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Programs of Study

Types of Degrees & Certificates

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.

An Associate of Science is an academic transfer degree designed for students who will ultimately be pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at a four-year college/university. At LSC, the AS degree is a generalized degree that will not list a specific major but will be called Associate of Science. Some examples are Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, etc.

An Associate of Applied Science is a two-year degree plan designed for students who want to pursue short-term training so they can enter the workforce immediately.

An Associate of Arts in Teaching is a two-year degree plan which satisfies the core requirements for baccalaureate programs at four-year institutions that lead to initial Texas teacher certification.

Certificates are specialized credit programs that train students in a specific field. Some certificates can be stacked and their earned credits applied toward an associate degree.

Fast Track programs provide industry training that result in a Lone Star College certificate. Credit hours are not earned with Fast Track programs, and rather are designed for quick industry education, without the need for core classes.

guidelines for students who are enrolled at another college or university and want to take individual classes at LSC for Freshman and Sophomore (lower-division) level credits.

Full Programs of Study List

View our full credit and non-credit program list by location. (pdf)