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BIOLOGY
Careers
Partial List of Potential Career Paths

  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Medical Doctor
  • Professor
  • Biotechnologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Zoologist

Employers
Allen Alumni Have Been Employed By These Companies

  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Claflin University
  • Colleton Dental Associates
  • Dept. Health & Human Services
  • Dept. of Mental Health
  • Early Autism Project
  • Providence Hospital
  • Pfizer
  • Random Drug Services
  • Regional Addiction Prevention, Inc.
  • Still Hopes
  • York County board of Disabilities & Special Needs

Biology

Biology

Biology major provides students with a broad base for understanding principles governing life processes at all levels–molecular, cellular, organisms, and ecological.
Pre-Health

Pre-Health

Pre-Health  is designed for students seeking entrance into professional health programs including medicine (MD or DO), veterinary medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy.  Students in this track will also be well prepared if they decide to apply to graduate school.  In addition to core Biology courses in Genetics and Molecular & Cellular Biology, this track emphasizes courses in development, physiology, and anatomy.
Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology offers a rigorous program of study in science related to the environment. This major is designed to provide students with a foundation in population, whole organism, evolutionary biology and environmental science. Environmental Biology focuses on the relationships among plants, animals and their surroundings, including their responses to environmental stimuli.
Math & Natural Sciences Faculty
Program News
  • Please join the university in celebrating Chuckwuemelie Onwubuya’s acceptance into the Apple and Thurgood Marshall Pipeline Program. This award was highly competitive and provides stellar opportunities for recipients, including a 25,000.00 tuition scholarship for the student’s senior year. A special note of thanks goes out to the Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Humanities divisions who assisted Chuck in constructing his resume and personal statement. It is so true, if you apply yourself you...

  • Allen University received a grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Division. The DOE-NNSA Cyber Security Grant supports a Summer Science Institute which serves as a bridge experience for incoming freshman. The Summer Science Institute prepares participants for college-level mathematics and science and helps ease the transition from high school to college. Math/computer science majors are selected to work part-time as interns in the Allen Univ...

  • DOE-NNSA is also supporting a program that supports research opportunities for biology majors at Allen University. The Consortium for Materials and Energy Studies (CMaES) is a collaborative endeavor between Allen University, other HBCUs, Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA). Selected division majors are provided with the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research during the academic year as well as the summer months....

  • This Environmental Justice grant funds the Environmental Justice Institute, which is a community-sustainable resource center for rural and economically challenged minorities and low-income populations around the DOE Savannah River Site in Aiken, as well as other communities in South Carolina. The Institute’s primary focus is promoting environmental, sustainable, and healthy communities by enabling community members to address the burden of environmental justice issues through strategic partnersh...

  • The SC-ADAR (South Carolina Advancing Diversity in Aging Research) grant is a grant that is in collaboration with the University of South Carolina.  It provides research opportunities for division majors to conduct undergraduate summer research on aging at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. The grant provides funding for housing, food allowance, travel reimbursement, and a stipend....

  • A grant from the Louis Stokes South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-SCAMP) Program provides book scholarships to selected division majors to support and enhance their active learning experience....

  • The HBCU SC DHEC HIV/AIDS Grant is a grant that is funded by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.  The grant allows division majors and other majors to be involved in campus wide events that educate the student population on health and wellness.  The grant is part of a collaboration with (Palmetto Aids Life Support Services) PALSS....

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Accounting

Accounting

Accounting teaches students how to perform business related tasks, such as how to diagnose the health of a business. It can prepare an individual to become a partner in an accounting firm, to pursue a career in finance or corporate management, to work in government, or even to become an entrepreneur.
Banking & Finance

Banking & Finance

Banking & Finance offers the curriculum designed to prepare individuals for a career with various financial institutions and other businesses. Coursework includes principles of banking, lending fundamentals, banking and business law, and practices in the areas of marketing, management, accounting, and economics.
Organizational Mgmt.

Organizational Mgmt.

