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Online Associate of Arts

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LSU Alexandria

In today’s competitive job market, applicants need skills and a solid education. Whether seeking advancement or a new career, LSU Alexandria's accredited Online Associate of Arts program through LSU Online is designed to help students succeed. The online associate degree can be completed within two years and qualifies students to transfer to a 4-year (bachelor’s) degree program. Graduates with AA degrees are teaching assistants, technicians, paralegals, even web design specialists.

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When you join LSU Online, you join a family that makes sure that your needs are met. You will have a dedicated Learner Concierge assigned to you from the application process to graduation They are here to offer support along the way so that you can focus on performance in your classes.

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LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students.

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Our experienced faculty members are dedicated to providing top-quality education in a convenient online format. These are the same faculty that teach the on-campus courses and are actively engaged in helping students thrive.

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LSU Online offers flexible and affordable programs, with some of the lowest tuition rates in the state. You can also transfer up to 75% of previous credits in to your degree.

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The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the Associate of Arts program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits.

Total credit hours per program: 60 credit hours

Cost per credit hour (with fees): $275

Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $4,125

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $16,500

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.

Course Listings

General Education Courses 30 Credits

  • ENGL 1001: English Composition | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENGL 1002: English Composition II | Credit Hours: 3
  • FIAR 1001: Introduction to Fine Arts | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 1021: College Algebra | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 1029: Contemporary Mathematics | Credit Hours: 3
  • Natural Science | Credit Hours: 6
  • Social Science | Credit Hours: 6
  • Humanities | Credit Hours: 3


Electives 30 Credits

  • English Elective (2000 or above) | Credit Hours: 3
  • Natural Science Elective | Credit Hours: 1 or 3
  • Humanities Elective | Credit Hours: 3
  • History Electives (a six-hour history sequence is required) | Credit Hours: 6
  • Kinesiology Elective | Credit Hours: 3
  • Free Electives | Credit Hours: 14-16

Note: Course substitutions will be considered. There are often multiple ways to complete degree requirements.

Admission Requirements

For university acceptance, first-time freshmen must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete high school Core curriculum for college readiness in place at time of high school graduation
  • Not be required to take more than one developmental course
  • Have a high school grade point average of at least 2.0
  • Meet one of the following:
    • Have an ACT composite of 20 or higher
    • Have a high school Core grade point average of at least 2.0


Transfer students to LSU must meet one of the following sets of criteria:

  • Have earned a transferable associate degree or higher
  • Have earned at least 18 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • Have earned from a community college at least 12 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0.
  • If the above are not met, meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution
Why Choose LSUA's Online Associate of Arts Program through LSU Online?

Students can:

  • Earn a degree at home or away from home, with Internet access
  • Enroll in accelerated 7-week courses
  • Strengthen skills in research, and writing
  • Enjoy student-friendly course delivery
  • Appreciate an affordable tuition, and financial aid options
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  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants

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