2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Feb 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, A.A


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 Study's 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 approved coursework electives.

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

Recommended Degree Plan


Semester 2 (16 hours)


Semester 3 (16 hours)


Semester 4 (16 hours)


  • Component Area Option
  • Approved Elective
  • Approved Elective
  • Approved Elective
  • Approved Elective
  • Approved Elective

Core Curriculum


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.