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  • txstate.edu/cdgs
    Undergraduate Academic Center, Room 478
    512.245.2361
    cdgs@txstate.edu

    The Center for Diversity and Gender Studies (CDGS) in the College of Liberal Arts administers several interdisciplinary academic minors: African American Studies at the undergraduate level and Diversity Studies at the undergraduate and graduate level, the Women's Studies at the undergraduate level, and the Women and Gender Studies at the graduate level. These academic minors offer students the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary academic programs and activities to complement their majors while learning how to work and live in a culturally pluralistic society.  The CDGS connects students to extra-curricular activities and events sponsored by CDGS and shares information about internships, scholarships, career and leadership opportunities. Through private donations, CDGS offers annual graduate and undergraduate scholarships to students.  Additionally, CDGS houses a library with more than 300 books for students to borrow and 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. Lastly, it publishes a peer-reviewed publication, the Journal of Research on Women and Gender, available at https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg.

  • The mission of the Center for International Studies is to provide students with a quality interdisciplinary education to prepare them for international careers. Students will learn the necessary research and writing skills to pursue graduate studies or careers in law, diplomacy, and international affairs. The undergraduate and graduate international studies programs will challenge students to further explore and understand the rapidly globalizing world of today.

  • txstate.edu/cssw
    512.245.2224
    SwStudies@txstate.edu

    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.txstate.edu
    Academic Services Building North, Room 302
    512.245.2322 | 800.511.8656
    corrstudy@txstate.edu

    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, depending on the course, 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 by following the directions on the "Registering for Correspondence" page at https://www.correspondence.txstate.edu/students/registering.html.

  • owls.txstate.edu
    Pedernales Building
    512.245.2115

    Organization, 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.

    For more information, visit the website, call 512.245.2115, or email owls@txstate.edu.

  • distancelearning.txstate.edu
    Academic Services Building North, Room 302
    512.245.2322 | 800.511.8656
    DistanceEd@txstate.edu

    Texas State offers courses in many academic disciplines each semester via the internet and interactive video, 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 or off-campus 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.

  • educationabroad.txstate.edu
    Thornton International House, First Floor
    344 W. Woods St.
    512.245.1967
    educationabroad@txstate.edu

    Studying abroad is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience that will open many doors for students, both academically and personally. Education Abroad Programs expand students’ intellectual and personal development as they become immersed in other cultures. Students who participate in education 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 term to direct enrollment in an institution abroad for a full academic year. 

    Faculty-led programs are the most popular type of education 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.

    Affiliated programs are offered by third-party providers that have been approved by Texas State University. The opportunities available through affiliated programs offer diverse choices based on program length, location, academic field and type of experience such as academic courses, internships, volunteering and/or service learning. Affiliated providers offer full assistance not only while students are abroad, but also before and after the program. The cost of affiliated programs usually includes tuition, accommodations, meals, an on-site program director, in-country orientations, airport pick-up, health insurance, excursions, etc.

    The credit a student earns in an education 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 education 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.

  • One University with Two Locations
    rrc.txstate.edu
    1555 University Blvd.
    Round Rock, TX 78665-8017
    512.716.4001
    rrc@txstate.edu

    Texas State offers junior and senior undergraduate-level, as well as graduate-level courses at the Round Rock Campus (RRC).  Students can take both daytime and evening classes to complete a degree in 12 bachelor's degree programs, 22 master's degree programs, a professional doctoral degree in Physical Therapy (DPT), or students can take classes towards various certifications.  Classes are offered in varied instructional methods including face-to-face, online, and hybrid to provide students with options to enroll either full-time or part-time.

    The RRC Academic Student Services Office is an excellent resource for students, offering admissions counseling for prospective students, financial aid assistance, undergraduate academic advising, and Registrar services.

    The RRC library supports the research and information needs of students.  It offers all the resources and services of a large academic library, and students can take advantage of the collections offered by the Alkek library on the San Marcos campus through campus courier service. Professional librarians are on site to help guide research and assist with circulation of materials.

    To attend classes at the Round Rock Campus, students must apply to and be accepted at Texas State University. Classes are small and provide an environment for individual attention and increased participation. Convenient and ample parking is an additional benefit that students appreciate.

    Students enjoy the benefit of faculty who are invested in student success and staff ready to serve students to reach their educational goals.

    Visit rrc.txstate.edu for further information on programs and services as well as the class schedule.

  • txstate.edu/ie
    Thornton International House, Room 300
    344 W. Woods St.
    512.245.7810
    tsie@txstate.edu

    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. These non-credit development courses are delivered in online format only nad cover reading, writing, listening, speaking and American culture.

    TSIE program services include sponsored international student support.

    Opportunities for international students to meet native English speakers through the Global Bobcats conversation partner program are open to both international and domestic students.