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Anthropology (AA)

Program Details

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.


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.

Accreditation & Licensing

The Higher Learning Commission