Social/Behavioral Sciences & Education

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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. Know which program you want to pursue? Use the Pathway Plan available in your myLoneStar account to make sure you plan and register for the right courses to complete your goal.

Program Plan Maps for Social/Behavioral Sciences & Education

Pathway Plans provided below are examples of the requirements needed to earn the specific credential selected. As a student at Lone Star College, you will use a worksheet like this in your myLoneStar account to track your progress. Your Total Plan Credits and other areas on your worksheet will populate throughout your academic career as you enroll in courses and complete credits. Current students may access their current Pathway Plan by logging into myLoneStar, and then clicking on Student > Manage Classes > Plan and Register for Courses. Please note that additional courses may be needed to meet Texas Success Initiative requirements.  

View the semester by semester Pathway Plan for programs in this Area of Study.

Program Credential Type Link to Pathway Plan
Associate of Arts in Teaching Associate of Arts in Teaching  Pathway Plan Map
Associate of Occupational and Life Skills Associate of Occupational and Life Skills  Pathway Plan Map
Criminal Justice Associate of Arts  Pathway Plan Map
Political Science Associate of Arts  Pathway Plan Map
Sociology Associate of Arts  Pathway Plan Map

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