It’s a great day to be a geographer!
Texas State University is located in San Marcos, Texas along Interstate 35 between Austin and San Antonio, Texas. San Marcos sits on the transition between two distinct physiographic regions, the Edwards Plateau and the Blackland Prairie, on what we know as the Balcones Escarpment leading to the beautiful Hill Country. The crystal-clear, spring-fed San Marcos River, which flows through the Texas State campus, is created from the Edwards Aquifer at the San Marcos Springs. It provides habitat for five federally-listed endangered species found nowhere else in the world. Geography students interested in resource and environmental studies, physical geography, geographic information science and water resources quickly recognize this as a unique laboratory to explore and study.
The university provides an outstanding place to study both the physical and cultural elements of geography in one of the nation’s fastest growing regions. The opportunities and challenges associated with this rapid population growth provide real-world examples for geography students interested in studying the cultural-human aspects of urban and regional land-use planning, as well as the environmental issues associated with growth and development.
We have state-of-the-art facilities to provide students with geographic information technology skills including GIS (geographic information systems), GPS (global positioning system), and remote sensing. Geographers use these tools to locate, inventory, analyze and present spatial data providing a geographic perspective for decision-making and problem-solving.
We invite you to carefully explore our website for details about our major concentrations, student organizations and activities and geography careers.