TCC to NSU Broken Arrow: Mathematics

TCC Associate of Science in Mathematics to NSU Broken Arrow Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Tulsa Community College to NSU, Smart Choice

Major FAQs

NSU BS. Mathematics: There are many career opportunities for people with degrees in mathematics. It is a common misperception that people with math degrees can only go on to teach mathematics. This is far from the truth. In today's information driven society, people with good mathematical and problem solving skills are in high demand. Often industry seeks out people with mathematics degrees not for any particular mathematical skills they possess, but rather for their problem solving skills (since good mathematicians tend to be good problem solvers). It is impossible to list every career where problem solving skills are needed since it includes almost every career in the universe!

Major guidelines / regulations:

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

What it takes to complete a BS. Mathematics 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 BS Ed.  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 60 more hours in order to earn your Bachelor of Science 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.  Education programs do NOT require minors.  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.