Accreditation is proof that the quality of an academic program meets the standards of the profession.
Earning a degree is a significant achievement and an important investment in your future. Since so much of your future success depends on your educational foundation, the quality of the education you receive makes a big difference.
The world faces a shortage of critical technical skills. There is a huge demand for talented, educated people who dream big and are inspired by the idea of changing the world.
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Every day, thousands of technical jobs requiring graduation from an ABET-accreditation program are available.
Smith College was the first women's college to have an ABET-accredited program. Its Engineering Science program has been accredited since 2003.