Organizational Management(Mgmt) focuses on coordinating and leading the various departments and divisions that make up a company or organization. In this program, students will examine the human side of managing organizations, including communications, group behavior, decision-making, human resource management, and ethics.
Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate offers students a chance to grow professionally and become impactful members of the real estate industry. Throughout their studies here students will learn how to develop, appraise, purchase, and sell land, houses, and buildings.
Careers
Partial List of Potential Career Paths

  • Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Appraiser
  • Insurance Agent/ Broker
  • Real Estate Agent or Attorney
  • Sales/ Marketing Analyst

Employers
Allen Alumni Have Been Employed By These Companies

  • All South Fed. Credit Union
  • Amazon
  • Battered Women’s Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • BMW Manufacturer
  • Jones Financial Services
  • Microsoft
  • Mungo Homes
  • SCE&G
  • Schneider Electric
  • State Farm
  • VR Cummings Consultants

Business Administration
Program News
ENGLISH
Literature

Literature

Literature helps students develop the ability to read discerningly, think critically, and write clearly. The study of literature in its historical, cultural, and theoretical contexts helps to reveal to students the ways of people and society while encouraging the lifelong pleasure to be found in this art form.
Professional Writing

Professional Writing

Professional Writing  combines liberal and professional education with a strong foundation in rhetorical studies. While based firmly in the liberal arts tradition, the major has a strong career orientation and is specifically designed to prepare students for successful careers as writers and communications specialists for a wide range of fields.
Careers
Partial List of Potential Career Paths

  • Professor
  • Editor
  • Lawyer
  • Researcher
  • Social Worker
  • Writer
  • Advertising copywriter
  • Lexicographer
  • Magazine journalist
  • Advertising copywriter
  • Publisher
  • Publicity Manager

Employers
Allen Alumni Have Been Employed By These Companies

  • Allen University
  • Duke University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Greenville County Schools
  • GSA Armed Security
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Nashville Public Schools
  • NYC Dept. of Ed.
  • SC Dept. of Education
  • Southern New Hampshire Univ.
  • University of Albany
  • Virginia College

Humanities Faculty
Program News
MUSIC
Instrument

Instrument

Instrument focuses on the student’s love for musical instruments. The degree requires eight semesters of Symphonic Wind Ensemble. A concentration in instrument teaches the student further about the history, culture, and practice of music.
Piano

Piano

Piano offers a rigorous program of study in piano as well as either voice or instrument. These students are required to complete eight semesters of either Concert, Gospel Choir, or Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Students perform a Senior recital in their last year.
Voice

Voice

Voice focuses on the aesthetic, cultural, and artistic development of students as they study music. Students are expected to take eight semesters of Concert or Gospel Choir. Upon reaching Senior year, Music majors will perform a Senior recital.
Careers
Partial List of Potential Career Paths

  • Artistic director
  • Band Director
  • Collaborative pianist
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • DJ
  • Instrument designer
  • Musical theatre
  • Musicologist
  • Producer
  • Songwriter
  • Vocal coaching

Employers
Allen Alumni Have Been Employed By These Companies

  • Allen University
  • AME Church
  • Bethlehem Center of Charlotte
  • Carver Line Elementary School
  • Heyward AME Church
  • Kelly Mill Middle School
  • Lutheran Services Carolinas
  • Nashville Public Schools
  • St. Mathews AME Church
  • St. Paul AME Church
  • Virginia College
  • Zion Baptist Church

Humanities Faculty
Program News
MATHEMATICS
Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics offers a challenging program of study that focuses on general mathematics in today’s world. The curriculum provides problem solving abilities and teaches versatility and adaptability. Because of these qualities, many career opportunities are available for mathematics majors.
Computer Science

Computer Science

Computer Science is designed to help give students the tools to comprehend the extent of this field, its key intellectual divisions and questions, and its impacts on engineering, science, medicine, business, and law. The curriculum teaches students how to approach problems from the algorithmic perspective, how to understand the nature and broad reach of computation, and how to apply that knowledge abstractly.
Careers
Partial List of Potential Career Paths

