Plan of Study
TCC Associate in Arts in Spanish
NSU Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
The mission of the Spanish Bachelor of Arts degree program is to assist students in acquiring an advanced level of proficiency (as defined by ACTFL, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) in all four language domains and in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational forms of communication. The program also has the goal of helping students gain a high level of familiarity with both the products and practices of Hispanic cultures so that they can interact successfully with members of these cultures and appreciate their history and achievements.
Finally, the Spanish Bachelor of Arts program seeks to prepare students to utilize their language skills professionally and to become lifelong language learners.
The Spanish Bachelor of Arts degree program is a unit of the Department of Languages and Literature. The faculty of the Department of Languages and Literature is committed to the following general goals: 1.) the cultivation of scholarship, critical thinking, and competence for faculty and students in the diverse areas of its purview, 2.) attracting, developing, and retaining the most outstanding faculty we can find to serve our students in their learning experience, and 3.) promulgating a profound devotion to excellence in the study and application in teaching of languages and literature.
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 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, make sure you earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (an average of C or better) at Tulsa Community College. The student shall have graduated from TCC with an Associate in Arts Degree in Spanish with a total of sixty-one (61) credit hours (excluding physical education courses). A maximum of 18 hours can be transferred toward the major requirements at NSU.
What it takes to complete a BA from NSU. If you don’t complete your AA at TCC, you will need to meet NSU’s specific general education requirements. You must have at least 124 hours completed to earn a BA. Of those hours, 60 must be from a university (4-year school), 40 must be junior and senior (3000/4000) level, and half of the hours in your major must be from NSU. The core curriculum for the AA in Spanish degree at TCC and other courses outlined in the degree plan will be accepted as satisfying the general education and computer proficiency requirements for the BA in Spanish at NSU. When you transfer to NSU, you will likely need to complete around 60 more hours in order to earn your BA. It is necessary to consult with an advisor from the Spanish unit when selecting classes so that there is no duplication.
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 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 AA 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. However, be aware that only TCC courses selected for NSU equivalency which are in the Spanish core requirements will count in your Spanish major.
For more information view Course Sequence.