Program Overview

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Art degree in Sociology for students who are interested in the examination of culture and structure of human societies. Students will focus on social groups and institution, norms and controls, and the reasons about why and how they change. In addition, students will learn about family, education, deviance, race and ethnicity, gender roles, social change, and social inequalities. This degree forms the foundation for future studies in sociology as well as psychology, human services, and business.

The program consists of courses, which will develop an understanding of the principles of sociology and the fields related to social science. Classes include sociology, psychology, English composition, college algebra, public speaking, college career success seminar, cultural anthropology, marriage and family relations, developmental psychology, contemporary social problems, juvenile delinquency, and a variety of electives.  

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary educational and professional qualifications for entry-level roles in social sciences and social services, in addition to forming the foundation for future studies. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts and theories of sociology; to respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, a scientific approach to understanding issues related to the social nature of human groups in different circumstances; to understand and apply sociological 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


    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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