Undergraduate Curriculum Chart

Department

Degree

Major

Minor Studies

Pre-Professional

Interdepartmental

AA

General Studies

 

 

School of Arts and Sciences

 

 

 

Division of Communication, Language, and Literature

 

 

Department of

BS

Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication

 

Communication

BS

Mass Communication

Mass Communication

 

Studies

 

Television

 

 

 

 

Radio

 

 

 

 

Film Studies

 

 

 

BS

Organizational Communication

Organizational Communication

 

 

BS

Communication Studies

Communication Studies

 

 

BA

Communication Studies

 

 

 

BA

Dramatic Arts

Dramatic Arts

 

 

BA

Speech Communication Education*

 

 

 

BA

Theatre Education*

 

 

Department of

BA

English

English

 

English

BA

English Education*

Writing

 

Division of Music

 

 

 

 

Department of

BS

Music

Music

 

Music

BS

Music Education*

 

 

 

BS

Church Music

Church Music

 

Department of Music Business

BS

Music Business

Music Business

 

Division of Natural and Applied Sciences

 

 

 

BS

Health Sciences

 

Pre-Nursing

 

BS

Medical Technology

 

Pre-Physical Therapy

 

BSN

Nursing

 

 

Department of

BS

Physical Education Education*

Physical Education

 

Human

BS

Physical Education

Coaching

 

Performance

 

 

Health Education

 

 

 

 

Sport Management

 

Department of

BS

Biology

Biology

 

Science and

BS

Biology Education*

Environmental Science

Pre-Medical

Mathematics

BS

General Science

Physics

Pre-Dental

 

BS

Chemistry

Physical Science

Pre-Pharmacy

 

BS

Chemistry Education*

Chemistry

Pre-Veterinary

 

BS

Mathematics

General Science

Pre-Physician Assistant

 

BS

Mathematics Education*

Mathematics

Pre-Engineering

 

BS

Financial Mathematics

 

 

 

BS

Physics

 

 

 

BS

Physics Education*

 

 

Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

 

 

BA

History

History*

Pre-Law

 

BA

History and Political Science

Criminology

 

 

BA

History Education*

Family Studies

 

 

BS

Behavioral Science

Social Science

 

 

BS

Social Science

Political Science

 

 

BSSW

Social Work

Behavioral Science

 

 

BS

Psychology

Sociology

 

 

 

 

Social Work

 

 

 

 

Psychology

 

School of Business and Management

 

 

Department of

BBA

 

Business Administration

 

Business

 

Accounting

Economics*

 

Administration

 

Community Development

Accounting

 

 

 

Digital Multi-Media Communication

Information Technology

 

 

 

E-Commerce

Economics/Finance

 

 

 

Information Technology

Economics

 

 

 

Music Business

Marketing

 

 

 

Marketing

Digital Multi-Media Communication

 

 

 

Management

Digital Graphic Design and Multimedia

 

 

 

Professional Accountancy

 

 

 

BS

Business Education*

E-Commerce

 

 

BS

Information Technology

 

 

 

 

Digital Graphic Design and Multimedia

 

 

 

 

Specialized Computing

 

 

 

 

Web Development

 

 

 

AS

Information Technology

 

 

Department of

 

 

 

 

Management and

BA

Management and Human Relations

 

 

Human Relations

BS

Management Information Systems

 

 

School of Education

 

 

 

 

BS

Elementary Education*

Elementary Education
(non-licensure)

 

 

BS

Special Education*

Middle School Education

 

 

BA

Education (non-licensure)

(non-licensure)

 

 

BS

Education (non-licensure)

Secondary Education

 

 

 

 

(non-licensure)

 

 

 

 

Professional Elementary Education*

 

 

 

 

Professional Secondary Education*

 

 

AS

Child Care

 

 

 

AS

Paraprofessional Training

 

 

School of Religion

 

 

 

 

Department of

BA

Religion

Professional Pastoral Ministry

 

Religion and

BA

Religious Studies

Professional Compassionate Ministry

 

Philosophy

BA

Christian Ministry
(Salvation Army)

Professional Christian Education/Children's Ministry

 

 

 

 

Professional Youth Ministry

 

 

 

 

Professional Worship Ministry

 

 

 

 

Professional Missions

 

 

 

 

New Testament Greek

 

 

 

Philosophy

 

 

 

Religious Studies

 

 

 

 

Biblical Studies

 

 

 

 

Biblical Hebrew

 

 

 

 

Biblical Languages

 

 

 

 

Christian Education/Children's Ministry

 

 

 

 

Youth Ministry

 

 

 

 

Compassionate Ministry

 

 

 

 

Missions

 

* A program leading to teacher certification is available in these fields. Changes in endorsement requirements at the Tennessee State Dept. of Education level may require changes in published TNU programs in teacher education.