  • Software Developer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Computer Programmer
  • Project Manager
  • Mathematician
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Aerospace
  • Teacher

Employers
Allen Alumni Have Been Employed By These Companies

  • All South Fed. Credit Union
  • Apple
  • Bellsouth
  • BMW Manufacturer
  • Microsoft
  • Pfizer
  • T-Mobile
  • TD Bank
  • Time Warner Cable
  • University of Albany
  • US Navy
  • Virginia College

Math & Natural Sciences Faculty
Program News
  • Allen University received a grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Division. The DOE-NNSA Cyber Security Grant supports a Summer Science Institute which serves as a bridge experience for incoming freshman. The Summer Science Institute prepares participants for college-level mathematics and science and helps ease the transition from high school to college. Math/computer science majors are selected to work part-time as interns in the Allen Univ...

  • DOE-NNSA is also supporting a program that supports research opportunities for biology majors at Allen University. The Consortium for Materials and Energy Studies (CMaES) is a collaborative endeavor between Allen University, other HBCUs, Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA). Selected division majors are provided with the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research during the academic year as well as the summer months....

  • This Environmental Justice grant funds the Environmental Justice Institute, which is a community-sustainable resource center for rural and economically challenged minorities and low-income populations around the DOE Savannah River Site in Aiken, as well as other communities in South Carolina. The Institute’s primary focus is promoting environmental, sustainable, and healthy communities by enabling community members to address the burden of environmental justice issues through strategic partnersh...

  • The SC-ADAR (South Carolina Advancing Diversity in Aging Research) grant is a grant that is in collaboration with the University of South Carolina.  It provides research opportunities for division majors to conduct undergraduate summer research on aging at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. The grant provides funding for housing, food allowance, travel reimbursement, and a stipend....

  • A grant from the Louis Stokes South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-SCAMP) Program provides book scholarships to selected division majors to support and enhance their active learning experience....

  • The HBCU SC DHEC HIV/AIDS Grant is a grant that is funded by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.  The grant allows division majors and other majors to be involved in campus wide events that educate the student population on health and wellness.  The grant is part of a collaboration with (Palmetto Aids Life Support Services) PALSS....

RELIGION

The Master of Divinity degree (M.Div.) is the professional degree for theological schools and seminaries. Its purpose is to prepare persons for ordained ministry and for general pastoral and  theologically informed leadership.

Religious Studies

Religious Studies

Religious Studies is designed to encourage students to reflect on the meaning of life, of religious faith, and of Christian living. A concentration in Religious Studies aims to broaden the student’s knowledge of Christianity, its origin, and its historical development.
Pastoral Ministry

Pastoral Ministry

Pastoral Ministry program is designed to lead the student into a deeper appreciation of the great religious and moral insight of Israel, Jesus, and His followers, and the meaning of these for present day life. The primary purpose of the degree in Religion is to prepare the student for the pastorate or seminary training in Bible and theology.
Careers
Partial List of Potential Career Paths

  • Historian
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Human Service Assistant
  • Military Chaplain
  • Counseling
  • Nonprofit Worker
  • Senior Pastor
  • Worship Pastor
  • Production Coordinator
  • Youth Pastor
  • Humanitarian aid worker
  • Campus Ministry

Employers
Allen Alumni Have Been Employed By These Companies

  • AME Church
  • Archway Academy
  • Battered Women’s Network
  • Bethlehem Center of Charlotte
  • Lutheran Services Carolinas
  • Regional Addiction Prevention, Inc.
  • SC Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • State Farm
  • Still Hopes
  • VA Hospital
  • York County Board of Disabilities & Special Needs
  • Zion Baptist Church

Religion Faculty
Program News
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Social Science

Social Science

Social Science offers students a chance to take courses in many different disciplines. The department offers supporting courses drawn from the disciplines of sociology, history, political science, anthropology, geography, and social work.
Human Services

