Program Overview

Lansing Community College provides an Associate in Arts in Social Science program that can be completed online. The online courses offer flexible schedules and allow students to complete coursework outside of campus-based classes. The courses, however, are not self-paced and will have strict due dates for quizzes, assignments, discussion posts and essays. Students may have to attend campus if the course requires campus-based exams or presentations. All MACRAO Transfer Agreement requirements will be fulfilled upon completion of the program. The MACRAO Transfer Agreement ensures the graduates will be eligible to transfer to a participating two-year or four-year institution within the state of Michigan.

There are a variety of resources that may be used in order to help make online learning easier. Lansing Community College provides an online library, online tutoring, and a live phone service that offers technical support 24/7. There is also online academic advising for students that need more information or advice with the program’s course offerings. 

The program requires students to complete 32 General Education credits, 15 Major credits, and 13 Elective credits. The 32 General Education credits consist of eight credits within areas of English Composition, Humanities, Social Science and four credits within Mathematics and Science. Some Major courses that will be offered during the program are Intro to Political Science, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, and World Regional Geography. 

The program will educate students within a variety of areas of social science. Courses will cover topics such as the fundamental nature of politics, political institutions, nervous systems, development, learning, and social behavior. Instructors will provide an education in subjects such as theoretical perspectives, methods of sociology, social organization, cultural persity, and social stratification. 

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    • Prospective students that are 18 years or older are able to attend by submitting an application.
    • High school students that are between 14-18 years old may apply under the High School Dual Enrollment Program.
    • Home school students that are between 14-18 years old may apply under the Home School Program.

    School Overview

    Lansing Community College is a two-year public school located in Lansing, Michigan. LCC was founded in 1957 by Phillip Gannon. Lansing is the third largest community college in Michigan based on enrollment size and holds classes at off-campus learning centers throughout the Lansing region and in Howell and St. Johns.

    Lansing Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. Classes are offered in traditional and off-campus formats and are held during the day, evening, and weekends for optimum convenience. Off-campus learning includes: online courses, telelearning, The University Center, and off-campus learning locations.


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