Graduate Programs

To encourage and provide continued professional growth opportunities, Trevecca offers the following programs: Graduate Education, Graduate Library Science, Graduate Management, Graduate Physician Assistant, Graduate Psychology, and Graduate Religion.

Graduate Education Program

Master of Arts:

Teaching K-6

Teaching 7-12

Master of Education

Educational Leadership

Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching Reading

Instructional Effectiveness (Curriculum and Instruction)

Instructional Technology

Doctor of Education:

Leadership and Professional Practice

Graduate Library Science Program

Master of Library and Information Science

Graduate Management Program

Master of Science:

Management

Master of Business Administration:

Management

Graduate Physician Assistant Program

Master of Science:

Medicine (Physician Assistant)

Graduate Psychology Program

Master of Arts:

Counseling

Counseling Psychology

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

Graduate Religion Program

Master of Arts:

Preaching

Biblical Studies

Theological Studies

Continuing and Cooperative Education

As need and opportunity arise, the college may provide sponsorship or resources for credit or non-credit training in a variety of educational programs. Courses are offered and programs administered through the appropriate academic departments or programs.

Continuing Education

Continuing education courses are designed to meet the educational needs of nontraditional students. A limited number of non-credit educational activities are awarded Continuing Education Units. A CEU is defined as "ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction." CEU awards are offered occasionally by academic departments or programs and may be earned as class or individual units. For further information concerning a specific academic program, contact the appropriate academic department, program, or the Academic Affairs Office.

Cooperative Academic Programs

In collaboration with other institutions of higher education and through consortium agreements, Trevecca offers a number of off-campus for-credit learning opportunities to students. Because of the nature of these programs and the financial obligations to outside agencies, regular financial aid programs may not be available to students who wish to participate. Students are advised to work with the financial aid office to determine whether or not aid is available to them for a particular cooperative academic program.

Cross-Registration for Nazarene Colleges and Universities

Trevecca Nazarene University participates in a cross-registration program with several other institutions of higher education which are related to the Church of the Nazarene. An undergraduate student may take up to 18 semester hours through cross-registration. To participate in this program, a student must be a second-semester sophomore in good academic standing. The student will be enrolled at Trevecca while attending classes at the host institution. Information and application materials for this program are available through the Academic Affairs Office. The student must have the approval of the vice president for academic affairs, the dean of student development, and his/her academic advisor. The institutions participating in this program are: Eastern Nazarene College (Massachusetts), Mid-America Nazarene University (Kansas), Mount Vernon Nazarene University (Ohio), Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho), Olivet Nazarene University (Illinois), Point Loma Nazarene University (California), and Southern Nazarene University (Oklahoma).

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

Trevecca Nazarene University is one of over 105 members in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, a Washington D.C.-based organization which was founded in 1976. Students benefit directly from TNU's involvement in the CCCU through participation in the Washington-based American Studies Program (ASP), the Australian Studies Centre (ASC), the Latin American Studies Program (LASP) in Costa Rica, the Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC), the Oxford Summer Programme at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Oxford, England, the Russian Studies Program (RSP) in Moscow, the Middle-East Studies Program (MESP) in Cairo, the China Studies Program (CSP), the Scholars' Semester in Oxford (SSO), the Uganda Studies Program (USP), the Washington Journalism Center (WJS) in Washington D.C., and the Contemporary Music Center (CMC) on Martha's Vineyard. Application materials and information on these programs can be secured from the Career and Counseling Center. A partial description of each program as presented by CCCU is listed below. Eligibility requirements and detailed program descriptions are available at www.bestsemester.com. Trevecca generally assigns credit as recommended by the individual programs. Some offer specific course credits; others offer variable credits. While Trevecca works with other institutions in the offering of these credits, matters related to approval, acceptance of coursework, the assignment of grades, and course titles and descriptions are determined by Trevecca personnel and must be in compliance with Trevecca's policies and procedures.

American Studies Program

Make Washington, D.C. your classroom with the American Studies Program. The Washington, D.C.-based program includes:

Foundations for Public Involvement-The purpose of this unit is to explore and understand the theological and cultural issues foundational to the curriculum at the American Studies Program (ASP).

Topics in Domestic Policy-The purpose of this unit is to examine how questions of justice relate to the issues surrounding a contemporary domestic public policy issues.

Topics in International Policy-This unit focuses on a major topic in international policy and introduces students to Washington's international community.

