Plan of Study
TCC Associate in Arts in Speech
NSU Bachelor of Art in Communication Studies - Corporate Communication option
The Communication Studies program NSU is designed to help students develop a core knowledge of the Communication discipline as the study of human symbolic activity and a mastery of basic communication research techniques. Students with Communication Studies degrees are qualified for jobs in a diverse range of areas including teaching, training, management, human resources, consulting and sales, just to name a few. The Corporate Communication option provides specialized study for students interested in pursuing communication based careers primarily in the private sector.
Transferring to NSU is a seamless process. Although you can transfer to NSU at any time in your academic career, the smoothest transition occurs if you have earned or will earn an A.A. or A.S. from TCC. This milestone will also meet your general education requirements for the Communication Studies major at NSU. You can earn up to 15 hours of the 39 hours of communication courses required for the major at NSU while obtaining your A.A. degree in Speech. These 15 hours are listed on the plan of study.
What it takes to complete a B.A. in Communications Studies from NSU. If you don't complete your AA or AS at TCC, you will need to meet Northeastern's specific general education requirements. You must have at least 124 hours completed to earn a B.A. in Communication Studies. Of those hours, 60 must be from a four-year college or university and 40 must be junior and senior (3000/4000) level. You must be English proficient; this means that you must pass English composition I & II with a "C" or better. Therefore, when you transfer to NSU, you will likely need to complete 60 to 64 more hours in order to earn your B.A. in Communication Studies. All courses counting toward the Communication Studies major must be passed with a grade of "C" or better. Students in the Communication Studies program complete an 18 hour common core, 15 hours in the area of specialization (Corporate Communication, Communication Processes), and 6 hours of electives. The Communication Studies major requires the completion of an 18-hour minor in another discipline of your choice.
How do my TCC classes transfer to NSU? Each class you take at TCC will count in one of the following categories that make up a bachelor's degree: general education, major, minor, or free elective. You probably already know about general education and major classes, but minors and free electives are unique to bachelor's degrees. A minor is 18 hours from an academic area of your choice, and it is designed to complement your major. Your advisor will help you determine your minor and the classes you will take to complete it. Free electives are extremely flexible and can be selected from any academic area. However, be aware that if not chosen carefully, free electives may not count toward the 124 hours needed for graduation. Always consult your advisor on the viability of any free electives taken. If you completed a class at TCC that does not meet one of the other specific requirements, it will count in the free elective category, up to the first 64 hours. If you have completed more than 64 hours at the associate degree level, all courses will transfer to NSU, but only the first 64 hours will apply to your degree. This is because you must have 60 hours from a four-year institution to meet state requirements for graduation with a baccalaureate degree.
When can you start taking NSU classes?You can begin taking classes at NSU while you are completing your A.A. or A.S. at TCC. This is called dual enrollment, many students do this each semester. Consult an NSU academic advisor and a financial aid counselor to see how dual enrollment can work for you. For more information about please call 918-444-3617 or visit the Communications Studies program.
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