and Professional Psychology, the College of Nursing and Health, and the Department of Social Work; Sinclair Community College; and the Dayton community. Its mission is to improve the health of the community, educate its health professionals, and serve as a force for change. The Center for Urban and Public Affairs (CUPA) is part of the Urban University Program, a unique network of eight urban universities funded by the Ohio Board of Regents. CUPA addresses urban problems and proposes solutions to improve Ohio's urban regions and central cities. Together and separately, the urban universities implement their mission through research, technical assistance, and service. The Statistical Consulting Center provides help free of charge to faculty, staff, and graduate students with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and management of research data and to the community-at-large for a fee. The Center for Teaching and Learning supports WSU's commitment to excellence in teaching by assisting teaching staff in teaching effectiveness and student learning. The Institute for Environmental Quality recognizes the importance of student environmental awareness at all levels, overseeing the environmental courses, programs, and research that serve our diverse student interests. In addition, the Sanders Judaic Studies Program, providing scholarship and teaching in the field of Judaic studies, is made possible through the cooperative effort of Wright State, United Theological Seminary, and the University of Dayton.
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