University Academic Calendar 2006-2007

Faculty/Administrator Workshops

August 17-24

President's Dinner

August 19

Beginning of Fall Semester

August 29*

Graduation Application Deadline-


December 2006 Graduates

September 30

Fall Board of Trustees Meeting

November 2-4


November 3-4

Thanksgiving Break

November 22-24

End of Fall Semester

December 11*

Graduation Application Deadline-


May/August 2007 Graduates

December 31

Beginning of Spring Semester

January 10*

Spring Board of Trustees Meeting

March 15-17

Top Nazarene Talent (TNT) at TNU

April 12-14

End of Spring Semester

April 27*


May 4


May 5

Beginning of Summer Semester

May 7*

End of Summer Semester

August 15*

* Starting and ending dates for classes in undergraduate and all graduate programs vary within the framework of each semester. The Management and Human Relations Program is structured on the basis of three consecutive semesters beginning at the start date for a cohort group. Dates for these programs are listed in the appropriate program catalog and should be referred to by the student enrolled in each program.


Other Important Dates for Undergraduate Program 2006-07


Summer Freshman Orientation

June 15-17

Beginning of Term for Medical Technology

June 4

Student Teachers Orientation

August 7-8

New Student Orientation

August 25-26

New Student Registration

August 26

Returning Student Registration

August 28

Classes Begin

August 29

Last Day to Register and Add Classes

September 4

Fall Break

October 9-10

Class Advising for Spring Semester

October 16-27

Last Day to Drop a Class with a "W"

November 3

Final Exams—Fall Semester

December 12-14


New Student Orientation

January 10

New Student Registration

January 10-11

Classes Begin

January 10

Last Day to Register and Add Classes

January 18

Spring Break

March 5-9

Class Advising for Summer and Fall Semesters

March 12-23

Last Day to Drop a Class with a "W"

March 23

Easter Break

April 6-9

Final Exams—Spring Semester

April 30–May 2


All Summer Term

May 7-June 15

Mini-Term I

May 7-23

Mid-Session Break

May 24-29

Mini-Term II

May 30–June 15

Ending of Term for Medical Technology

June 22

Summer Freshman Orientation

June 14-16

General Information

A Word From the President

Reading is an interesting event. When we read, some words rise while others remain flat on the page. You sit in a restaurant scanning a menu. Some descriptions of food entice you; others leave you less than interested. You stand in a book store. Some titles intrigue you, others don't. You read the newspaper. Some stories stop you; others don't even slow you down.

Could it be that reading reveals you, what your interests are, what your future may be like?

I would suggest that you read this catalog prayerfully. If words rise off the page, maybe God is speaking to you about the kind of work you are born to do. In the pages that follow, your future may be calling you. Your God-called work is the business of Trevecca.


Dan Boone, President

Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca Nazarene University is a fully accredited comprehensive institution of higher education located in Nashville, Tennessee. The University offers fifty baccalaureate and four associate degree majors through ten academic departments, four divisions, and four schools. Master's degrees are awarded in religion, education, management, physician assistant, library and information science, and counseling psychology. A doctorate is awarded in education. While Trevecca reaffirms its primary goal of educating recent high school graduates, it has also recognized and assumed responsibility for providing innovative undergraduate and graduate programs for adults.

Trevecca's distinctiveness is that of being a holiness institution of higher education which presents a Christian interpretation of truth. While the nature of the University has changed some over the years, its mission to provide quality Christian-centered education, with an emphasis on the integration of faith and learning, has been maintained. The name "university" is especially appropriate for any institution that clearly focuses on this mission.

There are several elements that are key to Trevecca's character:

First, teaching is the University's primary responsibility. While some faculty are increasingly engaged in research, writing, and service projects, their greatest task is to teach.

Second, the focus is on a strong liberal arts preparation and a viable general education program. Today, most graduate schools and employers are calling for a more general and liberally educated graduate. Trevecca is well-suited for such requests because it has historically included the liberal arts as part of its mission.

Third, the main concern is in helping the individual student. Trevecca is a Christian community.

Fourth, spiritual life development remains at the core of its focus. Chapel attendance, required religion courses, revivals, and the spiritual commitment of the faculty and student body are a vital part of University life.

