Plan of Study
TCC Associate of Arts in History
NSU Bachelor of Arts in History
The History program at NSU offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. 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.
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 for the History major at NSU. In addition to general education requirements obtaining an Associate in Arts degree in History from TCC will provide 12 hours of the 36 hours of history courses required for the major.
What it takes to complete a B.A. in History from NSU. If you don't complete your AA or AS at TCC, you will need to meet Northeastern's specific general education requirements. You must have at least 124 hours completed to earn a B.A. in History. Of those hours, 60 must be from a four-year college or university, 40 must be junior and senior (3000/4000) level, and half of the hours in your major must be from NSU. You must be English proficient; this means that you must pass English composition I & II with a "C" or better. Therefore, when you transfer to NSU, you will likely need to complete 60 to 64 more hours in order to earn your B.A. in History. Specifically, 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.
How do my TCC classes transfer to NSU? Every class that you have taken 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 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 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 the first 64 hours will apply to your degree. This is because 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. For more information call us at 918-444-3500 or visit the Department of History.
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