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    Undergraduate Academic Center, First Floor

    Personalized Academic and Career Exploration (PACE) Center

    Undergraduate Academic Center, First Floor

    512.245.PACE (7223)

    University College Advising Center
    Undergraduate Academic Center, First Floor

    University College is dedicated to providing Texas State students with an exceptional undergraduate experience that is clearly focused on graduation and promotes personal and professional success. Home to academic and co-curricular programs, University College values diversity in both people and educational opportunities. 

    The Bachelor of General Studies program is an interdisciplinary degree for students with specialized academic interests. BGS faculty and advisors help students in the program develop unique career goals that are matched by three Texas State minors. 

    The National Student Exchange program allows students to broaden their personal and educational perspectives by attending up to two semesters at other NSE institutions at in-state tuition rates. Likewise, the Common Reading program inspires campus-wide conversations and prepares students for discussions of relative topics both at the university and with members of the community.

    With programs such as the Personalized Academic and Career Exploration (PACE) Center, University College Advising Center, the University Seminar (US 1100) course, the Athletic Academic Center (AAC), the Texas Success Initiative Program (TSIP) and Developing Hispanic Institutions Title III / V programs, student success is at the heart of University College.  At Texas State, freshmen students begin their educational journey at the PACE Center — the university’s commitment to Personalized Academic and Career Exploration. It reflects a philosophy of enhancing student achievement within and outside the classroom through four student-centered programs:

    • Academic Advising — helps students select the right classes, build a class schedule customized to meet their personal and academic needs, and develop a plan for educational success focused on graduation.
    • Career Counseling — helps students clarify career interests and develop a résumé needed to successfully transition into the professional world.
    • Mentoring and Academic Coaching — helps students become engaged and successful in their major through peer mentoring and academic coaching opportunities and to develop networking skills essential to career success.
    • University Seminar (US 1100) — helps students transition to Texas State by leading them in discovering campus support networks, offering opportunities to make new friends and providing mentoring from one of the university’s exceptional faculty. 

    University College Advising Services provides accessible, friendly and accurate academic advising for students who are undecided about a major, those who are changing majors, those who are working toward admission into a particular program and those majoring in general studies. Advisors will assist students in researching options, evaluating alternatives and making decisions so that they may make realistic and satisfying choices of majors. They will also provide guidance in completing general education requirements. 

    University Seminar (US 1100) helps incoming freshmen transition to college life by getting students involved in the university community and supporting PACE initiatives through related instruction, activities and guidance. Class assignments may include attending a university event such as a play or a keynote speech and writing a short report about the experience. Through US 1100 career assessment projects, students learn about individual career interests, find organizations and activities related to their academic fields, and develop a plan that will lead to graduation and professional success.

    The Athletic Academic Center (AAC) assists student-athletes by providing support and development in academic excellence, athletic excellence, community service and career exploration, as well as opportunities for personal growth. In conjunction with the assistant athletic director for Compliance Services, the AAC educates student-athletes about NCAA rules and regulations and monitors their progress for continuing eligibility. AAC advisors verify course selections to ensure student-athletes are working toward their degrees, achieving satisfactory academic progress and meeting GPA requirements.

    The Texas Success Initiative Program (TSIP) is a statewide initiative created to improve student success in college-level course work. As part of the program, all students enrolled in Texas public colleges or universities complete required assessments to determine math, reading and writing proficiency.  Developmental course instruction is provided to students needing to strengthen their basic academic skills. More information about this program, assessment requirements and exemptions can be found in the Academic Policies section of the Undergraduate Catalog under Texas Legislative Requirements.

    University College is home to three U. S. Department of Education Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions grant programs. The first, titled “Mentoring and Academic Coaching: Foundations for Student Success at Texas State University,” supports initiatives aimed at enhancing student retention and persistence during the first year of college. Examples of services students receive through this program include peer mentoring, academic coaching and a comprehensive financial education program. In addition, Career and Financial Education (CAFÉ) provides financial education and a career readiness curriculum to continuing Texas State students as they progress to graduation. Finally, IMPACTing STEM Success at Texas State University expands student academic support for STEM students, professional development for students and faculty, and opportunities to participate in a summer research immersion activity with a faculty mentor.

    Texas State University presents an academic theme each year, providing numerous opportunities for everyone — students, faculty, staff and community members — to share in a Common Experience. The Common Experience offers themed exhibitions and events throughout the year, including the LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series, named for Texas State’s most famous alumnus, President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The series brings to reality President Johnson’s desire to invite some of the finest minds in the country to the campus to speak. As part of the Common Experience, all incoming first-year students receive a critically acclaimed book related to the year’s theme. Students discuss the book in their University Seminar class.

