Walden University’s B.S. in Information Technology Program Receives ABET Accreditation

Demonstrates the university’s commitment to providing students with quality programs

25/10/2013


Walden University’s B.S. in Information Technology Program Receives ABET Accreditation

Walden University’s B.S. in Information Technology program has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates the university’s commitment to providing its students with quality programs.

“We are very proud of this significant accomplishment, especially since our B.S. in Information Technology program is one of only a few online degree programs to receive ABET accreditation,” said Dr. L. Ward Ulmer, associate dean of the School of Information Systems and Technology. “This accreditation further demonstrates the quality of our information systems and technology programs, support services, and the commitment of our faculty and staff to provide students with a quality education.”

ABET accreditation provides validation that the program meets recognized quality standards set by the information technology profession. The accreditation also provides assurance that graduates will be well prepared to enter and lead as practicing IT professionals, and it is seen as a recognition of education quality by employers, who actively recruit program graduates.

ABET is a not-for-profit organization, owned and operated by more than 30 professional and technical member societies. An internationally respected organization with approximately 2,200 volunteers, ABET has set the standards for higher education in its fields for 80 years. ABET is a recognized accreditor in the United States (U.S.) by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. More information about ABET, its member societies, and the evaluation criteria used to accredit programs can be found at www.abet.org.

The B.S. in Information Technology is one of a portfolio of program offerings in the School of Information Systems and Technology, including Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.), M.S. in Information Systems, M.S. in Information Technology, Master of Information Systems Management (M.I.S.M.), B.S. in Computer Information Systems, and Graduate Certificate in Information Systems. For more information on information systems and technology degree programs, go to www.WaldenU.edu/sist.