The Center for Diversity and Gender Studies (CDGS) in the College of Liberal Arts administers both the diversity studies and the women’s studies minor at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
CDGS helps prepare students to work and live in a pluralistic society through curricular and co-curricular activities — symposia, workshops, exhibits, diversity reading discussions and research projects. In addition, it assists faculty with resources and professional development activities to encourage the infusion of multiculturalism in the curriculum through the Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute. It houses a resource area with more than 300 books. The center sponsors a Women and Gender Research Collaborative with its own online, peer-reviewed publication, the Journal of Research on Women and Gender. Through private donations, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies offers annual graduate and undergraduate scholarships to students. The director of CDGS works in collaboration with an advisory council of faculty and staff representing several Texas State colleges and departments.
The Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State University engages faculty and students in the richness and diversity of Texas, the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico via curriculum development, public outreach and research that give focus to intercultural studies through examining the region’s people, institutions, history, art, and physical and cultural ecology.
Correspondence self-paced study provides the opportunity to earn college-level course credit through online, non-semester-based courses. Most courses can be completed within two to three months. Maximum course enrollment is for six or nine months, and students may enroll in courses at any time during the academic year. The Office of Distance and Extended Learning offers undergraduate university courses through correspondence self-paced study in a variety of subjects. Courses are open to those who meet departmental and course prerequisites and Texas Success Initiative Program (TSIP) requirements (txstate.edu/tsip). If you complete your course while residing in a state outside of Texas, then Texas State University is bound by the state authorization rules of the state in which you reside.
A listing of correspondence self-paced course offerings can be found on the Correspondence Self-Paced Studies website at correspondence.txstate.edu/students/course-offerings. Texas State students may register for correspondence self-paced courses at any time through Flexible Registration at ssb.txstate.edu/flexibleregistration/index.jsp?frc=CORR.
Occupational, Workforce and Leadership Studies offers degrees designed for working adults. In our undergraduate bachelor of applied arts and sciences program, students may utilize academic credit for work-life experience, tests such as the CLEP, online/hybrid evening classes, and classes available in Round Rock and San Marcos to meet credit requirements. The degree is customized based on career goals, interests and professional development needs.
Two distinctive master’s degree options are available as well, which are taught by online and hybrid delivery for working adults. Advising and information sessions are available in San Marcos, in Round Rock and online. Call us to find out more about propelling your career.
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Texas State offers courses in several academic disciplines each semester via the internet and ITV, at various off-campus locations, at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus, and during evenings and weekends on campus. A listing of these courses can be found on the CatsWeb schedule of classes under the headings of “Instructional Method” (all categories except for “Face to Face”) and “Campus” (all categories except for “Main”). The procedure for enrolling in a distance learning course is the same as that for enrolling in a class at the San Marcos campus. Students enroll using CatsWeb.
Texas State also offers a number of partially and fully online degree programs. A list of these programs can be found on the Distance and Extended Learning website distancelearning.txstate.edu/students/program-offerings.
Texas State offers junior-, senior- and graduate-level courses at the Round Rock Campus (RRC). Classes for Health Professions programs are offered during the daytime. Most other programs offer courses in the evenings, Monday through Thursday after 5 p.m. and generally meet only one night per week. Some classes are also offered on Saturday morning. Classes are offered face-to-face, with some also available via instructional video conferencing, online and in a hybrid method that requires only two or three classroom meetings per semester.
The RRC One-Stop Student Services Center provides a full range of student services, including admissions counseling, assistance to veterans, academic advising, registration and testing.
Several student organizations, including the Student Leadership and Activities Organization, Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, Psychology Organization and Student Veteran Alliance are now active in Round Rock.
The library staff assists students with research and provides both group and quiet study areas. The campus is equipped with wireless technology, and staff assistants are available to answer questions.
To attend classes at the Round Rock Campus, students must apply to and be accepted at Texas State University.
Texas State’s Round Rock Campus offers a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and one doctorate. Visit rrc.txstate.edu for information on programs and services as well as a class schedule.
Studying abroad is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience that will open many doors for students, both academically and personally. Study Abroad Programs expand students’ intellectual and personal development as they become immersed in other cultures. Students who study abroad gain a global perspective, an appreciation for a multicultural world and a clearer understanding of their own cultures.
A variety of programs are available to students, ranging from participating in Texas State faculty-led programs for a summer or winter term to direct enrollment in an institution abroad for a full academic year.
Faculty-led programs are the most popular type of study abroad program at Texas State. Every year, hundreds of students participate in these programs. Under the leadership of Texas State professors, these group-based programs include class instruction, mentoring, accommodations, organized visits and cultural encounters. Most of these programs are offered during the summer and cover many academic disciplines and locations around the world.
The International Student Exchange Program provides students with an opportunity to study abroad at costs approximate to Texas State rates. Participants may study at a participating institution for one or two long semesters, depending on the guidelines of the specific program as well as space availability. Courses in a variety of subject areas are available through this program, offering Texas State students a unique opportunity to enhance their university education with an international experience. In most cases, students do not need to be fluent in the language of the host country.
The credit a student earns in a study abroad program may be applied toward a degree at Texas State. Most of the financial aid that students receive for studying on the Texas State campus may be applied toward Texas State study abroad programs. Qualified Texas State students are also eligible for the International Education Fee Scholarship. This scholarship program is funded through the student service fee account. The scholarships are distributed in a competition open to all undergraduate and graduate Texas State students, including international students, who meet the established eligibility requirements.
Intensive English language instruction and test preparation courses (TOEFL and IELTS) are provided for international and domestic students, staff and faculty who want to improve their academic English. Both non-credit and credit bearing options are provided in reading, writing, listening, speaking and American culture. A conditional admission category is available for international students whose English proficiency provisionally meets university standards: the Bridge Program (undergraduate and many graduate programs).
TSIE program services include an administration of the Institutional TOEFL Paper-Based test (ITP) each semester.
Opportunities for English language learning students to meet native English speakers through its Conversation Partners program and Conversation Circle events are available to both international and domestic students.