Associate of Arts in General Studies

The 60 SCH Associate of Arts in General Studies (AA) forms the foundation and prerequisites for transfer into baccalaureate programs and, to the extent possible, aligns with the upper-division requirements of the baccalaureate program at several institutions including Lamar University, a four-year institution adjacent to LIT.

Students seeking an Associate of Arts in General Studies degree must complete 60 SCH of coursework including the Core Curriculum. Students are required to complete 42 SCH from nine different component areas. In order to receive an Associate of Arts in General Studies students must complete an additional 18 SCH of coursework.

The courses listed below may be used to satisfy the requirements of the Core Curriculum and the Associate of Arts Degree.

Recommended Degree Plan

Core Curriculum

Communication (6 SCH)

ENGL 1301Composition I

3:03:00

SPCH 1315Public Speaking

3:03:00

Mathematics (3 SCH)

MATH 1314College Algebra

3:03:00

MATH 1332Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)

3:03:00

MATH 1342Elementary Statistical Methods

3:03:00

Life and Physical Sciences (6 SCH)

BIOL 1306Biology for Science Majors I

3:03:00

BIOL 1307Biology for Science Majors II

3:03:00

BIOL 2301Anatomy and Physiology I

3:03:00

BIOL 2302Anatomy and Physiology II

3:03:00

CHEM 1306Introduction to Chemistry I

3:03:00

CHEM 1311General Chemistry I

3:03:00

CHEM 1312General Chemistry II

3:03:00

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (3 SCH)

ENGL 2321British Literature

3:03:00

ENGL 2326American Literature

3:03:00

PHIL 1301Introduction to Philosophy

3:03:00

Creative Arts (3 SCH)

ARTS 1301Art Appreciation

3:03:00

HUMA 1315Fine Arts Appreciation

3:03:00

History (6 SCH)

HIST 1301United States History I

3:03:00

HIST 1302United States History II

3:03:00

Government (6 SCH)

GOVT 2305Federal Government

3:03:00

GOVT 2306Texas Government

3:03:00

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 SCH)

ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics

3:03:00

ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics

3:03:00

PSYC 2301General Psychology

3:03:00

PSYC 2314Lifespan Growth & Development

3:03:00

SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology

3:03:00

SOCI 1306Social Problems

3:03:00

Component Area Option (6 SCH)

BIOL 1106Biology for Science Majors I Lab

1:00:02

BIOL 1107Biology for Science Majors II Lab

1:00:02

BIOL 2101Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1:00:02

BIOL 2102Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1:00:02

CHEM 1111General Chemistry I (lab)

1:00:03

CHEM 1112General Chemistry II Lab

1:00:03

ENGL 1302Composition II

3:03:00

SPCH 1318Interpersonal Communication

3:03:00

PSYC 1100Learning Framework

1:01:00

General Studies Requirements

An additional 18 SCH of electives must be taken to meet the full requirements of the Associate of Arts degree in General Studies. Any core course not used in fulfillment of the core requirements may be used as an elective.