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  • University Seminar (US 1100) is a course designed to help meet transitional needs of new Texas State University students. The course encourages reflection upon the value and nature of a university education, as well as helping students to develop strategies for life-long learning. Course content includes class discussion, student participation, and involvement in the university community. University departments, speakers, and events are commonly used resources for US 1100.


  • All first-year students who have completed 0-15 hours of college credit after high school graduation must take US 1100. Other students who are unsure of their requirements should check with their advising center.

  • US 1100 is taught by Texas State University faculty and staff from all departments and offices throughout campus. All instructors are required to have a Master's degree and previous teaching experience.


  • Special sections of University Seminar are reserved for students in these programs. A student in these programs must receive an override from the program director, and then the student must register for that section. Without the override, the student will be denied registration access to the section. If you have any questions, please contact the director of the program.

  • US 1100 classes meet once a week for at least 50 minutes for the entire semester.

  • Yes. US 1100 is a one-credit-hour class in which students earn a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F.

  • If you are not sure if you should take US 1100, see your academic advisor.