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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


University-level accreditation

The University of Saint Joseph is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)(Formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.)

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425-7785


The University is also accredited by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education

Program-level accreditation

Biochemistry: Accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Students in the program are eligible to take the ASBMB certification exam and upon passing, will earn ASBMB-certified degrees.

Chemistry: Approved for the professional training of chemists by the American Chemical Society, 1155 Sixteenth St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036; 202.872.4600. The online master of science in Chemistry is approved by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling: Master of arts is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. The graduate program in School Counseling is also accredited by the Connecticut State Department of Education.

Education: Preparation of elementary, secondary and special education teachers approved by the Connecticut State Board of Education and the Office of Higher Education. The Initial Teacher Licensure program and the Advanced Teacher Licensure program are also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Marriage and Family Therapy: Master of arts is accredited by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Nursing: The undergraduate, pre-licensure Nursing program is approved by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing. The baccalaureate degree in Nursing, master’s degree in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate at the University of Saint Joseph are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036; 202.887.6791.

Nutrition and Dietetics: Didactic Program in Dietetics and the Dietetic Internship Program are granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, Ill. 60606-6995;; 800.877.1600 x5400, or 312.899.4727. ACEND is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the sole accrediting agency for nutrition and dietetics education.

Pharmacy: Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, Ill. 60603; 312.664.3375; fax 312.664.4652;

Physician Assistant Studies: Master of science has Accreditation-Provisional status from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, 12000 Findley Road, Suite 275, Johns Creek, Ga. 30097;; 770.476.1224.

Social Work: Master in Social Work and baccalaureate programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Other accreditation

School for Young Children: Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Gengras Center: Approved through the Connecticut State Department of Education.

Financial statement

The University’s audited financial statement is available by request from the business office and at