University College

Success Starts Here

University College is home to the PACE Center, the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree program, University Seminar, and many other academic and student-focused initiatives.
Student meeting with her Peer Mentor

PACE Center

The Personalized Academic and Career Exploration (PACE) Center is home to first-year programs and services including academic advising, peer mentoring, success coaching, and career exploration.

UC Advising Center

The University College Advising Center works with students who are exploring majors, planning to pursue a business degree, or majoring in the Bachelor of General Studies program.
Student walking near the UAC arch.

Common Experience

Texas State University presents an academic theme each year with related events for everyone. This is our Common Experience.

Thousands of students listen to hip-hop artist and actor, Common, as he speaks at Strahan Arena
More than 6,300 attended the LBJ Distinguished Lecture delivered by Common in October 2019.

#1 in the Nation

We offer more Common Experience events and opportunities than any other university.