TCC to NSU Broken Arrow: Computer Science

TCC Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems to NSU Broken Arrow Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Tulsa Community College to NSU, Smart Choice

Major FAQs

NSU B.S. in Computer Science prepares graduates to enter a computer-related career and be able to solve programs using computers. The program’s goal is to provide a strong combination of theory and practice that prepare graduates well for the rapidly evolving workplace. The core courses provide a strong foundation in programming and the design of software. Electives in the major may be chosen in a number of areas such as networking or database management.

Major guidelines / regulations:

  • Students must choose a minor in an area other than computer science. Minors are 18 hours.

What it takes to complete a B.S in Computer Science 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 bachelor’s degree. 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. You must also be both English and computer proficient. This means that you must pass English Composition I & II with a “C” or better and demonstrate computer proficiency (high school or college course work / test). Therefore, when you transfer to NSU, you will likely need to complete around 64 more hours in order to earn your bachelor’s degree.

General FAQs

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 Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science from TCC. This milestone will also meet your general education requirements for the major at NSU. In addition to general education requirements obtaining an Associate in Science degree in Computer Science from TCC will provide 6 hours of computer science requirements, 3 hours technical writing requirement, and 3 hours of discrete mathematics needed for the BS degree.
How do my Tulsa Community Colleges classes transfer to NSU? Every class you take 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 NSU 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 those hours 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 because you must have 60 hours from a four-year institution to meet state requirements for 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.