We welcome and encourage you to be a part of Trevecca Nazarene University.


Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian community providing education for leadership and service.


Trevecca Nazarene University, founded in 1901 by J. O. McClurkan, is a private, accredited, co-educational, comprehensive institution of higher learning that exists to meet the higher educational needs of the Church of the Nazarene. Its academic programs are based on Christian values that promote scholarship, critical thinking, and meaningful worship for students in preparation for lives of leadership and service to the church, the community, and the world at large.

As the official university of the Church of the Nazarene in the southeastern United States, Trevecca is guided by the doctrines and principles for conduct of the denomination. The school emphasizes the authority of the Bible, as well as the doctrine, experience, and ethic of Christian holiness as interpreted by the Wesleyan tradition. The University welcomes students of any religious affiliation who subscribe to its ideals and standards.

Trevecca intends that its graduates be persons who are developing holistically in the cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual areas of being. They are to be individuals of strong Christian character able to make ethical decisions based on biblical principles. Their characteristics should include competence, responsibility, compassion, and the ability to integrate Christian faith and learning in practice. The University desires that each student develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

The University's curricular programs are focused principally upon traditional undergraduate education emphasizing both the liberal arts and sciences as reflected in the core curriculum and a number of professional content areas. The University also provides a variety of nontraditional and continuing education professional programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All University programs seek to prepare individuals for positions of leadership and service in their chosen careers.

To achieve its purpose, Trevecca employs faculty, administrators, and staff who seek to provide a supportive and challenging environment in which every student can realize his or her full potential in Christ. Therefore, employees must be committed Christians who are professionally qualified and fully committed to the mission and purpose of the school.


Trevecca Nazarene University was founded in Nashville in 1901 by Rev. J. O. McClurkan as the Literary and Bible Training School for Christian Workers. In 1910 the curriculum was enlarged and the name changed to Trevecca College, a name taken from an institution started in Wales in 1768 during the Wesleyan Revival.

In 1914 the College was moved from downtown Nashville to a site on Gallatin Road in East Nashville and in 1935 was established at its present location on Murfreesboro Road in Southeast Nashville. Trevecca became an official college of the Church of the Nazarene in 1917 and graduated its first four-year class in 1942. It was first accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1969. The first master's degree was added in 1984. The first doctoral degree was added in 1998.

The University is governed by a board of trustees elected by the various districts of the Church of the Nazarene which comprise the Southeast Educational Region.

Agreed Statement of Belief

The Church of the Nazarene believes:

  1. In one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  2. That the Old and New Testament scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.
  3. That man is born with a fallen nature and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.
  4. That the finally impediment are hopelessly and eternally lost.
  5. That the atonement through Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.
  6. That believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  7. That the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth and also to the entire sanctification of believers.
  8. That our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.


Trevecca Nazarene University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone number 404-679-4500) to award associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

Trevecca's Teacher Education Program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Education, and its Graduate Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistants (ARC-PA). Trevecca Nazarene University is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

These documents are on file in the office of the vice president for academic affairs and may be reviewed upon request.

Trevecca is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Council of Independent Colleges, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Association of Church Related Colleges and Universities, Council for the Advancement of Experiential Learning, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Tennessee College Association, Tennessee Council of Private Colleges, Tennessee Institute of Private Colleges, Christian Stewardship Association, Tennessee Independent College and University Association, and Mid-South Educational Research Association.

Institutional Operational Goals

Trevecca is committed to:

  1. Being a Christian university, which is guided by Wesleyan-holiness tradition, and ethical and moral values as interpreted by the Church of the Nazarene.
  2. Providing students with opportunities for academic, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth.
  3. Meeting the higher educational needs of our primary stakeholder-the Church of the Nazarene in the southeastern region.
  4. Maintaining a residential campus for traditional-age students, a majority of whom are from Nazarene and other Wesleyan holiness churches.
  5. Providing mission-based educational services when possible to all individuals who desire a university education in a Christian environment and from a Christian worldview.
  6. Maintaining all University resources in a responsible manner.
  7. Maintaining quality academic programs.
  8. Increasing enrollment in all programs, if such growth does not sacrifice other core values.
  9. Being a redemptive, evangelistic community of believers and learners.
  10. Providing a safe and healthy learning and living environment for students and employees.
  11. Improving the quality of life for students and employees in a consistent manner.
  12. Exploring new technologies and innovative ways of program delivery.
  13. Serving students as our primary customers.
  14. Developing life long relationships with students and alumni.
  15. Providing high quality support services for all aspects of the campus.
  16. Maintaining a positive relationship with the Middle Tennessee community.

