Jun 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Social Sciences, AA / LT

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Social and behavioral science disciplines study human behavior and the interrelationship of individuals and societal, political, and economic systems. Within the social science course category, students should choose courses in at least three different areas. Advisors and the university catalogs and links on the articulation web site can provide more guidance on specific course recommendations.

Degree of Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer

The Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer (AA/LT) degree is designed to provide students at a two-year or community college with an opportunity to complete the first 60 hours of work toward a baccalaureate degree. Students who successfully complete a designated transfer associate degree program are eligible to enter a four-year public university as a junior, with all 60 hours (non-developmental) credits transferring to the receiving four-year university.

The AA/LT degree consists of a 39-hour general education block and a 21-hour block of additional coursework. Students who enter a four-year public university with this degree in hand will have met the university’s general education requirements and will be granted upper division (junior) status. This guarantee applies to those who successfully complete the degree with a grade of “C” or better in each course.

In the AA/LT degree program, students can focus upon a business, criminal justice, fine arts, humanities, or social sciences concentration. Upon deciding on a prospective concentration, it is important that students do some research and seek advice from their faculty advisor regarding the program’s prerequisite courses so that they may be completed as a part of the AA/LT degree.

In summary, the Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree guarantees (with grade requirement met):

  • Admission to a 4-year public university;
  • Junior-level standing;
  • Transfer of all 60 hours;
  • Completion of General Education block requirements at any Louisiana public university;
  • Equal opportunity to compete against ‘native’ students for admission to limited access programs.

The Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree does not guarantee:

  • Admission to every university or degree program: student must meet institutional or degree program admission requirements (e.g., GPA, specific course completions, etc);
  • That the courses taken for the transfer degree will meet specified course requirements of the major.

Check specific university transfer and program admission information at the articulation web site.

60 Hour Core

English Composition (6 hours: Gen Ed)

Natural Sciences (9-10 hours: 9 Gen Ed + 0-1 lab)

Humanities (9-21 hours=9 Gen Ed, + 0-12)


Social/Behavioral Science (15-27 hours: 6 Gen Ed, include one course at the 2000 level, + 9-21)

Fine Arts (3 hours: Gen Ed)


Students should consult their expected transfer institution for specific course recommendations to prepare for a particular major.

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