Lone Star College and Stephen F. Austin State University announced that they are partnering on an articulation agreement for a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program.
Officials from both colleges, including LSC Chancellor Stephen C. Head and SFA provost and vice president of academic affairs Dr. Richard Berry, were on hand at LSC-University Park to sign the agreement and officially launch this partnership.
An articulation agreement is a framework between LSC and other institutions to formalize a pathway for easier student transfers from a two-year degree at LSC on to a four-year degree at a university.
“Lone Star College is focused on student success,” said Head. “This program will help more Lone Star College students who want to further their education in these career and technical disciplines.”
LSC has agreements with many other universities in Texas and nationwide to create seamless transition from a LSC associate degree to bachelor’s degrees. For more information go to LoneStar.edu/academic-programs-transfer.htm
This agreement with SFA will benefit LSC students who earn Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in a large number of programs, by allowing them to continue on toward a bachelor’s degree at SFA.
AAS degrees are often for students seeking credentials for work in a specific industry or career and aren’t typically designed for transfer to universities. This agreement helps assure that the lower-level courses will easily transfer into the bachelor’s program at SFA.
Dr. Richard Berry, Steven F. Austin University provost and vice president of academic affairs
(pictured left) shakes hands with Steven C. Head Ph.D., Lone Star College chancellor
after signing an articulation agreement to formalize a pathway for easier student
transfers from a two-year degree at LSC on to a four-year degree at SFA.
Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online.