Accreditation

National Architectural Accrediting Board – Public Information

The NAAB expects accredited degree programs to provide information to the public about accreditation activities and the relationship between the program and the NAAB, admissions and advising, and career information, as well as accurate public information about accredited and non-accredited architecture programs. The NAAB expects programs to be transparent and accountable in the information provided to students, faculty, and the public. As a result, all NAAB-accredited programs are required to ensure that the following information is posted online and is easily available to the public.

1. Statement on NAAB-Accredited Degrees

In the United States, most registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture offered by institutions with U.S. regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an eight-year term, an eight-year term with conditions, or a two-year term of continuing accreditation, or a three-year term of initial accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established education standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may require a non-accredited undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the non-accredited degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Bowling Green State University, Department of Architecture and Environmental Design offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program:

  • M. Arch. (Undergraduate degree with architecture major + 52 graduate semester credit hours)
  • Next Visit: 2023

2. Access to NAAB Conditions and Procedures

Conditions for Accreditation, 2020 Edition
Conditions for Accreditation in Effect at the Time of the Last Visit, 2014 Edition
Procedures for Accreditation, 2020 Edition
Procedures for Accreditation in Effect at the Time of the Last Visit, 2015 Edition

3. Access to Career Development Information

Cooperative Education Program
Career Center
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
NCARB Certification Guidelines
Association of Collegiate School of Architecture (ACSA)
National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)
Architecture Magazine
AIA Ohio

4. Public Access to Accreditation Reports and Related Documents

Program Annual Reports + Interim Progress Reports (Since the Last Team Visit):

Program Annual Report - 2019
Program Annual Report - 2020
Program Annual Report - 2021

(Note: Since the Program is recently accredited (Initial Accreditation), Interim Progress Reports are not required and/or applicable per the NAAB).

NAAB Responses to any Plan to Correct + NAAB Responses to any Program Annual Reports (Since the Last Team Visit)

(Note: Since the Program is recently accredited (Initial Accreditation), NAAB Responses to Plan to Correct and NAAB Responses to Program Annual Reports are not required and/or applicable per the NAAB).

2019 NAAB Decision Letter from the NAAB
2019 Architecture Program Report
2019 Visiting Team Report

Program’s (Optional) Response to the 2019 Visiting Team Report

(Note: Not Applicable – the Program did not submit any responses to the 2019 Visiting Team Report). 

Plan to Correct (If Applicable)

(Note: Since the Program is recently accredited (Initial Accreditation), Plan to Correct is not required and/or applicable per the NAAB). 

NCARB ARE Pass Rates
Statements and Policies on Learning and Teaching Culture
Statements and Policies on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

5. Admissions and Advising

Office of Admissions
Graduate Admissions
Graduate Catalog
Undergraduate Catalog
Academic Advising
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Commitment to Student Diversity Goals

6. Student Financial Information

Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid
Graduate Fellowships, Scholarships, and Awards
Graduate College Financial Aid
Graduate Assistantships
Tuition and Fees
Cost Summary
Cost of Attendance

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Aviation Program Educational Goal

Aviation Program Educational Goal: BGSU builds a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive community where creative ideas, new knowledge, and entrepreneurial achievements can benefit others in our region, the state of Ohio, the nation, and the world.

Student Outcomes

The first two learning outcomes for Aviation Studies apply to AMO, and FTO. The third learning outcome is exclusive to FTO.

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in aviation studies are expected to:

  1. Student Outcome 1: Solve aviation-related problems using knowledge, skills, and aptitudes gained in the program to assure productive outcomes;
  2. Student Outcome 2: Maintain professional and social relationships with others in developing, conducting, and promoting safe aviation operations;
  3. Student Outcome 3: Students in the flight technology specialization are expected to plan, organize, conduct, and complete a safe and efficient flight in single-engine aircraft, in accordance with all legal requirements.

AMO Program Educational Goals*

  1. Program Educational Goals 1: Create competent, skillful aviation professionals and leaders who can solve managerial and operational problems within the aviation industry
  2. Program Educational Goals 2: Develop a solid foundation of aviation management, operational risk management, organizational behavior, and safety professionalism in the aviation industry.
  3. Program Educational Goals 3: Impart professional, business, and ethical responsibility in the global aviation environment.

* The educational goals are proposed only they have not been approved at the University level.

FTO Program Educational Goals *

  1. Program Educational Goals 1: Create competent, skillful professional pilots and flight department leaders who can solve flight operations problems within the aviation industry.
  2. Program Educational Goals 2: Develop crew resource management, operational risk management, and safety professionalism skills in students for their careers in the aviation industry.
  3. Program Educational Goals 3: Impart professional, business, and ethical responsibility in the global aviation environment.

* The educational goals are proposed only they have not been approved at the University level.

The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Outcomes

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Engineering Technology major of Bowling Green State University are to prepare professionals who will be able to attain the following within a few years after graduating from the program:

  1. Program Educational Objective 1: Are employed in the profession and advance through promotion.
  2. Program Educational Objective 2: Are adept at working in teams and are proficient in social skills to perform effectively in the global technological corporate environment and community.
  3. Program Educational Objective 3: Remain technically competent through continuous education and professional engagement.

