Core Requirements for the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science

These programs are designed primarily for students who desire to continue their education at a four-year college/university. At Lone Star College System, the associate of arts degree and the associate of science degree are generalized degrees. Each degree will not list a specific major but will be called associate of arts or associate of science.

While certain courses are recommended, the requirements are essentially the basic first year and second year offerings appropriate for the first two years of many baccalaureate degree programs. Students who successfully complete the degree requirements of the programs of study will be eligible to receive the associate of arts degree or the associate of science degree from Lone Star College System.

A course cannot count toward more than one requirement of the degree with the exception of the multicultural requirement.

Core Component Course Options Semester Credit Hours

Communication

ENGL 1301

6 hours

(including 3 hours
of Speech)

SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, 1321

 

Mathematics

MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 2318, 2412, 2413 

3 hours

Life & Physical Sciences

BIOL 1406 or 1408, 1407 or 1409, 2401, 2402, 2404, 2406, 2416, 2420, 2421 

CHEM 1405, 1411, 1412, 1419, 2423, 2425

ENVR 1401, 1402

GEOL 1403, 1404, 1405, 1445

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1410, 2425, 2426 

8 hours

Creative Arts

ARTS 1301,1303,1304

DANC 2303

DRAM 1310, 2366

MUSI 1306, 1308, 1309, 1310 

3 hours

Language, Philosophy, & Culture

ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, 2341, 2342, 2343, 2351

HUMA 1301, 1302

PHIL 1301, 1304, 2306,, 2307, 2316, 2317, 2318, 2321

ARAB 2311, 2312

CHIN 2311, 2312

FREN 2311, 2312 

GERM 2311, 2312

ITAL 2311, 2312

JAPN 2311, 2312

PORT 2311, 2312

SGNL 2301, 2302

SPAN 2311, 2312, 2313, 2315 

3 hours

History

HIST 1301, 1302, 2301
(Select two HIST courses)

6 hours

Government

GOVT 2305 and 2306

6 hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences

ANTH 2301, 2351

CRIJ 1301, 1307

ECON 2301, 2302

GEOG 1300, 1303 

HIST 2311, 2312, 2321, 2322 

PSYC 2301

SOCI 1301, 1306

3 hours

Component Area Option

Select one ENGL course, ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311

AND

PHED 1164

4 hours
 

Total Hours

42


Specifically designed for elementary and middle school teachers.

This course satisfies the mathematics core requirement of three semester hours; however, the fourth hour is not a
part of the transfer core curriculum and may be transferred as an elective hour.