Q.  Where are the computer science faculty offices located?

  1. All computer science faculty offices on the main San Marcos campus are in the Comal Building.  Faculty office spaces are shared in the Avery Building at the Round Rock campus and may change each semester, so please check with the main RRC office or directly with the faculty member.

Q.  Where can I get more information about the instructors?

  1. The computer science instructors are listed on our Faculty web page. Texas State University also has Faculty Profiles that include instructor information about scholarly works, research, and education.


Q.  Does computer science have a Ph.D. program?

  1. Yes, we do! The Texas State Computer Science Ph.D. Program started in Fall 2017. For details, email the advisor at cs_phd_advisor@txstate.edu or visit the Computer Science Ph.D. web page

Q.  I'm a new student. What information and links do I need?

  1. You can download this PDF for links to the most commonly requested student resources. 

Computer Labs and Computer Systems

Q.  Is tutoring available for students enrolled in Computer Science courses?

  1. Yes. Additional information is available on our Tutoring Resources page

Q.  Where can information about my Linux account be found?

  1. Information for Linux accounts and how to use them is located here on our Linux Accounts page.

Q.  I'm a new to Linux. What do I need to know to get started?

  1. A Introduction tutorial is available via Canvas: https://canvas.txstate.edu/courses/1697110 


Q. How do I drop a class?

  1. How to drop a class link.

Q. I can not log in/ My Net-ID is not working! 

  1. Contact the ITAC Assistance Center

Q. I have a hold on my account. What do I do? 

  1. Review the Registration Holds information. Follow the instructions to review your holds, and then scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the university contact information for each type of hold. 

Q. Does the CS Department have any jobs? 

  1. Check out our Student Employment page. 

Student Resources

Q.  What resources do you offer for students?

  1. Texas State University has a myriad of resources for students, including, but not limited to:
  • Computer Science Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Roger Edgar, helps Ph.D. students with internships.
  • Computer Science Librarian, Tricia Boucher, holds research consultations and publishing workshops.
  • Laptop checkout from the computer help desk on the 2nd floor of the Alkek Library. Late fees apply.
  • SendNPrint documents from a student's personal computer to select SendNPrint spots on campus. Fees apply.
  • Find research help, writing guides, reserve a study space, and more at Alkek Library.
  • Accounts to Linux, MySQL, and Oracle for students enrolled in certain computer science courses.
  • GitHub, a web-based hosting service for software development projects that use the Git revision control system.
  • Free open computer labs across campus.
  • Free computer science tutoring by appointment or walk-in basis.
  • Free 3-D printing for computer science majors. Email cs_helpdesk@txstate.edu for more information. Visit Thingiverse for free designs.
  • Free and fast Wi-Fi Network that covers nearly the entire campuses of San Marcos and Round Rock.
  • Free Office 365 includes downloadable apps for Windows and Mac computers, as well as cloud-based versions of many apps.
  • Free Mathematica, which provides a single integrated system that covers the breadth and depth of technical computing.
  • Free Lynda.com, which offers video-based tutoring taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills.
  • Free MATLAB, which integrates computation, visualization, and programming in an easy-to-use environment. 

Q.  Are there any clubs related to computer science?

  1. Yes! The following student-run organizations deal with computer programming:
  • EXE Club - Linux, Device Development, Exploring New Topics - EXE Facebook Group
  • Girls Who Code- Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization focused on closing the gender gap in technology-related fields. They focus on providing resources and connections for women and non-binary students. - Canvas Site
  • Google Developer Student Club- Google Developer Student Clubs (GDSC) are community groups for college and university students interested in Google developer technologies. - Canvas Site