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2021-2022 LSUA Catalog 
2021-2022 LSUA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Arts

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The Associate of Arts can be adapted to help students make progress in meeting the requirements of baccalaureate degrees in education and in traditional liberal arts disciplines such as communication studies, English, geography, history, music, architecture, philosophy, journalism, languages, sociology, religion, political science, or visual and performing arts. Such students should consider the requirements of the particular baccalaureate degree they intend to pursue when they choose courses to meet the elective requirements of the Associate of Arts degree. All Associate of Arts students should consult their academic advisors for approval of all courses not specifically outlined in the curriculum presented below.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates will demonstrate involvement in the university community during their enrollment at LSUA.

  2. Graduates will be academically qualified to transfer to a public four-year university.

  3. Graduates will communicate effectively through written and oral communication.

  4. Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of information literacy.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet all requirements for admission to the university. The Associate of Arts has no separate or special admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete all of the requirements pertaining to associate degrees as specified in Degree Requirements .

Degree Audit

A fillable degree audit sheet for students and their faculty advisors is available here.

Total Credits: 60

General Education Requirements

See list of approved courses in General Education  section of the catalog.

Total Credits: 6

Social Sciences

Total Credits: 6


Total Credits: 6

Natural Sciences

To meet this requirement and the General Education  Natural Science Elective requirement, students must take either six semester hours of General Education  Natural Science lecture courses and a one-hour laboratory course or nine semester hours of General Education  Natural Science lecture courses.

Total Credits: 6


Total Credits: 3

Fine Arts

Total Credits: 3

Total Credits: 30


  • English Elective Credits: 3 (2000-level or above)
  • General Education  Natural Science Elective Credits: 1 or 3
  • Humanities Elective Credits: 3
  • History Electives Credits: 6
  • Free Electives Credits: 15-17

Total Credits: 30

Suggested Sequence of Courses


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