FAQ


Courses

Q.  The class schedule indicates the location of a course as ARR.  Where is ARR?

  1. ARR means the course is "by arrangement." Generally, a course with ARR is not held in a regular classroom setting because it may be an independent study course, a thesis course, or the like.

Faculty

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 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.

Program

Q.  Does computer science have a PhD program?

  1. Yes, we do! The Texas State Computer Science PhD Program started in Fall 2017. For details, email the advisor at cs_phd_advisor@txstate.edu or visit the web page: https://cs.txstate.edu/academics/phd/ 

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 Computer Science courses?

  1. Yes.  Additional information is available here: https://cs.txstate.edu/resources/labs/tutoring/


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

  1. Information for Linux accounts and how to use them is located here: https://cs.txstate.edu/resources/labs/accounts/linux/

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 grad students with internships.
  • Computer Science Librarian, Dianna Morganti, holds research consultations and publishing workshops.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: