TCC to NSU Broken Arrow - Psychology


TCC Associate in Arts in Psychology to NSU Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Contact Transfer Student Services to make your transition to NSU as smooth and seamless as possible.

Tulsa Community College to NSU, Smart Choice

Major FAQs

The Psychology program at NSU offers a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology on both the Tahlequah and Broken Arrow campuses. The Psychology degree equips graduates for careers in a variety of occupations ranging from human services, management, government agencies, and education.
Major guidelines / regulations:

  • Minimum Grade of C is required for each Psychology Core Course.  Credit hours earned from NSU or transfer courses with grades lower than C will not apply toward the major core requirements.
  • Students must choose a minor in an area other than psychology.  Minors are 18 hours.

What it takes to complete a B.A. in Psychology 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 60 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 Psychology major at NSU.  In addition to general education requirements obtaining an Associate in Arts degree in Psychology from TCC will provide 6 hours of the required Psychology core.
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. 

For more information about the Psychology program please call 918-444-3015.