TCC to NSU Broken Arrow: Social Work

TCC Associate in Science – Human Services – Pre-Social Work to NSU Broken Arrow Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW)

Tulsa Community College to NSU, Smart Choice

Major FAQs

NSU Social Work, B.S.W.: This degree is recognized as the entry level professional degree for generalist social work practice in public and private social agencies. A BSW education combines liberal arts with professional social work foundation content to prepare graduates for direct services. To ensure professional standards, BSW programs must meet rigorous academic standards to gain and maintain accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE.

Major guidelines / regulations: For admission to a BSW program, the competition is rigorous and students must meet formal admissions standards, such as completing an application process and maintaining a minimum grade point average. The coursework is begun in the final two years of a four-year baccalaureate program. A student qualifies to be a social work major when the following requirements are completed:

  • General Education Language Arts - 9 hours
  • General Social Science - 9 hours
  • 2.5 Graduation/Retention GPA
  • University requirements for English Proficiency
  • Completion of application packet
  • Approval by the social work faculty
  • Obtain an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) Criminal History background check – this must also include the Sex Offender check and Violent Offender check (No more than 3 months old).

The curriculum prepares students for generalist practice and includes courses in human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, populations-at-risk, research, social work practice, field practicum, social work values and ethics, human diversity, and social and economic justice. This curriculum consists of 54 hours of required social work courses.

Successful completion of the BSW program The Social Work major consists of 43 hours of required social work courses, 6 hours of social work electives, and 5 hours of upper division electives from social work, social science, psychology, or Native American studies. This is a total of 54 hours. 124 hours are required to graduate from NSU, and a minimum of 60 of these hours must be from a four year school. Students are required to maintain a 2.5 overall GPA.

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. 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.

Freshman Year at TCC

Fall Semester

  • ENGL 1113 Composition I
  • PSY 1113 Introduction to Psychology
  • HSVC 1113 Principles of Human Services
  • HSVC 1213 Basic Counseling Skills
  • HSVC-Pre-Social Work Controlled Electives (3 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Spring Semester

  • ENGL 1213 Composition II
  • POLS 1113 American Federal Government
  • SOCI 1113 Sociology
  • HSVC 2023 Lifespan Development
  • HSVC 2053 Human Services Applications / Case Management
  • Humanities (3 hours)

Total: 18 hours

Sophomore Year at TCC

Fall Semester

  • COMM 1113 Public Speaking
  • HIST 1483 or 1493 U.S. History
  • MATH 1473 Math. for Critical Thinking or MATH 1513 College Algebra
  • BIOIL 1114 General Biology for Non-Majors
  • HSVC-Pre-Social Work Controlled Electives (3 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Spring Semester

  • BIOL 1383 Nutrition
  • ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • HUMN 2113 Humanities I or HUMN 2223 Humanities II
  • MATH 2193- Elementary Statistics or PSYC 2223/SOCI 2223- Behavioral Statistics
  • HSVC 2113 Internship

Total: 15 hours

Junior Year at NSU

Fall Semester

  • SOWK 3013 Interviewing Skills for Generalist Practice
  • SOWK 4613 Human Diversity and Social Work
  • Social Work Electives 3/4000 ( 3 hours)
  • SOWK/ Social Science /PSYC/ Amer. Indian Studies Elective (3 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (3 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Spring Semester

  • SOWK 3953 Practice I
  • SOWK 4863 Social Policy
  • SOWK 4873 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
  • Social Work Electives 3/4000 ( 3 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (3 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Senior Year at NSU

Fall Semester

  • SOWK 4313 Social Work Research
  • SOWK 4673 Practice II
  • SOWK 4984 Social Work Practicum I & Seminar
  • SOWK/ Social Science /PSYC/ Amer. Indian Studies Elective (2 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (6 hours)

Total: 18 hours

Spring Semester

  • SOWK 4733 Practice III
  • SOWK 4962 Senior Seminar
  • SOWK 4994 Social Work Practicum II & Seminar
  • Electives 3/4000 (6 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: 63

Total hours needed from a 4 year university to complete Social Work, B.S.W.: 60 (124 total hours)

Contact

For further information, contact Dr. Kathlyn Shahan, Department Chair, 918-444-3508, shahan@nsuok.edu.