Northeastern State University

Introduction

History

As you enter Northeastern State University’s Tahlequah campus, the paved walkway leading from Muskogee Avenue will take you on a path that embodies the history and heritage of NSU. From the bronze sculpture of Sequoyah, noted 19th century Cherokee diplomat and creator of the Cherokee syllabary, to the clock tower on Seminary Hall that is a symbol of this institution, you will participate in a very unique experience.

Back in 1846, Northeastern State University was founded as the Cherokee National Female Seminary. This historic link to the Cherokee Nation and Indian Territory make Northeastern the oldest institution of higher learning in Oklahoma.

Our history as a state institution began on March 6, 1909, when the Oklahoma legislature purchased the Female Seminary and created Northeastern State Normal School, where the first classes were held on September 14, 1909. A decade later, NSNS transformed into Northeastern State Teacher’s College, offering a four-year curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree. The Oklahoma legislature authorized changing the name of NSTC to Northeastern State College in 1939. We became officially known as Northeastern State University in 1985.

Today we are Oklahoma’s fourth-largest public four-year institution and one of six regional institutions governed by the Regional University System of Oklahoma board. The university serves a learning hub in northeastern Oklahoma formed by three campuses – the main campus in Tahlequah and branch campuses in Muskogee and Broken Arrow – which together serve nearly 9,000 students annually.

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission

Founded on the rich educational heritage of the Cherokee Nation, the campuses of Northeastern State University provide its diverse communities with lifelong learning through a broad array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional doctoral degree programs. With high expectations for student success, the University provides quality teaching, challenging curricula, research and scholarly activities, immersive learning opportunities, and service to local and professional communities. The institution’s dedicated faculty and staff offer a service-oriented, supportive learning environment where students prepare to achieve professional and personal success in a multicultural and global society.

Focused Mission Statement

We empower students, faculty, staff and the community to reach their full intellectual and human potential by creating and expanding a culture of learning, discovery, and diversity.

Vision

Northeastern State University shapes the future of its region as the educational partner of choice, setting a standard of excellence by serving the intellectual, cultural, social and economic needs of the University’s diverse communities.

Values

Integrity

NSU models integrity through ethical and intellectual behaviors and practices by advancing honesty, human dignity, and accountability.

Collaboration

NSU engages in collaboration through partnerships to create learning opportunities and promote educational and economic success.

Creativity

NSU advances creativity through exploration, innovation, critical inquiry, and intellectual freedom.

Leadership

NSU inspires leadership through its commitment to prepare and serve others.

Excellence

NSU pursues excellence by continually improving individually and as a community.

Communication

NSU advocates communication through the free flow of information and ideas.

Diversity

NSU values diversity and empowerment by promoting the rights of individuals and equal access to educational and enrichment experiences, respecting cultural differences, and ensuring equal opportunity.

NSU at a Glance

Enrollment

- Full Time Part Time Total
Undergraduate 5,001 2,043 7,045
Graduate 477 755 1,231
Total 5,478 2,798 8,276
Opening Enrollment Report for Fall 2015

Degree Programs
  • 54 Undergraduate programs/majors
  • 24 Graduate programs
Opening Enrollment Report for Fall 2015

Student Profile
  • 62.7% Women
  • 37.3% Men
  • 91.9% Oklahoma Residents
  • 6.4% Other United States and territories
  • 50.6% White
  • 19.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 15.7% Two or more races
  • 4.0% African American/Black
  • 1.7% Unknown
  • 4.8% Hispanic
  • 2.0% Asian
  • 1.7% Non-resident alien
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Opening Enrollment Report for Fall 2015

Most Popular Fields of Study
  • Elementary Education
  • Biology
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
Faculty
  • 51% Women
  • 49% Men
  • 19% Minority
  • 53% With highest degree in field
Class Size
  • 84% Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students
  • 97% Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students
Housing
  • 65% New freshman live on campus
  • 18% All undergrads live on campus
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Bachelor of Business Administration

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Tahlequah Muskogee Broken Arrow + 2 more

The Business Administration major provides a diversified background in the various disciplines necessary for success in the field of business. Students who wish to keep their options open and explore the many facets of business should choose a major in Business Administration. [+]

The Business Administration major provides a diversified background in the various disciplines necessary for success in the field of business. Students who wish to keep their options open and explore the many facets of business should choose a major in Business Administration. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Administration offers you the most flexibility to choose from courses in all the functional areas of business. With guidance from a faculty advisor, you determine a program that fulfills your individual needs and objectives. What Can I Do With A Degree In Business Administration? TYPES OF JOBS General Management Sales Management Human Resource Management Policy Development Property Management Commercial Banking Management Operations Management Operations Research Analysis: Production Management: Materials Management: Self Employment Industrial Sales Customer Service Commercial Banking Real Estate/Property Management POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS Business and industry including: Banks and financial institutions Retail stores Restaurants Hotels Service providers Healthcare organizations Local, state, and federal government Nonprofit organizations Self-employed Educational institutions Employment and staffing agencies Professional employment organizations (PEOs) Labor unions Federal government agencies including: Department of Labor Employment Security Commission Bureau of Labor Local and state government agencies Corporate universities Consulting firms Manufacturing companies Retail and customer service industries Restaurant and hotel chains Business and industry training facilities Educational institutions Community agencies Private foundations Other medium and large size organizations [-]