    Agriculture Building, Suite 300

    Undergraduate Academic Advising Center
    Agriculture Building, Room 201

    The College of Applied Arts includes these departments and schools:

    • Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) 
    • Agriculture 
    • Criminal Justice 
    • Family and Consumer Sciences 
    • Military Science (Army ROTC)
    • Occupational, Workforce and Leadership Studies 
    • Social Work

    The college also includes the following institutes and centers:

    • Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) 
    • Center for Applied Interdisciplinary Research (CAIR)
    • Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation (GII) 
    • Child Development Center (CDC)
    • Richter Research Institute
    • Texas Justice Court Training Center 
    McCoy Hall, Suite 530

    CenturyLink Undergraduate Academic Advising Center
    McCoy Hall, Suite 115

    The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration includes these departments:

    • Accounting 
    • Computer Information Systems  and Quantitative Methods 
    • Finance and Economics 
    • Management 
    • Marketing 

    McCoy College also includes the following centers:

    • Center for Entrepreneurial Action
    • Center for Professional Sales
    • Institute for Global Business
    • Small Business Development Center

    The college provides the opportunity for developing leadership and professional skills through the McCoy Experience, a student development program that includes the Business Living-Learning Community, a cohort of students that attend core courses and live in a residence hall together; McCoy College Ambassadors, student leaders and representatives for McCoy College; and Business Leadership Week, an event that brings alumni and business professionals to the college for a series of lectures, panels and interactive workshops. Advanced business majors may apply
    to the Student Managed Investment Portfolio (SMIF) course to gain real experience managing a portfolio for the McCoy College of Business Foundation. The college supports 20 active student organizations.
    McCoy College is accredited by AACSB International – the Association
     to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In addition, the Department
    of Accounting holds separate accounting accreditation by AACSB.

    Education Building, Room 2001

    The College of Education includes these departments and schools: 

    • Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology 
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Health and Human Performance

    College of Education Undergraduate Academic Advising Center
    Education Building, Room 2143

    The Education Advising Center serves students seeking an undergraduate degree through the College of Education. Advisors assist students with exploration of career and educational goals, selection of educational programs, interpretation of policies and procedures, advisement regarding course sequencing and degree requirements, referral to other university resources, and verification of graduation requirements. 

    College of Education Office of Educator Preparation
    Education Building, Room 2016
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    The Office of Educator Preparation (OEP) assists undergraduate, graduate
    and post-baccalaureate students through the process of educator certification in accordance with state of Texas administrative code. OEP staff collaborate with departments across the university to ensure program compliance and accreditation, coordinate relationships with partner districts, arrange field placements,  and secure clinical practice (student teaching) placement and supervision.

    Old Main, Room 112

    Undergraduate Academic Advising Center
    Old Main, Room 110

    The College of Fine Arts and Communication includes these departments
    and schools:

    • Art and Design
    • Communication Studies
    • Journalism and Mass Communication
    • Music
    • Theatre and Dance
    Encino Hall, Room 201

    Undergraduate Academic Advising Center
    Encino Hall, Room 207

    The College of Health Professions includes these departments, programs and schools:

    • Clinical Laboratory Science
    • Communication Disorders
    • Health Administration
    • Health Information Management
    • Nursing
    • Physical Therapy
    • Radiation Therapy
    • Respiratory Care

    The college also includes the:

    • Physical Therapy Clinic
    • Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
    • Texas State Sleep Center
    Flowers Hall, Room 313

    Undergraduate Academic Advising Center
    Flowers Hall, Room 322

    The College of Liberal Arts includes these departments:

    • Anthropology
    • English
    • Geography
    • History
    • Modern Languages
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

    The college is home to three interdisciplinary centers:

    • International Studies
    • Diversity and Gender Studies
    • Study of the Southwest

    The following centers are housed within the college’s departments:

    • Center for Archaeological Studies
    • Center for the Arts and Symbolism of Ancient America
    • Center for Middle American Research
    • Center for Research, Public Policy, and Training
    • Center for Texas Public History
    • Center for Social Inquiry
    • Center for Texas Music History
    • Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State 
    • Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education
    • James and Marilyn Lovell Center for Environmental Geography
    • and Hazards Research
    • National Center for Research in Geography Education
    • Texas Center for Geographic Information Science
    • William P. Hobby Center for Public Service
    • Writing Center

    The college fosters education in the social sciences and the humanities and offers numerous study abroad programs. More than 50 percent of the required core curriculum courses are taught in the College of Liberal Arts.

    Centennial Hall, Room 201

    Undergraduate Academic Advising Center
    Centennial Hall, Room 202

    The College of Science and Engineering includes these departments
    and schools:

    • Biology
    • Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Ingram School of Engineering
    • Engineering Technology
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    J.C. Kellam Administration Building, Suite 280

    Beginning in 1937 when the first graduate degree was offered, graduate education has a long tradition at Texas State University. Today, The Graduate College offers over 100 outstanding graduate programs covering a broad spectrum of academic disciplines at convenient times (evenings and weekends), formats (online, in person and hybrid), and at both the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses. The demonstrated advantages of graduate education include more recognition, better job prospects and greater career advancement, and a higher earning potential in academia, industry and cultural institutions. Just as importantly, while earning a graduate degree, students engage in stimulating teaching, research and creative endeavors, which promise to bring intellectual fulfillment, personal growth and a deep sense of accomplishment. Graduate students at Texas State are trained not only to consume knowledge but also to produce it, thus creating new knowledge that allows society to solve problems and advancing our understanding and interpretation of the world around us.

