Academic Colleges

  • 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) 
    • Agricultural Sciences
    • Criminal Justice and Criminology 
    • Family and Consumer Sciences 
    • Military Science (Army ROTC)
    • Occupation, Workforce, and Leadership Studies (OWLS)
    • Social Work

    The college also includes the following institutes and centers:

    • Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)
    • Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation (GII) 
    • Child Development Center (CDC)
    • 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 includes these departments:

    • Accounting 
    • Finance and Economics
    • Information Systems and Analytics 
    • Management 
    • Marketing 

    McCoy College also includes the following centers:

    • Center for Professional Sales
    • Institute for Global Business
    • McCoy College Student Success Center
    • Small Business Development Center

    The college provides the opportunity for developing leadership and professional skills through the McCoy Edge, 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 over 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

    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 118

    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
    San Marcos Campus

    Avery Building, Room 401
    Round Rock Campus

    Undergraduate Academic Advising Center
    Encino Hall, Room 302
    San Marcos Campus

    The College of Health Professions includes these departments, programs and schools on the San Marcos campus:

    • Clinical Laboratory Science
    • Health Administration
    • Health Informatics and Information Management
    • Radiation Therapy
    • San Marcos Community Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

    The College of Health Professions includes these departments, schools, and clinics on the Round Rock Campus:

    • Communication Disorders
    • Health Information Management
    • Nursing
    • Physical Therapy
    • Radiation Therapy
    • Respiratory Care
    • Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
    • Ascension Seton Williamson Sleep Center at Texas State University
  • Flowers Hall, Room 313

    Undergraduate Academic Advising Center
    Flowers Hall, Room 322

    The College of Liberal Arts includes these departments:

    • Anthropology
    • English
    • Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
    • History
    • World Languages and Literatures
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

    The College is home to four interdisciplinary centers:

    • Center for International Studies
    • Center for Diversity and Gender Studies
    • Center for the Study of the Southwest
    • University Writing Center

    The following Research Centers are housed within the College’s departments:

    • Center for Archaeological Studies
    • Center for the Arts and Symbolism of Ancient America
    • Center for Research, Public Policy, and Training
    • Center for Texas Public History
    • Center for Texas Music History
    • Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State 
    • Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education
    • Institute for Government Innovation
    • Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
    • National Center for Research in Geography Education
    • Texas Center for Geographic Information Science
    • William P. Hobby Center for Public Service

    The College fosters education in the social sciences and the humanities and offers numerous study abroad programs. College of Liberal Arts professors teach more than 50 percent of the required core curriculum courses.

  • 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 advance our understanding and interpretation of the world around us.

  • Lampasas Building, Rm. 407      

    The Honors College at Texas State offers an enriched curriculum in which students of all disciplines work closely with faculty, pursue independent and collaborative research, and enhance their education through co-curricular experiences that foster intellectual growth and community. The curriculum consists of innovative, seminar-style courses designed by top teaching and research faculty and culminates with the honors thesis, a signature work that students complete their senior year designed to prepare them for post-graduate academic and professional success.

    Founded in 1967, the Honors College is currently located in historic Lampasas Hall, adjacent to Old Main. The building includes seminar rooms, study rooms, a multicultural lounge, a student computer lab and the Honors Coffee Forum — an inviting space designed for coffee, conversation and study.

    Academic Program

    Honors students are expected to demonstrate meaningful and sustained engagement with the academic and co-curricular opportunities in the college while maintaining a cumulative TXST or overall GPA above 3.25.

    Admission to the Honors College is granted on a rolling deadline. Entering first-year students who have graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class, who have earned a composite score of 27 on the ACT or 1270 on the SAT, or who are excelling in their chosen field are eligible to apply for admission. All applications are reviewed holistically. Returning and transfer students with a current GPA of 3.25 or higher are also eligible to apply. There is no cost to join the Honors College, and outstanding students can apply for scholarships awarded through the college.

    Students wishing to graduate in the Honors College may choose one of two pathways:

    • Traditional graduation in the Honors College, which requires the completion of at least 15 honors credit hours including an honors thesis while maintaining a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
    • The minor in honors studies, which requires the completion of at least 21 honors credit hours (3 of which normally include the senior seminar), an honors thesis, and a demonstration of cross-cultural competency (such as a completed study abroad program).

    Texas State recognizes graduation in the Honors College by: adding a special honors annotation to the official Texas State transcript; and awarding a certificate from the Honors College as a supplement to the diploma. The Honors College also awards its graduates a special medallion to be worn during commencement as part of their Texas State regalia.

    To accommodate these graduation requirements, the Honors College grants early registration privileges to students in good standing. During the fall, spring and summer terms, students may choose from a diverse mixture of honors courses, many of which count towards general education requirements, major and minor requirements, or advanced departmental electives. All classes, including honors sections, are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Academic Program

    • The Honors College sponsors conferences for Texas State undergraduates to present their research and creative projects. The Honors College also administers the Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) which provides scholarships in support of independent research and creative projects from any discipline. Through its IDEA Center (see below), the Honors College provides advising and endorsements for applications to prestigious postgraduate fellowships and scholarships such as the Gates Scholarship, Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship, Truman Scholarship, and many others. The Texas State Undergraduate Research Journal (TXSTUR) is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal edited and published by honors students each spring and fall.
    • Bobcat IDEA/The IDEA Center: A part of the university's current Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), the theme of which is undergraduate research, Bobcat Innovation, Discovery, Exploration, and Analysis, or IDEA, supports and promotes undergraduate research and creative expression through pursuing three interrelated goals: (I) assisting undergraduates in gaining awareness of research and ethical research practices, (II) helping undergraduates synthesize current research, and (III) enabling undergraduates to produce a research or creative project.
      As the office within the Honors College that implements Bobcat IDEA, The IDEA Center coordinates and promotes the QEP's three goals. Through training, workshops, and coursework, the IDEA Center can prepare any Texas State undergraduate (either Honors or non-Honors) for participating in a faculty-mentored research or creative expression project. The IDEA Center also sponsors conferences for Texas State undergraduates to present their research and creative projects. The IDEA Center can help any Texas State undergraduate learn about their compatibility with undergraduate fellowships, awards, and/or postgraduate fellowship and scholarship opportunities. Interested students can email the or to learn about external funding opportunities and/or to make an appointment for a consultation.