TCC to NSU Tahlequah: Geography

TCC Associate in Science – Geography to NSU Tahlequah Bachelor of Arts in Geography

Tulsa Community College to NSU, Smart Choice

Major FAQs

NSU Geography, B.A.: The geography major is a well-rounded, flexible, liberal arts degree and is good preparation for graduate work in geography or related disciplines. Students may select courses within the geography major to design a more applied program and career-oriented courses; such an applied focus prepares students for careers in both the public and private sector of the economy. Geographers work in such areas as environmental analysis and management, transportation, teaching, urban and regional planning, economic development, marketing research, resource management, retail site selection, historic preservation, and geospatial technology.

Major guidelines / regulations: Specifically, the Geography (GEOG) major requires two core courses, three hours in human geography, three hours in physical geography, three hours in regional geography, six hours in geographic techniques, and an additional 15 hours in geography electives (18 hours of the geography major may be completed at TCC). The Geography major requires the completion of an 18-hour minor in another discipline of your choice.

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
  • HIST 1483 or 1493 US History
  • POLS 1113 American Federal Government
  • CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications
  • GEOG 1014 Geography (Physical)

Total: 16 hours

Spring Semester

  • ENGL 1213 Composition II
  • GEOL 1014 General Geology (Physical)
  • GEOG 2013 World Regional Geography
  • General Education Elective (3 hours)
  • Humanities (3 hours)

Total: 16 hours

Sophomore Year at TCC

Fall Semester

  • GEOG 1043 Introduction of Cultural Geography
  • GEOG 2344 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOL 1024 General Geology (Historical)
  • Humanities (3 hours)

Total: 14 hours

Spring Semester

  • COMM 1113 Public Speaking
  • MATH 1473 Math for Critical Thinking or MATH 1513 College Algebra
  • SOC 2123 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Recommended Elective (6 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Junior Year at NSU

Fall Semester

  • Human Topical Geography elective (3 hours)
  • Physical Geography elective (3 hours)
  • Minor Course work (6 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (3 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Spring Semester

  • GEOG 3513 Map Interpretation or GEOG 4833 Advanced GIS
  • GEOG 3/4000 Elective (6 hours)
  • Minor Course work (6 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Senior Year at NSU

Fall Semester

  • GEOG 3/4000 Elective (6 hours)
  • Minor Course work (3 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (9 hours)

Total: 18 hours

Spring Semester

  • GEOG 3/4000 Elective (3 hours)
  • Minor Course work (3 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (9 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

Total hours needed from a 4 year university to complete Geography BA: 63 (124 total hours)

Contact

For further information, contact Dr. Dan Savage, Department Chair, 918-444-3506, savagedm@nsuok.edu.