    Admission to The Graduate College

    Generally, graduate-degree-seeking applicants must submit the officially designated online application, a nonrefundable application fee, and official transcripts; however, most programs require additional documents and/or interviews. For program-specific admission requirements and deadline information, visit International students must provide additional materials, a description of which can be found at Applicants with a baccalaureate degree interested in obtaining initial teaching or professional certification or a Texas State certificate can find out more at

    Assistantships, Scholarships and External Funding

    Teaching and research assistantships offer students the opportunity to earn a stipend while gaining valuable experience in their field. Information and application forms for assistantships are available from program advisors or academic departments.

    The Graduate College offers a variety of fellowships and scholarships (ranging from $1,000–$9,000).  Fellowships and scholarships are competitively based and are available to qualified students who are regularly admitted to their program of study. Students who are not Texas residents and receive a Texas State competitive scholarship of at least $1,000 may be eligible to pay in-state/resident tuition. The application deadline for most scholarships is February 1. 

    In addition, The Graduate College provides financial support for research activities in the form of thesis and dissertation support fellowships and conference travel funds.  

    The Graduate College also maintains a searchable database filled with a variety of scholarships, fellowships, grants, internships and other awards offered by external institutions and selected specifically for Texas State students. An external funding coordinator is also available to help students identify different sources of funding and to provide one-on-one assistance throughout the application process.

    For more information about financing your graduate education, visit

    Graduate Programs

    More information can be found at

    Doctoral and Professional Programs

    • Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    • Aquatic Resources
    • Computer Science
    • Criminal Justice
    • Developmental Education 
    • Geography
    • Geographic Education
    • Geographic Information Science
    • Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization
    • Mathematics Education
    • Physical Therapy
    • School Improvement

    Master’s and Specialist Programs 

    College of Applied Arts

    • Agricultural Education
    • Criminal Justice
    • Family and Child Studies
    • Human Nutrition
    • Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Occupational,
    • Workforce, and Leadership Studies
    • Management of Technical Education
    • Merchandising and Consumer Studies
    • Social Work – Advanced Practice Leadership 

    McCoy College of Business Administration

    • Accounting
    • Accounting and Information Technology
    • Business Administration
    • Human Resource Management

    College of Education

    • Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    • Athletic Training
    • Developmental Education
    • Educational Leadership
    • Educational Technology
    • Elementary Education
    • Elementary Education Bilingual/Bicultural
    • Exercise Science
    • Health Education
    • Physical Education
    • Professional Counseling
    • Reading Education
    • Recreation Management
    • School Psychology
    • Secondary Education
    • Special Education
    • Student Affairs in Higher Education
    • Therapeutic Recreation

    College of Fine Arts and Communication

    • Communication Design
    • Communication Studies
    • Mass Communication
    • Music
    • Music Education
    • Theatre

    College of Health Professions

    • Communication Disorders
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Health Information Management
    • Healthcare Administration
    • Leadership and Administration in Nursing
    • Respiratory Care

    College of Liberal Arts

    • Anthropology
    • Applied Philosophy and Ethics
    • Applied Sociology
    • Creative Writing
    • Dementia and Aging Studies
    • Geography
    • Geographic Information Science
    • Geography Resource and Environmental Studies
    • History
    • International Studies
    • Legal Studies
    • Literature
    • Political Science
    • Psychological Research
    • Public Administration
    • Rhetoric and Composition
    • Sociology
    • Spanish
    • Sustainability Studies
    • Technical Communication

    College of Science and Engineering

    • Aquatic Resources
    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Population and Conservation Biology
    • Software Engineering
    • Technology Management
    • Wildlife Ecology

    Texas State Certificate Programs

    • Adult English as a Second/Foreign Language
    • Autism*
    • Behavioral Disorders/Positive Behavioral Support*
    • Corporate Communication and Training
    • Healthcare Administration
    • Intelligence Analysis
    • Learning Disabilities/Inclusion*
    • Long-term Care Administration
    • Music Performance
    • Paralegal Studies*
    • Professional Ethics
    • Public History Studies

    *Available only when taken concurrently with corresponding master’s degree. 

    Round Rock Campus

    Master’s Programs

    • Business Administration
    • Communication Disorders
    • Computer Science
    • Educational Leadership
    • Elementary Education
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies
    • Leadership and Administration in Nursing
    • Management of Technical Education
    • Physical Therapy
    • Professional Counseling
    • Public Administration
    • Respiratory Care
    • Software Engineering
    • Technical Communication

    Certificate Programs

    • Healthcare Administration