Undergraduate Catalog


University Accreditation

Michigan Tech is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region. Accreditation documentation may be reviewed in the Office of the Provost and Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs and is available online.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

In addition to the general accreditation, specific programs have been accredited, approved, or recognized by their respective agencies.

College of Engineering

The following engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

  • biomedical engineering
  • chemical engineering
  • civil engineering
  • computer engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • engineering (interdisciplinary or special focus)
  • environmental engineering
  • geological engineering
  • materials science and engineering
  • mechanical engineering

College of Sciences and Arts

The Michigan Board of Education approves the teacher certification programs offered by the College of Sciences and Arts departments.

The teacher education program is nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

In Biological Sciences, the fourth-year instruction in the Medical Laboratory Science 3+1 option is carried out in hospitals accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

The Department of Chemistry offers American Chemical Society (ACS) certified Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Cheminformatics. The department also participates in interdisciplinary programs including the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program and the Atmospheric Sciences program. Students pursuing the Chemistry BS degree may also choose an enhanced concentration in one of the following areas:

  • environmental chemistry
  • chemical physics
  • biochemistry
  • polymer chemistry
  • chemistry with secondary education certification

The Intensive English as a Second Language (IESL) program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).

School of Business and Economics—AACSB International

The following bachelor and master degree programs in the School of Business and Economics are accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier business accrediting organization in the US.

  • accounting
  • engineering management
  • finance
  • marketing
  • management
  • management information systems
  • Tech MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • Master of Science in Accounting

AACSB International
777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750
Tampa, FL 33602-5730 USA
813-769-6500; 813-769-6559 (fax)

School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

The Society of American Foresters accredits the following degree programs at Michigan Tech:

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry
  • Master of Forestry

Society of American Foresters
10100 Laureate Way
Bethesda, MD 20814-2198
301-897-8720 (phone); 301-897-3690 (fax)

School of Technology

The following engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, www.abet.org.

  • electrical engineering technology
  • mechanical engineering technology

The Computer Network and System Administration program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, www.abet.org.

The Surveying Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, www.abet.org.

The Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), 825 West Bitters Road, Suite 103, San Antonio, TX 78216.