Program Overview

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Science degree in Biology for students who are interested in learning about biology as a career or in fields related to biology, such as medicine, genetics, and biotechnology among numerous others, and want to develop their introductory education on the subject. Students will learn about cells, cellular structure and function, energy and metabolism, cell division and reproduction, protein synthesis, genetics, and biotechnology at an introductory level as they prepare for future studies in their specialization.

Students will develop an understanding of biology through the curriculum which will form the basis for future studies. Those classes include biology, college chemistry, English composition, college algebra, human anatomy and physiology, anatomy and physiology lab, microbiology, public speaking, and a variety of electives in biology, social sciences, and natural sciences.  

Students completing the program will have demonstrated their capabilities and qualifications for roles in the study of biology. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate understanding of central conceptual concepts of biological sciences, to demonstrate understanding of concepts and vocabulary specific to biological sciences in major thematic areas of biology; to demonstrate the ability to articulate understanding of the fundamentals, developments, and impacts of biological sciences disciplines; to demonstrate the fundamental background in mathematics and natural sciences for future studies; and to demonstrate understanding and ability of evidence-based conclusions about the natural world and natural science.

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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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