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Associate of Arts: Field of Study in Business (AA)

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The Field of Study curriculum is designed to satisfy the lower division requirements for a bachelor’s degree in a specific area at four-year colleges in the state of Texas*. Credits earned in Field of Study curriculum transfer to other four year colleges in the state of Texas.

*Field of Study completion does not guarantee admission to a four-year institution in the state of Texas.

Community Colleges in Texas under regulation by the Higher Education Coordinating Board have developed pathways for Texas 4-year universities and colleges where a bachelor’s degree is required by the employer. We refer to that pathway as a Field of Study, General Education.

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Associate of Arts Degree

An Associate of Arts is an academic transfer degree designed for students who will ultimately be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at a four-year college/university that is not math or science oriented. Examples of this type of four-year degree are: Business, Liberal Arts, History, Speech, Music, Education, Criminal Justice, etc.

First Year

First Semester Courses 13 Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Elective Life & Physical Sciences Elective1 4
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
ECON 2301 Macroeconomics 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ACCT 2301 Principles Of Financial Accounting 3
ENGL 1302 Composition & Rhetoric II 3
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
HIST 1301 United States History to 1877 3
Elective Creative Arts1 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 14 Credits
MATH 1325 Calculus for Business & Social Sciences 3
Elective Life & Physical Sciences Elective1 4
ACCT 2302 Principles Of Managerial Accounting 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness 1
HIST 1302 United States History Since 1877 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
BUSI 2372 Business Analysis 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3
ECON 2302 Microeconomics 3
Elective Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective1 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Associate of Arts: Field of Study in Business (AA) Degree Program Total 60 Credits


  1. Choose from AA Core and the AS Core

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Transfer Options

Credits earned at Lone Star College transfer to any public college or university in the state. Start smart with 2+2 (2 years at LSC and 2 years at the University of your choice) and get the first two years of your Bachelor's degree without the high-cost. Before you make your decision, make sure you:

  1. Meet with an advisor to choose the right degree plan
  2. Research colleges & universities
  3. Complete their admissions application on time

Transfer Guides

The key to success – and to minimizing stress – is planning ahead. LSC has transfer agreements with dozens of colleges and universities across Texas. These transfer guides, 2 + 2 agreements, and equivalency guides will show you the LSC courses that fulfill bachelor degree requirements at the institutions listed.

Transfer Centers

Want to speak with someone in person? No problem. All six of our campuses have transfer centers that offer one-on-one appointments, workshops, university visits and resources for parents. Find the transfer center that is closest to you:


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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