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Associate of Arts (AA) Degree

Aa degree


  • Two year program
  • Academic Transfer degree
  • Leads to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in at a four-year college/university
  • Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, LSC-University Park, and LSC-Online


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.

While certain courses are recommended, the requirements are essentially the basic first year and second year offerings appropriate for the first two years of many baccalaureate degree programs. Students who successfully complete the degree requirements of the program will be eligible to receive the associate of arts degree.

Fields of Study

Lone Star College offers several options for specialized Associate of Arts degrees:

General Associate Degree Requirements

Within five years of initial enrollment in credit courses at LSCS, a student may graduate according to the catalog degree requirements in effect at the time of first enrollment or any subsequent catalog degree requirements provided the degree, the program, and requisite courses are still being offered. Course prerequisite changes need to be followed.

If a student fails to complete within five years all degree requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of initial enrollment, the student will be required to graduate under a catalog not older than five years. The five year initial enrollment period for specialized admissions programs begins upon acceptance into the program. Exception to this requirement may be approved in extenuating circumstances by the instructional vice president.

Students whose first year of enrollment in credit courses is prior to fall 1993 may graduate according to requirements in effect at that time provided the degree, the program, and requisite courses are still being offered.

  1. At least 60 semester hours of earned credit, 18 of which must be courses taken at LSCS and apply to the degree. Courses transferred from regionally-accredited institutions will be evaluated and applied to degree requirements if:
    • At least a grade of “D” was earned.
    • The cumulative GPA of the transfer courses applied to the degree or certificate must be at least a 2.00.
    • AAS graduates may be required to demonstrate skills/proficiencies in the discipline.
  2. Satisfaction of core competency requirements.
  3. At least a 2.0 cumulative GPA for LSCS courses applying toward their degree requirements.
  4. A cumulative 2.0 GPA on all credit courses earned at LSCS (graduation GPA).
  5. Completion of LSCS Student Success Initiative requirements (college level reading and writing, and at least completion of Math 0308) even if students are exempt from the Texas Success Initiative.
  6. Completed formal application for graduation on or before the announced deadline.
  7. All transcripts on file and all financial obligations to the college complete, including all records cleared in the library.


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