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Bachelor in Accounting

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Tahlequah Muskogee Broken Arrow + 2 more

The Accounting major is designed for the person who is analytical and seeks a career that can branch into almost any area of business. The two areas of emphasis in this major lead graduates toward the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification. [+]

The Accounting major is designed for the person who is analytical and seeks a career that can branch into almost any area of business. The two areas of emphasis in this major lead graduates toward the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification. A CPA seeks a career in public accounting with careers available in auditing, consulting, or tax preparation. In the State of Oklahoma, prospective CPAs must have 150 hours of academic credit prior to sitting for the examination. A CMA seeks a career in the corporate sector providing services related to company operations, including development of financial statements, analysis of costs and operations. An increasing proportion of time is spent on evaluation and analysis of financial information. Accounting graduates are challenged to develop mental discipline, communicate effectively, think critically, and serve as an objective and ethical member of the management team. Accounting Core ACCT 3003 Income Tax Accounting - 3 hours ACCT 3203 Cost Accounting - 3 hours ACCT 3303 Intermediate Accounting I - 3 hours ACCT 3313 Accounting Information Systems - 3 hours ACCT 3403 Intermediate Accounting II - 3 hours Areas of Emphasis Public Accounting ACCT 4503 Auditing - 3 hours ACCT Electives - 6 hours Managerial Accounting ACCT 4203 Cost Accounting II - 3 hours ACCT Electives - 6 hours Total Major Credits: 24 hours [-]

Bachelor in Environmental Health and Safety Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Tahlequah Muskogee Broken Arrow + 2 more

The Environmental, Health and Safety Management major is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare you for professional careers in a variety of fields including, but not limited to: federal, state, local, and tribal governments, consulting, industry, and other privately owned companies. [+]

The Environmental, Health and Safety Management major is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare you for professional careers in a variety of fields including, but not limited to: federal, state, local, and tribal governments, consulting, industry, and other privately owned companies. Employment opportunities exist in manufacturing, production, health care, insurance, public safety, law enforcement, construction, public and private utilities, communication, and transportation industries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates approximately 20% growth in job opportunities in this field over the next ten years. What is an Environmental, Health and Safety professional? Although it’s often easier to define the role of a lawyer, doctor or teacher; the function an environmental, health and safety professional performs is just as vital to society. Being an environmental, health and safety professional involves protecting America’s workforce, the public and the environment from injury, illness and damage. In this era of technological and scientific advancement, environmental, health and safety management has become one of the most challenging and rewarding career options. Coursework in this program covers regulatory compliance with EPA and OSHA regulations and standards, industrial hygiene, waste minimization, toxicology, pollution control, risk assessment, science regarding the fate, transport and effects of contaminants, workers’ compensation, climate change, loss control, hazardous waste management, ergonomics, emergency planning, transportation and handling of hazardous materials and much more. This is a very broad discipline and thus provides numerous and diverse career opportunities. This program is designed as a double major; however, there are two major/minor options for students who change... [-]

Bachelor in Finance

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Tahlequah Muskogee Broken Arrow + 2 more

The Finance major is divided into two areas of emphasis: The Financial Management Emphasis and the Financial Planning Emphasis. [+]

The Finance major is divided into two areas of emphasis: The Financial Management Emphasis and the Financial Planning Emphasis. Financial Management Emphasis The Financial Management Emphasis prepares students to perform effectively in a variety of financial management activities. Graduates can pursue careers in small business, corporate financial management, banking, insurance, investment management, real estate, and mortgage companies. Course work involves the study of financial instruments, financial practices, the structure and functions of financial institutions, the legal and economic context within which financial operations are conducted, investment analysis, portfolio management, business forecasting, and economic analysis. Financial Planning Emphasis The Financial Planning Emphasis prepares students for careers as financial advisors. Financial planning is one of the fastest growing segments of the financial serviced industry. Career opportunities are found in financial planning firms of various sizes, law firms, brokerage firms, insurance companies, and accounting firms. Financial Planners are also hired by corporations to organize and maintain employee benefit plans and by bank trust departments. Course work centers around wealth creation and retention. Areas of study include investments, risk management, estate planning, taxation, and analysis of retirement-based programs. [-]

Bachelor in Marketing

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Tahlequah Muskogee Broken Arrow + 2 more

