The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is dedicated to promote lifelong learning through its academic and continuing education programs. Its mission is the advancement of knowledge and the pursuit of excellence. Established in 1895 as Arlington College, this comprehensive research, teaching, and public service institution has undergone a succession of names, ownerships, and missions. Over the years, it underwent tremendous changes and came to be known as the University of Texas at Arlington. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the university offers an array of baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees. It has successfully established branch campuses in Fort Worth and Waco. Its academic units include the School of Architecture, College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Engineering, Honors College, College of Liberal Arts, School of Nursing, College of Science, School of Social Work, and School of Urban and Public Affairs. UTA's division of Continuing Education offers professional and personal education in many areas. Undergraduate areas of study include Accounting, Advertising, Anthropology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Microbiology. Master’s degree specializations are in Accounting, Architecture, Criminology and criminal justice, Economics, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, and Urban Affairs. Research studies are encouraged in areas such as Business Administration, Automation and Robotics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Urban and Public Affairs, Education, Nursing, Science, Social Work, and Electrical Engineering. Online graduate programs of UTA are considered among the best in the nation. The campus features facilities such as Texas Hall, Clay Gould Ballpark, Allan Saxe Field, Maverick Stadium, and the UTA Tennis Center. Assessment Services, Counseling Services, Career Services, Health Services, Multicultural Services, and Dining Services are available. Also, International Education, Intramural sports and QUEST Wellness Programs are offered. To enhance learning and civic responsibility through community engagement, the campus provides the Center for Community Service Learning. A wide range of books, journals, periodicals (current and bound), course reserve materials, and newspapers are housed in the University’s library. Holdings in the Special Collections division include archives, digital collections, historical manuscripts, map collections, photographs and graphics, print collection, and Spanish language collections.