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Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice! Please feel free to look closely at our website to learn more about the department. You should know that we have accomplished faculty at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Many faculty members have strong ties with local criminal justice agencies – many are actively involved with professional organizations and many are actively involved in academic research, publishing articles and writing books.

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is a well-established program with a tradition of excellence in the classroom. We have deep roots in north Texas, the state and the region. We have graduated over five thousand students and have an obligation to the field of criminal justice; we believe that it is fundamentally important to link the theoretical with the applied side of criminal justice. In other words, good practice is predicated upon sound theory. Our majors graduate with knowledge about the component parts of the criminal justice system and crime causation; they also acquire critical thinking, writing and analytical skills. As a result, our students are well prepared for traditional and non-traditional careers in (and outside of) criminal justice. Our students receive excellent preparation for graduate and professional programs.

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice has two undergraduate (traditional and on line) programs and two graduate (cohort and traditional) programs. The cohort program is phenomenal and attracts students who have already started their professional careers. In addition, our department has a well-established traditional graduate program – with a superb reputation. Our students have had success in their chosen careers, as criminal justice professionals and as academics. I have reviewed many other programs (at other schools) and I can easily say that all of our academic programs are first rate.

As you can tell, I am very proud of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at UT Arlington. We are a very strong department (with a long history of success). We have solid faculty and staff who give one hundred percent to our students, establish high standards and encourage students to pursue their dream careers in criminal justice.

If I can help in anyway, please contact me at the main office or via email at rbing@uta.edu.

Sincerely yours,

Robert L. Bing III, Ph.D.
Professor and Interim Chair