Student Outcomes

The following student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students attain as they progress through the Engineering Technology [ENGT] program:

  1. Student Outcome 1: ENGT graduates from BGSU will be capable of applying principles of mathematics and applied science to perform technical calculations and solve technical problems of the types commonly encountered in engineering technology professional experiences.
  2. Student Outcome 2: ENGT graduates from BGSU will be capable of identifying, formulating, and presenting creative solutions to technical problems within the engineering technology profession.
  3. Student Outcome 3: ENGT graduates from BGSU will be capable of performing analytical measurements in a laboratory setting through the use of scientific instrumentation, analyze acquired data using state-of-the-art statistical software, and write technical reports based on experimental results explaining the significance of the findings.
  4. Student Outcome 4: ENGT graduates from BGSU will achieve ethical and professional standards of behavior based on knowledge of contemporary issues and demonstrate expertise in critical thinking and decision making relative to a global society.
  5. Student Outcome 5: ENGT graduates from BGSU will understand the need for maintaining and improving professional and technical skills throughout their careers.
  6. Student Outcome 6: ENGT graduates from BGSU will be able to communicate and function effectively in diverse, multi-disciplinary teams and others to achieve the goals of the organization.

The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Program Educational Objective 1: The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program prepares exemplary electronic and computer engineering technology professionals who are problem solvers in the areas of instrumentation and process control, communications and computer networking, computer technology, electric machinery and power systems, and renewable energy.
  2. Program Educational Objective 2: The program will prepare graduates to work as effective employees and team members and to possess appropriate oral and written communication skill.
  3. Program Educational Objective 3: The program will prepare graduates to value their profession and to recognize the global impacts of their profession on society. They will recognize their professional need to advance in their careers and continue their professional development.

Student Outcomes

Eleven learned capabilities of students in the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program are set in the following list of student outcomes:

  1. Student Outcome 1: an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology;
  2. Student Outcome 2: an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
  3. Student Outcome 3: an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  4. Student Outcome 4: an ability to design systems, components, or processes for Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
  5. Student Outcome 5: an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  6. Student Outcome 6: an ability to identify, analyze, and solve Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology problems;
  7. Student Outcome 7: an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  8. Student Outcome 8: an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  9. Student Outcome 9: an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  10. Student Outcome 10: a knowledge of the impact of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  11. Student Outcome 11: a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

In addition to these, there are six learned capabilities of students in the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program as set in the following list:

  1. The ability to analyze, design, and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems.
  2. The ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems.
  3. The ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
  4. The ability to analyze, design, and implement hardware and software computer systems.
  5. The ability to apply project management techniques to computer systems.
  6. The ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of computer systems and networks.

The Mechatronics Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Outcomes

  1. Program Educational Objective 1: Graduates will be able to combine knowledge with modern tools to solve real-world interdisciplinary engineering problems related to electromechanical systems and advanced manufacturing and robotics systems;
  2. Program Educational Objective 2: Graduates will be able to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams;
  3. Program Educational Objective 3: Graduates will be able to demonstrate continuous professional improvement including commitment to ethical responsibilities.

Student Outcomes

  1. Student Outcome 1: Mechatronics Engineering graduates will have an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. Student Outcome 2: Mechatronics Engineering graduates will have an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. Student Outcome 3: Mechatronics Engineering graduates will have an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. Student Outcome 4: Mechatronics Engineering graduates will have an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. Student Outcome 5: Mechatronics Engineering graduates will have an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

The Quality System Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Outcomes

  1. Program Educational Objective 1: The Quality Systems Technology program prepares individuals to be proficient in the areas of quality improvement, process improvement, quality leadership and proficient in application of quantitative and qualitative quality tools within a manufacturing and/or service environment. 
  2. Program Educational Objective 2: The program will prepare graduates to function as an individual, effective team member, and quality professional using oral and written verbal communication skills. 
  3. Program Educational Objective 3: The program will prepare graduates to value their profession and to recognize the global impacts of the quality profession on society.  Graduates will recognize the professional need to continually improve and stay current in their career while executing the duties of a quality professional in an ethical fashion as described by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Student Outcomes

  1. Student Outcome 1: Quality System graduates will have an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of quality, mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined quality related problems appropriate to the quality systems discipline.
  2. Student Outcome 2: Quality System graduates will have an ability to design quality management systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs of stakeholders for broadly-defined quality related problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. Student Outcome 3: Quality System graduates will have an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. Student Outcome 4: Quality System graduates will have an ability to conduct quality assurance related standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to reduce variation and improve processes.
  5. Student Outcome 5: Quality System graduates will have an ability to function effectively as a member, as well as a leader, on technical and project teams.

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Program Learning Outcomes

  1. PLO1: Demonstrate effective communication skills through oral, written, and technologically-mediated communications.
  2. PLO2: Demonstrate strong problem solving, investigative, creative, and critical thinking skills.
  3. PLO3: Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments, and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. PLO4: Evaluate current leadership theory and practices to promote and ensure a fair, equitable, and inclusive work environment for all employees.
  5. PLO5: Apply the requisite skills to function effectively as a member, as well as a leader, on technical and project teams.
  6. PLO6: Integrate technical cognate skills and M&T program learning outcomes, to formulate new career goals and aspirations.
Management and Technology student enrollment and graduation numbers for the past three years

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in the visual communication technology major are expected to:

  1. PLO1: Demonstrate critical-thinking skills as they relate to solving visual technology problems.
  2. PLO2: Conceptualize and implement a visual technology solution in several media modes.
  3. PLO3: Demonstrate operational level skill ability in each of the visual media areas of VCT.
  4. PLO4: Research and produce an organized written rationale for using a specific medium to solve a specific visual technology problem.
  5. PLO5: Apply knowledge of industrial applications to visual communication related technologies.
Visual Communication Technology student enrollment and graduation numbers for the last three years

Updated: 07/07/2022 09:51AM