TCC to NSU Broken Arrow: English

TCC Associate in Arts - Communication Arts & Technologies (English) to NSU Broken Arrow Bachelor of Arts in English

Tulsa Community College to NSU, Smart Choice

Major FAQs

NSU English, B.A.: Bachelor of Arts English provides a quality undergraduate program in English in the areas of literature, composition, and language usage.  The degree provides a generalist program that prepares the student for entry into the professional world.  The Languages and Literature English unit is committed to literature and composition/rhetoric focusing on the cultivation of scholarship, critical thinking, writing competence, and promotion of a devotion to literature and the use of written language.  The degree produces graduates with strong English language and literature experience who can become valuable citizens and serve as a resource in their communities.  The English major is a unit of the Department of Languages and Literature.

Major guidelines / regulations: English majors are required to earn a minor in another degree program area.

What it takes to complete a bachelor’s degree 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 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).

How do my Tulsa Community Colleges classes transfer to NSU?  Every class you take at TCC will transfer to NSU.  Each class counts in one of the following categories that make up a bachelor’s degree: general education, major, minor, or free elective.  Minors (18 hours) are a coherent set of courses in a discipline or interdisciplinary grouping other than a student's degree program.  Free electives can be selected from any academic area.  They allow you to explore academic interests outside of your major while counting toward the 124 hours you need to graduate.  If you completed a class at TCC that does not meet one of the other specific requirements, it will count as a free elective, up to the first 64 hours.  If you complete 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.  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.

Freshman Year at TCC

Fall Semester

  • ENGL 1113 Composition I
  • COMM 1113 Public Speaking
  • POLS 1113 American Federal Government
  • CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications or recommended elective
  • MATH 1473 Math for Critical Thinking or MATH 1513 College Algebra

Total: 16 hours

Spring Semester

  • ENGL 1213 Composition II
  • General Education Lab Science (4-5 hours)
  • HIST 1483 or 1493 US History
  • ENGL 2413 Introduction to Literature
  • Humanities (3 hours)

Total: 16-17 hours

Sophomore Year at TCC

Fall Semester

  • ENGL 2543 British Literature I
  • ENGL 2773 American Literature I
  • General Education Non-Lab Science (3 hours)
  • Humanities (3 hours)
  • Required Elective (3 hours) Foreign Lang. Fine Arts, PSYC, Social Sci

Total: 15 hours

Spring Semester

  • ENGL 2653 British Literature II
  • ENGL 2883 American Literature II
  • General Education Electives (6 hours)
  • Elective (3 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Junior Year at NSU

Fall Semester

  • ENGL 3253 Traditional Grammar and Usage
  • ENGL 3243 Creative Writing or ENGL 3083 Professional & Technical Writing or ENGL 4213 Advanced Composition for Teachers I
  • Minor Course work (6 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (3 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Spring Semester

  • ENGL 4083 Linguistics
  • ENGL 4363 Advanced Composition for Teachers II
  • ENGL 3/4000 electives (3 hours)
  • Minor Course work (3 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (3 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Senior Year at NSU

Fall Semester

  • ENGL 3/4000 electives (9 hours)
  • Minor Course work 3/4000 level (3 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (3 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Spring Semester

  • ENGL 4993 English Capstone Experience
  • ENGL 3/4000 electives (3 hours)
  • Minor Course work (6 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (3 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Additional Graduation Requirements at NSU

  • Students must complete 40 hours of 3000/4000 level course work
  • At least one-half (50%) of the hours required in the major must be from NSU
  • Students must earn 60 hours from a 4-year institution; 30 hours required from NSU
  • Students must have an overall grade point average of 2.0.

Total Hours

Total hours transferred from Tulsa Community College: 61-62

Total hours needed from a 4 year university to complete English bachelor’s degree: 63 (124 total hours)

English electives vary by campus.

Contact

For further information, contact Dr. Audell Shelburne, Department Chair, 918-444-3609, shelburn@nsuok.edu.