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 options for certificates or degree programs. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Architecture Design Technology
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) & Refrigeration
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.
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.
Training in the field of computer and digital technology is a fast-paced world of change and invention. Our programs prepare you for careers in the computer industry, like network/GIS technician, programmer, developer, analyst, or project manager in areas like application development, cybersecurity, networking, and programming. The Computer Science program is designed to transfer to a 4-year institution.
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.
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.