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Associate of Arts: Field of Study in Speech Communication (AA)

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The Field of Study curriculum is designed to satisfy the lower division requirements for a bachelor’s degree in a specific area at four-year colleges in the state of Texas*. Credits earned in Field of Study curriculum transfer to other four year colleges in the state of Texas.

*Field of Study completion does not guarantee admission to a four-year institution in the state of Texas.

Community Colleges in Texas under regulation by the Higher Education Coordinating Board have developed pathways for Texas 4-year universities and colleges where a bachelor’s degree is required by the employer. We refer to that pathway as a Field of Study, General Education.

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Associate of Arts Degree

An Associate of Arts is an academic transfer degree designed for students who will ultimately be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at a four-year college/university that is not math or science oriented. Examples of this type of four-year degree are: Business, Liberal Arts, History, Speech, Music, Education, Criminal Justice, etc.

First Year

First Semester Courses 13 Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
HIST 1301 U.S. History to 1877 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
PHED 1164-or- Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness -or-Any One Hour Physical Activity Course 1
Second Semester Courses 13 Credits
ENGL 1302 Composition & Rhetoric II 3
HIST 1302 United States History since 1877 3
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
Elective Science1 4
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 13 Credits
Elective English Literature1 3
Elective Science1 4
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
Elective Social/Behavioral Science1 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Elective Visual and Performing Arts1 3
Elective Humanities1 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
SPCH 1321-or-SPCH 1342-or-SPCH 2341-or-SPCH 2333 Business and Professional Communication-or-Voice and Diction -or-Oral Interpretation-or-Discussion & Small Group Communication 3
Associate of Arts: Field of Study in Speech Communication (AA) Degree Program Total 60 Credits


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Transfer Options

Credits earned at Lone Star College transfer to any public college or university in the state. Start smart with 2+2 (2 years at LSC and 2 years at the University of your choice) and get the first two years of your Bachelor's degree without the high-cost. Before you make your decision, make sure you:

  1. Meet with an advisor to choose the right degree plan
  2. Research colleges & universities
  3. Complete their admissions application on time

Transfer Guides

The key to success – and to minimizing stress – is planning ahead. LSC has transfer agreements with dozens of colleges and universities across Texas. These transfer guides, 2 + 2 agreements, and equivalency guides will show you the LSC courses that fulfill bachelor degree requirements at the institutions listed.

Transfer Centers

Want to speak with someone in person? No problem. All seven of our campuses have transfer centers that offer one-on-one appointments, workshops, university visits and resources for parents. Find the transfer center that is closest to you:


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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