Even though Texas State's student body increases by the thousands every year, professors continue to go out of their way to ensure that students in their classes are receiving the attention they need in order to excel in their studies. Even in the 300-plus classrooms, professors always have office hours and will provide students with their e-mail address and phone number on the class syllabus so that students can always contact them when a problem arises. Mostly, Texas State University is known for its programs in criminal justice, mass communication, forensic anthropology, and geography, as well as the McCoy Business College. In fact, Texas State has one of the only Ph.D. programs for geography in the state of Texas. Students from all around the world, from countries like China, Italy, and the Netherlands, come to study geography at Texas State.
The Alkek Library is an excellent place for students to go and study. And—it's huge! At seven stories, the Texas State Library (along with Old Main) can be seen from Interstate 35. There is even a museum on the seventh floor. The librarians are always willing to help students with research questions or citation issues; they even have an instant messaging system set up through the library's home page where students can ask librarians questions from home. The library also houses the SLAC program, the Student Learning Assistance Center located on the fourth floor of the library, which is aimed at helping students in various areas of study. SLAC provides a walk-in tutoring lab, superb online resources, and editors to help you with your essays. You can even e-mail your essay to them from home and they will edit it for you, and then e-mail you back with corrections and suggestions.