Plan of Study
TCC Associate in Science in Child Development
NSU Bachelor of Science in Human & Family Sciences/Early Care Option
Human and Family Sciences at NSU focuses on an integrative approach to the reciprocal relationships among individuals, families and communities, as well as the environments in which they function. HFS provides leadership in: 1) Improving individual, family and community well being; 2) Impacting the development, delivery and evaluation of consumer goods and services; 3) Influencing the creation of public policy; 4) Shaping social change. Threads common to all areas of HFS include: Basic human needs, Communication skills, Public policy, Critical thinking , Diversity, Global perspectives, Professionalism , Independence, dependence and interdependence of creativity thinking, Community development, Technology , Moral, ethical, and spiritual development. The Human and Family Sciences program also provides interdisciplinary courses available to students majoring in other fields. An internship, for those who qualify, is included in the program. You gain practical experience in a work setting related to your emphasis area. The internship is the beginning of your career.
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 AA or AS from TCC. This milestone will also meet your general education requirements at NSU (unless it is a specific NSU requirement for you to graduate). Within your AA or AS, make sure you complete the required general education courses at TCC including ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.
What it takes to complete a B.S. degree in Human and Family Sciences from NSU. If you don't complete your AA or AS at TCC, you will need to meet NSU's specific general education requirements. You must have at least 124 hours completed to earn a BS degree. Of those hours, 60 must be from a university (4 year school; 30 hours required from NSU), 40 must be junior and senior (3000/4000) level, and half of the hours in your major must be from NSU. You must also be both English and computer proficient. This means that you must pass Composition I & II with a "C" or better and pass the designated computer proficiency class if needed. Therefore, when you transfer to NSU, you will likely need to complete around 60 more hours in order to earn your BS.
How do my TCC classes transfer to NSU? Every class that you have taken at TCC will transfer to NSU. Each class 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. They allow you to explore your academic interests outside of your major while counting toward the 124 hours you need to graduate. Most degree programs at NSU allow for some free electives. If you completed a class at TCC that does not meet one of the other specific requirements, it will count in this 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 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 AA or AS 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.
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