Program Overview

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Arts degree in Anthropology for students who are interested in developing a diverse knowledge of different social and geographical groups in human society. Students will learn about past and present human society in all parts of the world, as they use anthropological science to explore patterns and processes of cultural change and examine human biological origins, variations, and evolution. In addition, students will also learn about the development of language and the development of social life.

Students will develop an understanding of anthropology through the curriculum which will form the basis for future studies. Those classes include sociology, psychology, English composition, college algebra, public speaking, cultural anthropology, marriage and family relations, developmental psychology, contemporary social problems, and juvenile delinquency.  

Students completing the program will have demonstrated their capabilities and qualifications for roles in the study of anthropology. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to exemplify familiarity with the major fields of social sciences and disciplines; to respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, a scientific approach to understanding issues related to the nature of social sciences and different studies in social sciences; to understand and apply sociological principles to study of history, society, psychology, and economics; and to apply cultural competencies to effective and sensitive interactions with people from diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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


    High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

    School Overview

    The vision of Allen Community College is to be recognized for excellence as a valuable, responsive resource to the communities they serve and as a caring institution that empowers and educates our students to embrace change, become lifelong learners, and take their place as productive citizens in the global community.

    As an institution of higher education, the purpose of Allen Community College is to provide quality educational and support services in an atmosphere that is caring, safe, and conducive to learning.  Based on the belief that learning and self improvement are continuous processes, the college is committed to a wide range of accessible, affordable educational programs to enable students to reach their academic, occupational, and personal potential.

    Allen County Community College supports online learning and community sites, in addition to its two traditional campuses. Students at Allen County Community College can enroll in Associate’s degrees, certificate programs, and programs which lead to licensing or certification, ranging from fields of study in Early Childhood Education and Production Media to Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. 


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