Program Overview

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology for students who are interested in the field of psychology. Students will learn about the roles of psychologists and related fields, including careers such as therapy, counseling, clinical services, social work, and other roles. Students will develop an understanding of the mind, personality, and mental disorders in order to help others and improve understanding of issues related to the mind.

Students will take part in a curriculum which will develop their general education, in addition to developing their understanding of the field of psychology. These classes include psychology, college algebra, English composition, sociology, introduction to computers, college career success seminar, public speaking, introduction to literature, and a variety of electives in the fields of history, psychology, fine arts and humanities, sociology, health and physical science, social and behavioral science, fine arts and humanities, and natural science.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated their education and qualifications for entry-level roles in psychological or counseling services, in addition to forming the foundation for future studies. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology; to respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, a scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes; to understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues; 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

    Requirements

    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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