Texas State University-San Marcos: Distance Learning Programs

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San Marcos, Texas
Correspondence and Extension Studies

Texas State University-San Marcos was founded in 1899. It is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It first offered distance learning courses in 1953. In fall 2003, there were 1,500 students enrolled in distance learning courses. Institutionally administered financial aid is available to distance learners.

Services Distance learners have accessibility to bookstore, campus computer network, e-mail services, library services, tutoring.

Contact Carolyn Bettelheim, Administrative Assistant, Texas State University-San Marcos, 302 ASB North, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666. Telephone: 512-245-2322. Fax: 512-245-8934. E-mail: [email protected]


Programs offered do not lead to a degree or other formal award.


Undergraduate— art history; biological sciences/life sciences, other; biology; business; criminal justice and corrections; criminology; dance; English composition; English creative writing; English language and literature, general; English language and literature/letters, other; English literature (British and Commonwealth); geography; health and medical administrative services; health services administration; history; mathematics; mathematics and computer science; music; philosophy; political science and government; psychology; sociology; Spanish.

Graduate— geography; mathematics.

Special Message

Texas State University–San Marcos is located in the Texas Hill Country. Established in 1899, it has grown into a major doctoral-granting institution, nationally recognized in many areas, with more than 25,000 students, 1,000 faculty members, and more than 100,000 graduates. Texas State also offers a comprehensive extended and distance learning program to all students.

The Office of Extended and Distance Learning offers college credit and support services through the Internet, interactive TV, correspondence study, satellite teaching locations throughout central Texas, and study-abroad programs. Faculty members incorporate a variety of distributed technologies into their instructional programs. More than 100 courses are available to help students balance busy schedules and meet educational goals.

Texas State has offered correspondence courses to students since 1954. Currently, the Office of Correspondence Studies offers more than sixty accredited undergraduate and graduate university courses in a variety of subjects. Correspondence courses are available for enrollment at any time during the year, and students may take up to one full year to complete a course. Print-based and online courses are available. Students may submit assignments by e-mail and receive free online tutoring for many courses. A student need not be admitted to Texas State to take a Texas State correspondence course. For more information about correspondence study at Texas State, students should visit the Web site at http://www.txstate.edu/correspondence/or call the Office of Correspondence Studies at 800-511-8656 (toll-free).

Non-credit— health and medical administrative services.

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