Area of Concentration in International Studies
- Associate of Arts (AA) degree concentration
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, LSC-University Park, and LSC-Online
This AOC requires a minimum of 15 credit hours in courses that have the International Studies (IS) designation. A current listing of these classes can be found by selecting "International Studies" in our class search.
The 15 credit hours must include World Geography (GEOG 1303) and a minimum of 1 Foreign Language course. Students must complete at least 50% of the courses towards the degree within Lone Star College to receive the AOC designation.
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.
The Advising process is an integral part of your academic success. Academic advisors are available to assist you with a variety of academic services including admissions, testing, advising, registration, referral of campus and community resources, add/drop/withdrawal process, transfer planning and graduation processes.
|GEOG 1303||World Regional Geography||3|
|Language||One Foreign Language Course||3|
|Elective||Other International Studies (IS) courses selected by the student||9|
|Area of Concentration in International Studies Program Total||15 Credits|
|Associate of Arts (AA) with an Area of Concentration in International Studies Degree Program Total||60 Credits|
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:
- Meet with an advisor to choose the right degree plan
- Research colleges & universities
- Complete their admissions application on time
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.
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 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.
Lone Star College is an open-enrollment institution. Most students are accepted once they have completed the admissions process.
Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.