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Lone Star College Areas of Study

At Lone Star College, every program of study (what we call majors) belongs to an Area of Study. Not sure which degree you want to pursue yet? Choose your chosen High School Endorsement that is aligned with our Area(s) of Study and explore the degrees and suggested course plans below.

High School Endorsement Lone Star College Area of Study
Arts & Humanities 

Arts, Humanities, Communication & Design

Programs in this area prepare you for careers involving design, production, performance, and writing, many of which are based on creative design, video production, and web design. The Associate of Arts, Music, and Speech programs are also designed to transfer to a 4-year institution.

Social/Behavioral Sciences & Education

Programs in this area focus on developing people and strengthening your community. Education programs give you the first years of coursework toward a career as a teacher from working with kindergarteners up through high schoolers. Criminal justice programs provide the foundation to become a private investigator, correctional/probation officer, criminal justice data analyst, or more in the exciting field of criminal justice. These programs are primarily designed to transfer to a 4-year institution in preparation for a career in K-12 education or criminal justice. The Criminal Justice program will also prepare you for a range of careers such as private investigator or correctional or probation officer.

Business & Industry 

Business & Professional Services

These programs prepare you for careers in management and administration in many types of businesses and organizations. The focus in this area of study lends to specific career training for leadership, finance, accounting, business, administrative services, & paralegal services. The Business program is also designed to transfer to a 4-year institution.

Energy, Manufacturing & Construction

A variety of skilled trade programs in this area meet the overwhelming need for oil & gas, manufacturing, and construction careers. Programs in this Area of Study prepare you for technical, high demand careers as a technician, operator, manager, or supervisor in the energy, manufacturing, and construction industries.

Public Service

Health Sciences

Focused on either human or animal medical care or technical research in the health industry, careers in this Area of Study lead to roles in large or small hospitals, lab facilities, veterinarian offices, and pharmaceutical companies.

Public Safety & Human/Consumer Services

Careers in this area focus on public safety and essential consumer service careers. From the hospitality industry to serving the public as a firefighter, counselor or cosmetologist, this area of study prepares you for service-based professions.

STEM

Information Technology

Training in the field of computer and digital technology is a fast-paced world of change and invention. These programs will prepare you for a range of careers in the computer industry, such as network/GIS technician, programmer, developer, analyst, or project manager in areas such as application development, cybersecurity, networking, and programming. The Computer Science program is also designed to transfer to a 4-year institution.

Energy, Manufacturing & Construction

A variety of skilled trade programs in this area meet the overwhelming need for oil & gas, manufacturing, and construction careers. Programs in this Area of Study prepare you for technical, high demand careers as a technician, operator, manager, or supervisor in the energy, manufacturing, and construction industries.

Health Sciences

Focused on either human or animal medical care or technical research in the health industry, careers in this Area of Study lead to roles in large or small hospitals, lab facilities, veterinarian offices, and pharmaceutical companies.

Multi-Disciplinary Studies Multiple high school endorsements could lead to obtaining a certificate or associate degree. Visit your advisor to learn more about your career options and opportunities.

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