When people hear the word marketing, they automatically think of advertising and sales, but marketing is much more than that. Marketing starts with you. You're the consumer, and you have wants and needs. Marketing searches out consumer wants and needs in order to develop products that meet those needs. [+]

When people hear the word marketing, they automatically think of advertising and sales, but marketing is much more than that. Marketing starts with you. You're the consumer, and you have wants and needs. Marketing searches out consumer wants and needs in order to develop products that meet those needs. Then, and only then, do advertising and selling enter the picture, and that for the purpose of informing you, the consumer, about the product or service that can meet your needs or satisfy your wants. And there's more. Business-to-business marketing can operate on a grand scale. A B2B marketer may help provide paper clips to an office supply store, jetliners to an airline or a power plant to a nation. What Can I Do With A Degree In Marketing? TYPES OF JOBS SALES AND PROMOTION Industrial Sales Wholesale Sales Direct Marketing Consumer Product Sales Financial Services Sales Services Sales Advertising Sales E-commerce Sales Management: District, Regional, and HigherPromotion: Consumer Trade Sales Force Customer Service MARKET RESEARCH Data Collection: Primary Secondary Field Service Data Analysis PURCHASING/PROCUREMENT Purchasing Buying Management RETAIL Buying/Merchandising Store Management Sales Management BRAND/PRODUCT MANAGEMENT POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS Large corporations Marketing research firms Public institutions concerning health, education, and transportation Management consulting firms Advertising agencies Manufacturers Retailers Trade and industry associations Government agencies Nonprofit organizations Special merchandisers: Single-line stores Limited-line stores Specialty stores General merchandisers: Department stores Variety stores Mass merchandisers: Discount stores Grocery stores Superstores Warehouse stores Local, state, and federal government Large corporations Educational institutions Hospitals For-profit and nonprofit... [-]

Bachelor in Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 USA Tahlequah Muskogee Broken Arrow + 3 more

Offered as a Bachelor of Business Administration or as a Bachelor of Technology, Supply Chain Management prepares you for a dynamic position in a rapidly changing global economy. [+]

Offered as a Bachelor of Business Administration or as a Bachelor of Technology, Supply Chain Management prepares you for a dynamic position in a rapidly changing global economy. With responsibilities ranging from buying raw materials to distributing finished products, supply chain managers need to control costs and increase quality while making sure what they do is profitable. And they need to be able to work with all kinds of different departments in an organization as well as with different organizations on the outside. Many organizations are just now learning how critical good supply chain management is and they're scrambling to find trained professionals to oversee what is increasingly becoming an important part of business. And that's where we come in. The skill set Northeastern State University provides to prepare you for a successful career in supply chain management includes: Negotiations Cost/price analysis National and international aspects of purchasing Performance measures Supplier evaluation Electronic commerce Strategic and team planning, Inventory control Transportation management Distribution If you choose the Bachelor of Business Administration major in Supply Chain Management, you'll get not only training in supply chain management, but a well-rounded business education that includes finance, marketing, accounting, economics, and more. Take the Bachelor of Technology track and you'll learn about supply chain management from an industry perspective. The beauty of the NSU Supply Chain Management program is that you can draw from our classes in both business administration and in technology. That gives Northeastern State University one of the most unique supply... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Tahlequah Muskogee Broken Arrow + 2 more

All Early Childhood Education majors must complete the 4 x 12 requirements. Students will complete 12 hours in 4 areas: Communication Arts, Social Sciences, Math, and Science. In each course of the 4 x 12, students must receive a grade of “C” or better. [+]

Smart Choice is a model program developed by Northeastern State University. The unique blended-color logo and the Smart Choice slogan represent commitment on the part of NSU and participating two-year colleges to help students make a seamless transition from earning an associate’s degree to attaining a four-year degree in the program of their choice. Students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education must meet the following requirements: Student will have completed a minimum 45 hours and have a 2.75 overall Grade Point Average; ALL potential teacher education majors must show verification that they have taken, or are registered to take, the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET) when they begin classes in NSU’s Professional Education sequence. Students may complete either an Associate of Science or Arts Degree. Within their Associate’s degree, students should complete the required prerequisites for their major. All Early Childhood Education majors must complete the 4 x 12 requirements. Students will complete 12 hours in 4 areas: Communication Arts, Social Sciences, Math, and Science. In each course of the 4 x 12, students must receive a grade of “C” or better. Course Sequence Communication Arts (12 hours required) ENGL 1113 Freshmen Composition I ENGL 1213 Freshmen Composition II SPCH 1113 Introduction to Speech Communication 3 hours Course in English, Literature, or Speech Social Sciences (12 hours required) PSY 1113 General Psychology HIST 2483 American History 1492 - 1865 or HIST 2493 American History 1865 - Present POS 1113 American Federal Government and Politics 3... [-]