Institutional Educational Goals

Trevecca Nazarene University seeks to develop a graduate who:

  1. Has a character capable of leadership and service shaped by the habits and practices of the Christian tradition.
  2. Has developed the capacity for disciplined reflection on the faith through the ministry of the Church and exposure to the parameters of the Christian faith, especially as it is engendered in the Wesleyan holiness tradition.
  3. Understands the literary, artistic, mathematical, and scientific contributions along with the persons, events, and ideas, which have given shape to civilization.
  4. Has developed an appreciation for the diversity of insight and perspective evident in the global community.
  5. Can write, speak, and use appropriate technologies in order to learn and communicate at a level consistent with an academic community.
  6. Has the critical thinking skills and commitment to learning which will foster a lifetime of intellectual growth.
  7. Sees life in its cognitive and affective; personal and relational; intellectual and spiritual; emotional, physiological, and physical dimensions in a way that engenders wholeness.
  8. Has developed essential skills through practicums, internships, and other educational experiences in the larger community, which will enable him/her to become a productive influence in society.
  9. Demonstrates competence in at least one academic discipline commensurate with the professional and degree standards.

The educational goals listed in each academic area are derived from or are in harmony with these institutional goals.

General Education Core Curriculum Outcomes and Objectives

Purpose of the Core Curriculum

The purpose of the general education core curriculum is to embody the Christian intellectual life thus helping to fulfill Institutional Educational Goals 1-8. Toward this end instruction is provided in the humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, natural sciences, religion/philosophy, and the critical reasoning skills essential to an educated Christian capable of leadership and service. All of this arises from the conviction that the liberal arts are best understood through a theological situation of life and learning. The basic assumptions of the general education program reflect the medieval insight that a mature faith seeks understanding. A graduate of the program will be exposed to the broad contours of human knowledge within the specific resources and perspectives offered by the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. The goal of the general education curriculum is to provide the occasion for the development of a truly Christian understanding in vital conversation with the liberal arts.

Organization of the Curriculum

The general education program is organized into four tiers, which together prepare the student for academic work toward a specific vocation. The Foundations Tier intends to provide the basic skills necessary for a university education and life long learning. The Human Sciences Tier seeks to introduce the student to the basic social structures necessary to a meaningful life. The Natural Sciences Tier intends to give the student an understanding of the scientific method, physical and biological sciences, and an appreciation of the environment. The central piece of the general education program is the Contexts Tier. This part of the program is a historically integrated sequence of courses embracing the basic content of a Christian liberal arts education. It is expected that students will take courses from the general education core over the entire four years.

General Education Outcomes

The purpose and organization of the general education curriculum is linked to the Institutional Educational Goals. Therefore, it emphasizes Christian character; disciplined reflection; literary, artistic, mathematical, and scientific contributions that have shaped civilization; appreciation for diversity; writing, speaking, and use of technology; critical skills essential to a lifetime of intellectual growth; and a holistic understanding of life. The learning outcomes of the general education curriculum seek to link the Institutional Educational Goals through an emphasis upon skills, content, and constructive/integrative domains of understanding. The curriculum embraces the conception that the four tiers (foundations, human sciences, natural sciences, and contexts) are best understood as involving skills, content, and constructive/integrative domains. While the general education curriculum is organized into tiers, the horizon that informs the core involves these outcomes which run throughout the tiers. In other words, an educated person will possess certain skills and content as a basis of embracing the world through a constructive and integrative theological vision of life and learning.

A. Skills

  1. Students will be able to research, compose, organize, and deliver a spoken message suitable to the topic, purpose, and audience.
  2. Students will demonstrate writing competency by exhibiting an awareness of subject, audience, and purpose, while accurately using grammar, punctuation, and logical organization.
  3. Students will be able to use appropriate technologies in order to learn and communicate.