Internship Course-The purpose of this course is to provide students the opportunities to serve in the marketplace and to reflect on that service to deepen faith, facilitate learning, and know more fully how God is calling them to his kingdom work.

Australia Studies Centre

The Australia Studies Centre offers students a semester at the Wesley Institute, in Sydney, Australia, where they can explore their artistic talents through Wesley Institute's outstanding division of Ministry and the Arts. ASC students will expand their understanding of faith and its relation to music, dance, drama and the visual arts. Students live with families and study with world-class professors and artists in one of the world's most vibrant cities. Students will participate in the core experiential course and choose the remainder of their credits from Wesley Institute's arts and ministry courses. ASC students will receive up to 16 semester hours of credit.

China Studies Program

The China Studies Program (CSP) enables student to view China from the inside to experience its culture and it diversities.

LEARN about China's language, history, government, economics, religion and culture through study in Mandarin and the variety of interdisciplinary courses offered.

LIVE on the campus of one of China's premier universities in the beautiful seaside port of Xiamen.

SERVE people in the Xiamen community through arranged projects, improving your own Chinese language capability while learning more about everyday life in China as you share your own culture with them.

TRAVEL to internationally famous sites in Fujian, Xi'an, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Latin American Studies Program

If you accept the LASP challenge, you will:

LEARN through Spanish language study and interdisciplinary seminars about Latin culture, history, ecology, politics, economics, and religion.

LIVE with Costa Rican families, improving your Spanish and sharing your life with Latin American Christians.

SERVE in a hands-on work opportunity that provides another window into Latin American life and allows you to gain experience in an area of professional interest.

TRAVEL through other Central American nations to discover the rich diversity of cultures and peoples in the region.

Los Angeles Film Studies Center

Join the rising number of Christian professionals in the film industry and enroll in the Los Angeles Film Studies Center. The objectives of the Los Angeles film Studies Center are as follows:

  • To introduce students to a Christian perspective on Hollywood; the aesthetic and practical aspects of the filmmaking process; and the study of the relationship between faith, film, and popular culture.
  • To assist students in reflecting upon and practicing being "salt and light" Christians in the Hollywood environment.
  • To provide an opportunity for students to observe and appraise their preparation and calling relative to the film industry through actively participating in it.

Required Courses

Internship: Inside Hollywood (6 credits)-Students participate in an internship experience in some aspect of the Hollywood entertainment industry. These are nonpaying positions primarily in an office setting such as development companies, agencies, management companies, post-production facilities, etc. Students work 20 to 24 hours a week, spread over a three to five day schedule. Orientation to the internship includes an overview of the creative and operational aspects of the Hollywood entertainment business, including the Christian's role in working therein. The internships do not include positions on actual filmmaking locations. Instead, students work in offices as support personnel to producers, writers, directors, agents, post-production personnel, and others involved in the total process of producing and distributing a major motion picture. The LAFSC provides interns to many of the major companies within Hollywood.

Faith, Film and Culture (4 credits)-This course is a study of the relationship between film and popular culture, with emphasis on Christianity's role in these arenas. The course examines how faith, film and culture mutually influence one another. It includes an overview of the historical relationship between the church and the movies, an understanding of a theology of the arts, a cultural studies approach to the nature of the arts in popular culture, and the Christian's role in identifying, discerning, and ultimately influencing movie content.

ELECTIVES: Students choose two of these three-credit classes:

Acting in Hollywood (3 semester credits)-An introduction to the practice and process of acting in the Hollywood entertainment arena. Topics include the role of agents, managers, casting directors, and unions; equity waiver theatres and showcases; photos and resumés and an exploration of the audition process used for commercials, live theatre, film and television. The class will provide a limited number of both off and on camera acting exercises. Attention will also be given to the unique role and demands that the acting profession places on the Christian actor.

Introduction to Filmmaking (3 semester credits)-An introduction to the theory and practice of motion picture filmmaking. Topics include familiarity with filmmaking equipment; basic motion picture techniques; converting ideas to images; the use of lighting, editing, and sound in film; and the role of acting, directing, and good storytelling in the filmmaking process. Students work in small groups to make several short Super 8mm and digital video films that manifest their faith in content and process.

Screenwriting (3 semester credits)-An introduction to contemporary screenwriting, including an understanding of dramatic structure, character and dialogue development, and the writing process. Students strive to complete a full-length screenplay for a feature film or "movie-of-the-week." Emphasis is given to the role of Christian faith and values as they relate to script content.

