Dual Credit Academic Courses
Academic Dual Credit courses are designed primarily to apply to transfer, Associate of Arts (AA), or Associate of Science (AS) degrees. Core curriculum and foreign language courses are academic. Academic courses are those typically required of students who intend to transfer from LSC and pursue a traditional baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution. Some of the more popular academic courses are American history, English composition, American government, economics, psychology, and sociology. All of these courses satisfy core curriculum requirements at LSC and will transfer to any public college or university in the state of Texas as core curriculum. College algebra, art appreciation, speech, introductory biology, and introductory chemistry may also be taught as dual credit and transfer as core curriculum hours`. Science lab courses can only be taught as dual credit when the high school lab meets the requirements of the college curriculum.
The State of Texas' Senate Bill 148 requires each institution of higher education to adopt a Core Curriculum ("The curriculum in liberal arts, humanities, sciences and political, social, and cultural history that all undergraduate students of an institution of higher education are required to complete before receiving an academic undergraduate degree.") of up to 42 hours of college. This core of classes can be transferred to any state college/university in Texas.
Dual Credit Core Course Inventory
- Communication (6 hours required)
- Mathematics (3 hours required)
- Life & Physical Science (8 hours required)
- Creative Arts (3 hours required)
- Language, Philosophy & Culture (3 hours required)
- History (6 hours required)
- Government (6 hours required)
- Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 hours required)
- Component Area Option (4 hours required)