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Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Associate of Arts (AA)
  • 60 credits
  • Delivery Method: Hybrid

Why Study Liberal Arts and Sciences at LSC?

Lake Superior College’s Associate of Arts (AA) 60-credit degree is intended primarily for students who plan to transfer to another college or university to complete their bachelor’s degree. An AA degree allows you to complete both general education requirements and pre-major requirements for a wide range of majors and programs at four-year colleges and universities.

The AA degree is a general liberal arts degree with no specific major listed in conjunction with the degree. However, many LSC students choose to concentrate in a particular field of study or pre-major as preparation for a planned major at a four-year college or university. Minnesota State Transfer Pathways can provide a seamless guaranteed transfer for specific majors to all seven Minnesota State universities. They are designed so you can complete a specific associate degree at Lake Superior College and transfer to a Minnesota State university to earn a bachelor’s degree without losing credits or having to take extra courses.

You should consult with an LSC advisor to develop an educational plan so that you can be sure courses taken at Lake Superior College fulfill the requirements of your AA degree and pre-major requirements. Contact with your transfer institution is also strongly encouraged to assure all your requirements are fulfilled.

At least 40 of the 60 credits must be taken within the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). In addition to the 40-credit MnTC requirement, the AA degree program requires you to complete a 1 credit First Year Experience course, 2 credits in Health/Physical Education and 18 additional credits, which may fulfill MnTC goals, pre-major requirements, second language requirements or electives.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

The Minnesota State system has a common general education curriculum called the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or MnTC. The MnTC is an agreement signed by all Minnesota two- and four-year public colleges and universities to support the transfer coursework and credits in general education.

When you complete the MnTC and transfer to any other Minnesota State institution, you will have fulfilled all lower-division general education requirements. The MnTC also transfers to the University of Minnesota and many private and out-of-state schools. Within the 40 credits required, there are ten goal areas of competency. The AA, Associate of Fine Arts (AFA), Associate of Science (AS), and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees at Lake Superior College use MnTC courses to fulfill their general education requirements.

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  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Liberal Arts and Sciences
    The teachers are really amazing here. They all care about their students so much. Kennedy
    Liberal Arts and Sciences
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    LSC does an amazing job of making sure students come first. Everyone is always willing to lend a helping hand. That really made a difference for me. Alexis Hanson
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    My teachers have been the best. They helped me find joy in learning and my focus in life. I found my voice as a writer at LSC, thanks to English faculty Jocelyn Pihlaja and other teachers. Richard Sickels
    Alum, Liberal Arts and Sciences
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    Every professor I’ve had at LSC has taught with an enthusiasm and sincerity that makes class wonderfully engaging and enjoyable. I will be proud to be an alum, and the associate degree I earn here will allow me to step into the greater academic world debt free and with a strong base education. Ahna Webster
    Liberal Arts and Sciences
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    I chose LSC because of the reasonable tuition, the soccer program, and I wanted to try a little bit of the snow. Leonardo De Faria Almeida
    Alum, Liberal Arts and Sciences
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    I found my niche at LSC. It prepared me for the professional world. Elizabeth Egge
    Alum, Business and Technology

Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications right for you?

Arts, audio/video technology, and communications workers use creativity and their talents on the job. You might work for an audience as a performer or artist. This includes painters, dancers, sculptors, actors, and singers. Or, you might work behind the scenes to make a performance successful. This includes set designers, editors, broadcast technicians, and camera operators.

Is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics right for you?

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workers do scientific research in laboratories or the field. Others plan or design products and systems. Or, you might support scientists, mathematicians, or engineers as they do their work.

Plan Your Education

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

No-Cost Textbooks

Courses for Lake Superior College’s Associate of Arts (AA) and Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) programs have no-cost text books available.

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