Human Services

Human Services helps to equip students with the skills required to serve clients in a variety of public outreach organizations. Many human services workers provide intervention for citizens who suffer from substance abuse problems or who are victims of crime or violence.
Pre-Law

Pre-Law

Pre-Law  will give students perspectives on human nature, skills in oral and written communication, and the knowledge they will need to be a careful and creative thinker.
African American Studies

African American Studies

African American Studies looks at the history, politics, culture, and economics of North American people of African descent. Students examine the hardships African Americans faced during their history. Further, students will dive into the difficult issues, such as unequal educational opportunities, they deal with today.
Careers
Partial List of Potential Career Paths

  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Therapist
  • Programmer
  • Media Coordinator
  • Administrative Lawyer
  • Bar Examiner
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Child Welfare CaseWorker
  • Corporate Attorney
  • Correction Officer/Administrator

Employers
Allen Alumni Have Been Employed By These Companies

  • AARP
  • Aflac
  • Battered Women’s Network
  • Bethlehem Center of Charlotte
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Georgia Department of Correction
  • Greenville Health System
  • Providence Management Company
  • Richland Co. Sheriffs Dept.
  • SC Dept. of Corrections
  • US Army
  • US House of Representatives

Program News
  • Columbia, SC is one of only three cities in the country selected to host a new Obama Foundation Community Leadership Corps for young adults, aimed at training leaders and addressing community issues and one of Allen University’s own was selected to be apart of the Initiative. Gene Morris, ’17 will be a part of a six-month program aimed to train young leaders to engage in civic work. The program offers in-person and online programming to increase leadership skills and expand networks ...

Adult Learners & Honors Program

Grounded in the university’s mission, Allen University is committed to providing academic excellence in a manner that balances theory with practical application. Allen University’s continues its tradition of offering cutting edge educational programs for working professionals.

Start a New Career Path

A.U.’s Adult Education allows the student to advance or start a new career, update his or her skills, earn a college degree, or simply enrich his or her life. Allen University’s adult education program of study offers the flexibility you need to balance the challenges of your busy life. The program utilizes the student’s experience in the professional workforce as a means for attaining his or her Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion or Bachelor of Science degree in Business.

Allen University is your pipeline to success.

  • Complete your four year degree in 3 years!
  • Allen University’s Adult Education program is weekend and evening based.
  • Every six weeks a new set of courses are offered.
  • Join a cohort of adult students and move through your program together
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Personalized Attention
  • Diverse Student Body
  • Qualified Faculty

 

Majors and Concentrations

 

Degree in Business Administration

Concentrations

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Management

 

Degree in Religion

Concentrations

  • Religion
  • Pastoral Ministry

Honors Program Benefits

Membership in the Honors Program entitles Honors Scholars to:

  • Designated Honors Center
  • Small, specially designed and enriching courses
  • Honors Program experience planning appointment (prior to program entry)
  • Advisement for curricular planning, co-curricular activities and career goals
  • Creative inquiry beginning freshman year ending with capstone senior thesis project

As an Honors Scholar, you will receive special recognition at Graduation, University Awards Day, and enjoy priority registration.

What types of students should apply?

Allen University Honors students have excelled in high school and seek out academic challenges. We welcome entering students who have had AP classes, a GPA of 3.25 or higher, and ACT scores of 21 or higher to apply.

Current freshman and sophomores with an established college GPA of 3.25, completed COMPASS Test, and faculty recommendation are also encouraged to apply.

How does one apply?

The application process includes an essay, two letters of recommendation, a high school transcript, ACT scores of 21 or higher, and a declared major.

Honors Education

Allen University Honors Students receive special instruction in honors designated courses and seminars. Honors students will also complete a capstone research project within the honors scholars’ discipline. The special education received is designed to continue to stimulate and challenge motivated students.

Education also goes beyond the classroom with opportunities for conference attendance, community outreach, and experiential learning. Honors students engage in sustainability and campus beautification projects and focus on advocacy, activism and art via its Artist After Dark series.