TCC to NSU Tahlequah: History

Tulsa Community College to NSU, Smart Choice

Major FAQs

NSU History, B.A.: A history major is particularly suitable for individuals planning to continue their education in graduate history programs or in professional schools such as law or divinity. Career opportunities are also available in government service, journalism, and other occupations and professions requiring a broad background, critical thinking, and research ability.

Major guidelines / regulations: The History (HIST) major requires two introductory courses (six hours) is each of three areas western civilization (one taken for general education humanities credit), world history, and U.S. history (one taken for general education social science credit), six hours in advanced hours course in each of those same areas, and six hours of advanced history electives, and the one-hour senior seminar.  The History 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 US History 1492 to the Civil War Era
  • POLS 1113 American Federal Government
  • CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications
  • COMM 1113 Public Speaking

Total: 15 hours

Spring Semester

  • ENGL 1213 Composition II
  • Science w Lab (4-5 hours)
  • HIST 1493 US History Civil War Era to Present
  • General Education Elective (3 hours)
  • Humanities (3 hours)

Total: 16-17 hours

Sophomore Year at TCC

Fall Semester

  • HIST 1053 Ancient & Medieval Western Civilization
  • HIST 1033 History of Oklahoma
  • Non Lab Science (3 hours)
  • Recommended Elective (6 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Spring Semester

  • HIST 1063 Modern Western Civilization
  • MATH 1473 Math for Critical Thinking or MATH 1513 College Algebra
  • HIST elective (3 hours)
  • Recommended Elective (6 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Junior Year at NSU

Fall Semester

  • HIST 2713 Early World Civilizations to 1500
  • US History 3/4000 Elective (3 hours)
  • European History 3/4000 Elective (3 hours)
  • Minor Course work (3 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (3 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Spring Semester

  • HIST 2723 Modern World Civilizations since 1500
  • US History 3/4000 Elective (3 hours)
  • European History 3/4000 Elective (3 hours)
  • Minor Course work (6 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Senior Year at NSU

Fall Semester

  • World History 3/4000 elective (3 hours)
  • HIST 3/4000 elective (3 hours)
  • Minor Course work (3 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (9 hours)

Total: 18 hours

Spring Semester

  • World History 3/4000 elective (3 hours)
  • HIST 3/4000 elective (3 hours)
  • HIST 4951 Senior Seminar
  • Minor Course work (6 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (2 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 History BA: 63 (124 total hours)

Contact

For further information, contact Dr. Brad Agnew, Department Chair, 918-444-3519, agnew@nsuok.edu.