Lake-Sumter Community College

Lake Sumter Community College
Lake Sumter Community College

Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is also known as the Transfer Degree or the University Parallel Program. It is designed to provide students with the courses needed for the freshman and sophomore levels of a bachelor’s degree. Upon completion of the A.A. degree, students may transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the junior and senior level coursework for their bachelor’s degree.

  • 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 Transfer Plan

A.A. students are required to select one of the following Transfer Plans.  A Transfer Plan 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. Students can choose from one of the following options:

  • General Studies
  • Advertising
  • Art-Studio Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering
  • English and Literature Transfer Plan
  • Environmental Science
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Information Technology Transfer Plan
  • Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics
  • Political Science and Government
  • Professional Health
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sports and Exercise Science 

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