Program Overview

Allen County Community College offers a Associate of Arts degree in History for students who want to develop an understanding of human society, and the political, social, economic, and cultural dynamics that influence modern society. Students will develop critical and creative thinking and writing skills in order to understand and analyze history and learn how to navigate and evaluate conflicting pieces of information. In addition, students will learn about the contribution of the humanities on history and interpretation of history through critical, historical, and comparative study of texts, practices, and contexts.  

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include sociology, American history to 1865, English composition, public speaking, art appreciation, college algebra, American history from 1865, general psychology, western civilization, American government, macroeconomics, microeconomics, natural science lab, principles of geography, and introduction to computers.

Students completing the program will have demonstrated the necessary educational and professional qualifications in the study of history for careers requiring college degrees, and for future studies in history.  These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to analyze different sources of historical data and create an understanding of historical events; to demonstrate the ability to evaluate conflicting information to create historical insights; to demonstrate the ability to develop encyclopedic knowledge of historical events, individuals, and concepts; and to demonstrate the ability to develop the academic requirements to pursue graduate degrees.

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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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