Academic Programs

Academic Programs
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This Division is responsible for scheduling and administering the courses that transfer to four-year institutions, allied health programs that lead to certification or licensure, non-credit continuing courses, on-line courses, and courses conducted for dual credit in area high schools.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur offers general academic courses leading to Associate of Arts and Associate Arts in Teaching degrees. The courses in these degrees are designed to transfer to four-year institutions and include accounting, anthropology, art, biology, business, computer science, chemistry, criminal justice, drama, economics, education, English, geography, geology, government, history, home economics, mathematics, music, physical education, physics, psychology, speech, sociology, and Spanish.

The College uses the State's Common Course Numbering System, which has been developed to help receiving institutions easily identify work eligible for transfer and has greatly improved the transfer of course work by students from two-year colleges to universities.

A student can complete two full years of course work and satisfy the majority of the general education requirements for a bachelor's degree. In most majors, a student can complete virtually all of his or her freshman and sophomore course work in Port Arthur and be fully prepared to move into junior- and senior-level course work at Lamar University in Beaumont or another senior institution.