Hurricane Laura could not dampen the spirits of students enrolled in Lone Star College’s inaugural bachelor’s degrees programs. The first classes began as the storm was approaching the Texas Gulf Coast Tuesday, Aug. 26.

“These baccalaureate degrees will change not only our students’ lives, but also the lives of their families and the entire community,” said Dr. Dalia Sherif, Ph.D., LSC executive dean, baccalaureate programs and partnerships. “We are proud to celebrate that our inaugural program cohorts are at full capacity and come to us with average GPAs of 3.0 and higher.”

In all, 100% of the registered nursing students attended their first online live class. In addition, 96% and 94% of students attended their first cybersecurity and energy, manufacturing and trades management classes, respectively.

LSC was approved by the state of Texas and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN); Bachelor of Applied Technology in cybersecurity (BAT-Cybersecurity); and Bachelor of Applied Science in energy, manufacturing and trades management (BAS-EMTM).

The RN-BSN program was created to prepare registered nurses to care for patients in a variety of settings and advance their professional qualifications. The BAT-Cybersecurity program will train students for successful careers in the field of information technology and the BAS-EMTM program is designed for practitioners in the fields of energy, manufacturing and various industries seeking to advance into management.

 LSC students interested in a bachelor’s degree study close to home and take advantage of paying the same tuition rates as they would an associate degree, saving them thousands of dollars. Programs are built with eight-week classes in the hybrid (part online, part in-person) model to support working students.

Visit to learn more about the LSC bachelor’s degree programs.

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