Lake-Sumter Community College

Lake Sumter Community College
Lake Sumter Community College

Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

The A.A. degree prepares students for transfer as a junior to a Florida public university.  However, students need to be aware of specific courses required for acceptance into some majors.   With careful selection, these courses may be used as either general education requirements or as electives within their A.A. degree program. 

  • The A.A. degree guarantees admission to a Florida public university but not necessarily to an upper division, limited access program which may have additional requirements.  
  • LSSC has joined with the University of Central Florida to create the Higher Education Consortium Agreement, also known as DirectConnect to UCF.  Participating LSSC students who graduate with an A.A. or an A.S. degree will be guaranteed general acceptance to the university.   

The State University System (SUS) in Florida offers more than 200 different bachelor's degrees that students can pursue after completing a degree at LSSC.  Students are responsible for working closely with an academic advisor while enrolled, and to directly contact their intended university in order to verify requirements unique to their academic and career goals. 

Choosing a Meta-Major

A.A. students are required to select one of the following eight Meta-Majors.  A Meta-Major is a set of broad content areas that students choose upon enrollment that includes courses that meet academic requirements that are common across several disciplines and specific programs of study. 

  • Arts, Humanities, Communication & Design
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Industry/Manufacturing & Construction
  • Public Safety
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences & Human Services

 Click on the document below to access specific course requirements needed to complete the Associate of Arts Degree at LSSC. 

Associate in Arts