2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Mar 07, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Accreditation, Affiliations and State Authorization


Point Loma Nazarene University is numbered among those institutions of higher education that meet or exceed the rigorous standards of accrediting associations and commissions. Point Loma Nazarene University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), for which it periodically completes a self-study that addresses recognized standards and principles of excellence.

WSCUC may be contacted at 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, or by telephone at (510) 748-9001.

In addition, Point Loma Nazarene University has gained professional and program accreditation from the following agencies:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs*
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly CADE)
California Board of Registered Nursing
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE)
Council on Social Work Education
National Association of Schools of Music

*Fermanian School of Business programs only.


Point Loma Nazarene University and individual faculty members hold membership in the following organizations:

Academy of American Poets
Academy of International Business
Academy of Management
Academy of Marketing Sciences
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Accord Network
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
African Studies Association
Alpha Psi Omega, Theatre Honor Fraternity
American Academy of Religion
American Anthropological Association
American Association for Higher Education
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
American Association of Immunologists
American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
American Chemical Society
American Choral Directors Association
American College Health Association
American College of Healthcare Executives
American College of Nurse-Midwives
American College of Sports Medicine
American College Personnel Association
American Conference of Academic Deans
American Council on Education
American Counseling Association
American Economic Association
American Educational Research Association
American Historical Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
American Institute of Graphic Artists
American Library Association
American Marketing Association
American Mathematical Society
American Physical Society
American Political Science Association
American Psychiatric Nursing Association
American Psychological Association
American School Counselors’ Association
American Scientific Affiliation
American Sociological Association
American Studies Association
Asian American Journalism Association
Associated Writing Programs
Association for Asian Studies
Association for Christians in Student Development
Association for Christians in the Mathematical Sciences
Association for Institutional Research
Association for Psychological Science
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Association for Women in Mathematics
Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
Association of American Colleges and Universities
Association of California Nurse Leaders
Association of California School Administrators
Association of Christian Economists
Association of Christian Librarians
Association of Christian Schools International
Association of Christian Schools International Administrators
Association of College and Research Libraries
Association of Computing Machinery
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
Association of the United States Army
British Society for the History of Mathematics
Broadcast Education Association
Bronte Society
California Academic and Research Libraries
California Association for Resource Specialists and Special Education Teachers
California Association of Bilingual Educators
California Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
California Association of Colleges of Nursing

California Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
California Association of Professors of Education Administration
California Association of Teachers of English
California Clinical Nurse Specialist Network
California College Health Nurses Association
California Council on Education of Teachers
California Council on Teacher Education
California Psychological Association
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
California Sociological Association
Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics
Catholic Biblical Association of America
Charles Wesley Society
Children’s Literature Association
Christian Association for Psychological Studies
Christian Business Faculty Association
Christian Holiness Partnership
Christian Library Consortium
Christians for Biblical Equality
Christians in the Visual Arts
College and University Personnel Association
College Music Society
Collegiate Media Advisors
Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession
Conference on Christianity and Literature
Conference on Faith and History
Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
Council for Higher Education
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Council for Undergraduate Research
Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences
Council of Independent Colleges
Credential Counselors and Analysts of California
Direct Marketing Association
Evangelical and Ecumenical Women’s Caucus
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association
Golden State Athletic Conference
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Institute of Management Accountants
International Association for Jazz Education
International Network for Social Network Analysis
International Reading Association
International Shakespeare Society
International Writing Centers Association
Investigative Reporters and Editors
Learning Disabilities Association
Marian Association of Helpers
Mathematical Association of America
Midwest Modern Languages Association
Modern Language Association
Music Educators National Conference
Music Teachers National Association
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
National Association for Business Economics
National Association for Education of Young Children
National Association for Research in Science Teaching
National Association of Biology Teachers
National Association of Branch Campus Administrators
National Association of Church Musicians
National Association of Christians in Special Education
National Association of Christian Social Workers
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
National Association of Evangelicals
National Association of Foreign Student Advisors
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
National Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
National Association of Schools of Music
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
National Athletic Trainer’s Association
National Career Development Association
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Council of Teachers of English
National Organization of Scholars
National Parliamentary Debate
National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology
National Science Teachers Association
National Society of Hispanic MBA’s
National Strength and Conditioning Association
National Women’s Studies Association
Nazarene Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
North American Association of Christians in Social Work
North American Christian Foreign Language Association
Nurses Serves Organization
Nursing Christian Fellowship (Intervarsity)
Pacific Sociological Association
Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Delta Lambda, Alpha Chapter of the Nazarene Honor Society
Phi Kappa Delta
Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Upsilon Omicron, National Honor Society of Family and Consumer Sciences

Psi Chi,  The International Honor Society in Psychology
Religion News Writers Association
Renaissance Society of America
Rocky Mountain Psychological Association
San Diego/Imperial County Libraries Disaster Response Network
San Diego Press Club
San Diego Sports Commission
Shakespeare Society of America
Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nursing (Zeta Mu Chapter)
Sigma Xi
Société des Professeurs francais et francophones d’Amerique
Society for Applied Anthropology
Society for Christian Ethics
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Society for Human Resource Management
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology
Society for the Study of Reproduction
Society of Biblical Literature
Society of Professional Journalists
Southern California Instruction Librarians
Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium
TASH: Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion for People with Disabilities
The Association of Departments of English
The Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education
The California Chicano News Media Association
The College Board
The Conference on Christianity and Literature
The National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
Wesleyan Philosophical Society
Wesleyan Theological Society
Western Association of Graduate Schools
Western Decision Sciences Institute
Western Psychological Association

State Authorization

State authorization is a formal determination by a state that Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) is approved to conduct activities regulated by that state or U.S. Territory. PLNU is not required to obtain state authorization in every state or U.S. Territory, and the University has opted at this time not to seek authorization in some states and U.S. Territories. In certain states, PLNU is unable to offer distance education courses or internship/field experience opportunities. Additionally, PLNU meets the criteria for an exemption from state authorization in certain states. A current list of authorizations and exemptions is available on the institutional website.