Seminar in Producing the Independent Film (3 semester credits)-An introduction to the process of producing an independent feature film. Topics include legal structures, business plans, pre-production activities such as scheduling and budgeting, and an overview of the producer's role in production, post-production, and distribution. Attention is given to the Christian's unique contribution to producing.

Middle East Studies Program

Live and study in Cairo, Egypt, one of the most complex and strategic areas of the world. The Middle East Studies Program seeks to prepare students to live the Christian life in a world that's religiously and culturally pluralistic. Students who decide to experience the Middle East through the Middle East Studies Program will:

LEARN through Arabic language study and interdisciplinary seminars about Middle Eastern culture, history, politics, economics and religion.

LIVE with a community of committed Christian students in the heart of Cairo.

SERVE in weekly hands-on work opportunities that provide a window into Egyptian life and a chance to gain experience in areas of specific interest.

TRAVEL to Israel/Palestine for two weeks to study the ongoing efforts for peace in the Middle East, and to Jordan, Syria and Turkey to experience and compare cultures throughout this region of the world. Optional weekend trips to Alexandria, Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, Mt. Sinai, the Red Sea and other historic sites are also available.

Russian Studies Program

Taste the richness of Russian culture with the Russian Studies Program.

LEARN about Russian culture, history, politics, economics and religion through Russian language study and interdisciplinary seminars.

LIVE for six weeks with Russian families, improving Russian language capability and learning more about everyday life by becoming part of their new family.

SERVE in a hands-on work opportunity that provides another window into Russian life and allows them to gain exposure and to serve in areas of specific interest.

TRAVEL to historic sites, beautiful churches, famous museums, palaces and other landmarks in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhni Novgorod, and the ancient cities of the "Golden Ring."

The Scholars' Semester in Oxford

The Scholars' Semester in Oxford allows students to do intensive scholarship in a historic seat of learning. As visiting students at Oxford University and members of Wycliffe Hall, students have the privilege to live, study, and learn in one of university's historic halls. The SSO is designed for students interested in the fields of Theology, Biblical Studies, Education, Science, Pre-Med, Psychology, Business and Humanities. Applicants are generally honors and other very high achieving students. Students earn 17 semester hours of credit.

The Oxford Summer Programme

  • Spend three weeks studying in historic Oxford, England
  • Earn 2-4 credits
  • Study with Oxford Academics
  • Participate in field trips
  • Open to undergraduates from all disciplines

Uganda Studies Program

Uganda Christian University, located 15 miles from the capital city of Kampala in Mukono, hosts a student program dedicated to the study of Africa. Uganda Studies Program students together with the Uganda Christian University Honours College will focus on African history, literature, language and culture as well as the history of the church and missions in Africa. Courses taught by local faculty in the English tutorial tradition will immerse students in a uniquely African education. Home stays, travel, service learning and daily interaction form the backbone of the USP experience. Also available is a program in Intercultural Ministry/Missions Emphasis (IMME). Participants in addition to the academic studies will stay in homes and travel on weekends to experience mission and developmental work in Uganda. Students can earn up to 16 semester hours of credit.

The Washington Journalism Center

The Washington Journalism Center (WJC) is a semester-long study program in Washington, DC, created for students interested in the field of journalism. While in Washington, students will take classes focusing on the history and future of the media and how it relates to the public as well as on their personal writing skills. These classes-Foundations for Media Involvement, Reporting in Washington, and Washington News and Public Discourse-combined with an internship at a top news publication will help students learn to integrate their faith in a journalism career. Students will also participate in service learning opportunities as well as live with families in home stays as part of the WJC experience.

The Contemporary Music Center

The Contemporary Music Center offers the opportunity to spend a semester studying, living and working with faculty, music industry experts and other students who share your interest in making and marketing contemporary music. It is a chance to devote some serious time to discovering how God would have you integrate your faith and your love of music in the marketplace.

The program isn't just for music majors-it's for any student considering a career as a musician, vocalist, songwriter, producer, engineer, artist manager, booking agent, A&R director, marketing executive, music publisher, concert promoter or entertainment industry entrepreneur.

In addition to core courses investigating the music industry and the intersection of faith and culture, you can choose between the Artist Track or the music Executive Track. You will get hours and hours of hands-on experience, plus lectures, seminars, directed study and an intensive field experience in Nashville. When not in class, you'll be in the studio or the music business offices, and, together with your classmates, you'll make and market a CD of original music all on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard, five miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Other Off-campus Study Programs

Focus on the Family Institute

The Focus on the Family Institute, a one-semester college program commissioned by Focus on the Family, exists to provide a unique Christian educational community that nurtures passionate and persuasive leaders who are committed to Jesus Christ, equipping them to promote healthy families, vibrant churches, and a civil society.

