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The General Education and Developmental Studies (GEDS) department offers a transfer degree named the Associate of Arts in General Studies. Students complete the Core Curriculum and 18 additional semester credit hours. The A.A. in General Studies may be completed on campus or online. The purpose of this degree is to complete the first two-years of college at LIT and then transfer to another 4-year college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

In each undergraduate degree program, Lamar Institute of Technology requires the successful completion of a general education component at the collegiate level that ensures breadth of knowledge, and is based on a coherent rationale. Students that plan to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree must complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in general education courses. These credit hours are to be drawn from and include at least one course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural science/mathematics. Additionally, LIT has an institutional requirement that all degree-seeking students enroll in College Success Skills (DORI 0200), offered through the General Education and Developmental Studies department.

General Education courses are offered in Art Appreciation, Education, English, Government, History, Humanities, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, and Public Speaking.

Developmental Education

The purpose of Developmental Education is to provide comprehensive courses in writing, reading, and mathematics that help students acquire the basic skills necessary to complete a college level course of study. Students may be required to complete developmental courses based upon their performance on placement tests according to standards of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) as determined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The student’s placement scores will determine which of the following developmental courses must be completed:

INRW 0173 - Base NCBO Integrated Reading and Writing
INRW 0301 - Advanced Integrated Reading and Writing
INRW 0373 - Base Integrated Reading and Writing
TMTH 0165 - Base NCBO (Algebra)
TMTH 0174 - Base NCBO (Mathematics)
TMTH 0314 - Advanced Intermediate Algebra
TMTH 0332 - Advanced Developmental Mathematics
TMTH 0374 - Developmental Mathematics
TMTH 0375 - Intermediate Algebra

Students should contact their academic advisor for additional information.

General Education

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