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Plan Your Courses with Lone Star College Pathways


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 the Area(s) of Study that are the most interesting to you and explore the degrees and suggested course plans (Pathway Plans) below. Know which program you want to pursue? Use the Pathway Plan to make sure you plan and register for the right courses to complete your goal.

  • For information about certificate programs in each Area of Study, check out the LSC Catalog.
  • Click here to see which programs are offered at each LSC campus.

Areas of Study

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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.


  • Associate of Arts
  • Music
  • Speech Communication
  • Game Design & Simulation
  • Live Entertainment Technology
  • Visual Communications

View Arts, Humanities, Communication & Design Pathways »

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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.


  • Associate of Arts
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Administrative Services
  • Business Administration
  • Paralegal Studies

View Business & Professional Services Pathways »

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Computer/Digital 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.


  • Associate of Science
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Geographic Information Systems

View Computer/Digital Technology Pathways »

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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.


  • Associate of Science
  • Automotive Technology
  • Construction Supervision
  • Electrical Technology
  • Engineering Design Technology
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Diesel Technology
  • Industrial Electronics Technology
  • Land Surveying
  • Logistics Management
  • Machining Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Petroleum Data Technology
  • Petroleum Field Service
  • Process Technology
  • Welding Technology

View Energy, Manufacturing & Construction Pathways »

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Engineering, Mathematics & Sciences

All programs in this area prepare you for successful transfer to a university bachelor degree program for careers in engineering, biomedical engineering, medicine, math, and various laboratory settings. If your goal is med school or vet school, this Area of Study is the place to start.


  • Associate of Science
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

View Engineering, Mathematics & Sciences Pathways »

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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.


  • Associate of Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Radiologic Technology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technology
  • Veterinary Technology

View Health Sciences Pathways »

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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.


  • Associate of Arts
  • Cosmetology
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Human Services
  • Interpreter Training
  • Massage Therapy

View Public Safety & Human/Consumer Services Pathways »

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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.


  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Science
  • Criminal Justice

View Social/Behavioral Sciences Pathways »


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