Fall/Spring Courses

PHL 426 Christian Worldview Studies

PSY 453 Marriage Studies

PSY 454 Family Life Studies

POL 427 Family, Church and Society Studies

Practicum

Summer Courses

PSY 456 Family Issues in Christian Perspective

PHL 428 Cultural Issues in Christian Perspective

Program information is available at the Career and Counseling Center and at www.focusinstitute.org.

Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies

Trevecca Nazarene University is a participating college of Au Sable Institute. Courses from the institute are offered through the TNU Department of Science and Mathematics. The Program is described in further detail under the department's section in this catalog.

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Trevecca students may take marine biology through its affiliation with the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Mississippi. For additional information on Gulf Coast, see the Department of Science and Mathematics section in this catalog.

Army ROTC

Trevecca has a cooperative agreement with the Army ROTC at Vanderbilt University in which students from Trevecca may receive credit for ROTC courses and transfer them back on their degree program at Trevecca. Upon successful completion of the bachelor's degree program at Trevecca and successful completion of the ROTC program, the student will receive a commission in the Army as well as the degree from Trevecca. A student must be enrolled full-time at Trevecca to be eligible to apply for the ROTC program. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to qualified students. There is no military commitment until entering the Advanced Program. Upon graduation, there is an active duty and reserve duty obligation for scholarship students. The location of Trevecca makes this cross-town agreement attractive for students desiring officers' training in the Army. Students may use ROTC credit for a minor in Military Science.

Interdepartmental Studies

Interdepartmental Courses

Developmental Education Courses (not for credit toward graduation)

INT 0900 - Foundations in English Learning Strategies (3)

Emphasizes strategies to assist students in both writing and reading skills. It gives practice in the writing of paragraphs and focuses on an intensive review of grammar and punctuation. The course also analyzes the paragraph and other reading selections from the reader's perspective in order to increase students' reading skills. It is required of students with an English ACT score of 17 and below and/or reading ACT score of 15 and below. The course gives institutional credit but no credit toward graduation. Graded S, IP, U, F.

INT 0950-Elementary Algebra (3)

Prepares students for college level mathematics. Material will encompass basic math skills and elementary algebra, depending on the needs of the students. The course gives institutional credit but no credit toward graduation. Students who plan to take MAT 1055 or MAT 1044 must pass INT 0960 prior to enrolling in either of those courses. Fee charged. Graded S, IP, U, F.

INT 0960-Intermediate Algebra (3)

Prepares students for college level mathematics or college algebra. Material will encompass systems of equations, factoring, quadratic equations, algebraic fraction operations, roots and radicals, word problem applications, functions, and graphing. The course gives institutional credit but no credit toward graduation. Students must pass to advance to MAT 1055 or MAT 1044. Fee charged. Graded S, IP, U, F.

General Electives (for college credit)

INT 1010 - Study Skills (2)

Emphasizes intensive study and practice in time management, note-taking and test-taking focusing on different study techniques. This course may be required of students on academic probation for the first time and is required for AEP students who must register for two developmental courses and students admitted on Academic Restriction. Graded on a regular letter grade basis.

INT 1050-Career Planning and Development (1)

Focuses on guiding students through the academic and career exploration and planning processes and provides the strategies and skills necessary for a lifetime of career-related decision making. Students will participate in a variety of self-discovery activities exploring personal interests, values, and abilities. With this information, students will utilize various exploration techniques to define and clarify educational and career plans. Graded on a regular letter grade basis.

General Studies AA

The Associate of Arts in General Studies is a two-year program designed for the student who does not desire to concentrate in one major field of study. The program provides the student with a general exposure to the major fields of knowledge with 39-40 hours of required courses and 20-21 hours elective courses selected with the guidance of an advisor. This degree is for students who complete their college work at this level and is not awarded to those who plan a four-year degree.

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

(3)

 

(either one may be taken as one of the Social Science options below)

SOCIAL SCIENCE (choose two)

(6)

 

ECO

2000

Principles of Macroeconomics

(3)

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communications

(3)

 

ATH

3010

Introduction to Anthropology

(3)

 

HIS

2010

U.S. History I

(3)

 

HIS

2020

U.S. History II

(3)

 

POL

2020

American Political Institutions

(3)

ITI

1500

Office and Internet Technologies

(2)

SCI

1500

Life Science

 

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

(3)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Math

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

 

 

or

 

HPE

2040

Personal and Community Health

(3)

Total Required:

39 or 40 hours

Electives:

20 or 21 hours

Total

60 hours