May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information

Catalog Notice

The purpose of this publication is to provide information about Salisbury University to persons who work and study at the University, to persons who may be interested in applying for admission, and to parents, teachers, counselors and the general public. THIS PUBLICATION IS NEITHER A CONTRACT NOR AN OFFER TO MAKE A CONTRACT. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication, the University reserves the right to make changes at any time with respect to course offerings, degree requirements, services provided or any other subject addressed in this publication. The information in this publication is provided solely for the convenience of the reader.

All changes are implemented so that new curricular requirements will not create hardships for students who have entered under an earlier set of requirements. For the official list of University course offerings and important academic schedules, refer to the Registrar’s Office.


Salisbury University has the following accreditations:

The University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, 267-284-5000. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Public Health Program is accredited as a Standalone Baccalaureate Program (SBP) by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) as a generalist program focused on community and public health. CEPH is located at 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 202-789-1050.

Two programs in the Department of Chemistry are approved by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training, a specialized scientific society founded in 1876 and recognized though an Act of the U.S. Congress in 1937. The society is located at 1155 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, 800-333-9511.

The program in exercise science is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the CHEA. The Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES) serve as an arm of the CAAHEP and reviews all programs seeking specialized accreditation status in exercise science. The CAAHEP is located at 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350.

The baccalaureate program in respiratory therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC, formerly a specialized arm of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), became a freestanding accreditor of respiratory care programs as of November 12, 2009. CoARC is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the CHEA. CoARC is located at 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244, 817-283-2835.

The program in athletic training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The CAATE is located at 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184, 512-733-9700.

The social work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the CHEA. The CSWE is located at 1701 Duke St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457, 703-683-8080.

The degree programs in business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the CHEA. The AACSB-International is located at 777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750, Tampa, FL, 33602-5730, 813-769-6500.

The program in medical laboratory science is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, 773-714-8880.

The programs in music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248, 703-437-0700. NASM is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The programs in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001, 202-877-6791, and the Maryland Board of Nursing. The CCNE is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

All undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs in the Seidel School of Education are accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) and approved by Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

Student Health Services is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC), 5250 Old Orchard Rd., Suite 200, Skokie, IL 60077, 847-853-6060.

The Salisbury University Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155, 703-352-4225.

Professional Licensure Disclosure


Salisbury University offers several programs leading to professional licensure within the State of Maryland. States vary in what professions they require to be licensed and how licensure functions. Some states require an individual to graduate from an approved program. Others require an individual to meet certification requirements of a national organization. A specific amount of training can also be required in addition to passage of an exam based on a state requisite exam score.

State Authorization

SU is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows us to provide distance learning programs (both online and in the form of supervised field experiences) and coursework to residents of states other than Maryland. NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing requirements. As a result, licensing requirements in Maryland may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in any other state.


Relocating to another state while in the course of a program may have impacts related to remaining in the program, meeting state licensure requirements and/or continuing to receive financial aid funding. Prior to considering relocation, please contact your program advisor to discuss authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.

International Students

Prior to enrolling in any program at Salisbury University, prospective students living and/or working outside of the United States should confirm with the appropriate regulatory agency for the country in which they want to practice whether successful completion of any degree program at SU will meet the credentialing/licensing requirements of the country in which they intend to seek employment.

Student Responsibility

Students should review the specific academic requirements for the program in which they are enrolling, including those related to practicum/internship as well as pre-qualifications for licensure such as the need for a criminal background check. We highly recommend that students contact the applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence or in the state where they intend to obtain a license before beginning an academic program that results in licensure and prior to beginning any internship/practicum. Many licensure boards have additional requirements beyond successful degree completion to obtain a license. Please be advised that state laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time. Changes in requirements can impact the program’s ability to meet educational requirements for licensure. It is the responsibility of the student completing the licensure program to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license for the most recent information and requirements. SU shall not be held liable if the student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction or cannot obtain a practicum/internship location.

Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) Pre-Education Requirements

The curriculum for programs customarily leading to licensure at Salisbury University have been designed to meet the licensure/certification requirements in Maryland as well as prepare students to apply for licensure exams in the State of Maryland. The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. Students who intend to return or move to any state other than Maryland need to review the professional licensure disclosures pertaining to their program and consult with the state professional licensing board. The state professional licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure.

SU Programs Customarily Leading to Licensure

Please click on your program below to view the program webpage; details should include any licensure information. If you have questions regarding a program not listed here, please contact the program’s director.


Salisbury University has the following designations:

Maryland State Publications Depository
Serviceman’s Opportunity College
U.S. Government Selective Document Depository
American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta


Salisbury University is a member of the following organizations:

American Association for Higher Education
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
American Association of State Colleges & Universities
American Council on Education
American Educational Research Association
American Institute of Indian Studies
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Association of American Colleges & Universities
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
College Board
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Council for Opportunity in Education
Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
Council on Social Work Education
International Association of Counseling Services
National Association of Schools of Music
National Collegiate Athletics Association
National Strength and Conditioning Association
U.S. Green Building Council
Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) College Portrait

University System of Maryland

Salisbury University is a member of the University System of Maryland, which is comprised of 11 campuses and one research center.