B. Content

  1. Students will be able to articulate the fundamental themes of the Scripture as well as the intellectual tools for further study of the scripture.
  2. Students will be able to articulate the parameters of the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition and see its connections with intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical life.
  3. Students will be able to articulate the doctrinal and moral convictions of the Church of the Nazarene.
  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of world religions and their relationship to Christianity.
  5. Students will be able to read a variety of fiction and non-fiction works, Western and non-Western, with comprehension as demonstrated by the ability to identify, organize, synthesize, and evaluate main ideas and elements.
  6. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the aesthetic aspects of Western and non-Western culture.
  7. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method and the parameters of scientific inquiry.
  8. Students will demonstrate the ability to understand and perform basic mathematical and statistical tasks to analyze and solve problems.
  9. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the patterns of human behavior, both past and present.

C. Constructive/Integrative

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding and practice of various modes of intellectual thinking processes.
  2. Students will be able to define and apply Christian convictions to their own lives.
  3. Students will be able to integrate the basic liberal arts and academic major with the fundamental doctrinal/moral convictions of the Christian faith
  4. Students will understand the relationship between personal well-being and the capacity to engage others.
  5. Students will demonstrate an appreciation of the stewardship of resources, as it applies to personal life and in society as a whole, from a Christian perspective.
  6. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of Christian leadership and service in a global community.
  7. Students will demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity, both locally and globally.

Campus Buildings

SMITH HOUSE (1939), originally on the site where the Mackey Building now stands, was formerly the president's home. The house was moved behind McKay Hall in 1960 and named after Donnie Joel Smith, a student killed by lightning the day before his graduation from Trevecca in 1959. Smith House now serves as the residence for a campus employee and has been relocated next to the Guest House behind Georgia Hall.

McCLURKAN HALL (1943) was named after the founder of Trevecca, Rev. J. O. McClurkan. Completely renovated in 1981, the building houses the Eva Green Benson Auditorium, classrooms, and faculty offices.

ADAMS ADMINISTRATION BUILDING (1944) is on the site of one of the three buildings purchased in 1937. The original structure was destroyed by fire in 1943, and the building was rebuilt one year later. The Administration Building now houses the offices of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for University Advancement, Vice President for Financial Affairs, Financial Aid, Information Technology Services, and a conference room. The building is named in honor of Dr. Homer J. Adams for 30 years of service to the University, twelve (1979-91) as president.

TIDWELL FACULTY CENTER (1947). Tidwell Hall was built for use as a men's residence hall. The building was named in honor of the first student to enroll at Trevecca in 1901-Rev. W. M. Tidwell, a long-time pastor of Chattanooga First Church of the Nazarene. In 1974 Tidwell Hall was remodeled into a faculty center which now houses faculty offices, faculty conference rooms and lounges, and radio stations' offices.

WAKEFIELD FINE ARTS BUILDING (1954) in 1975 was named after Mr. A. C. Wakefield, a long-time song evangelist, for his contribution to church music. It houses classrooms, the Wakefield Auditorium, band and choral practice rooms, private practice rooms, Trevecca Studios (recording facility) and faculty offices.

BUD ROBINSON HALL (1954) was named after "Uncle Buddy" Robinson who was a pioneer evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene. Originally the building was a cafeteria; a second floor was added in 1965 to house women residents. In 1984 the cafeteria became the snack shop and recreation center. Between 1992 and 1995 it was remodeled to house School of Education and School of Business Management offices, computer labs, and classrooms. In 2001 the Records Office was added after the School of Education was moved to the Mackey Building.

MACKEY BUILDING (1961) was named after Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Mackey in recognition of their long years of dedicated service to the University. The former library was renovated in 2001 to house the School of Education offices and classrooms.

CAREER AND COUNSELING CENTER (1963) In 1997 the former president's home was renovated to house the Career and Counseling Center.

JOHNSON HALL (1963) was named after Sadie Agnew Johnson and serves as a residence hall for 100 women.

GEORGIA HALL (1966) was built as a residence hall for 120 women and includes the student clinic. Georgia Hall was named for the Georgia District in recognition of its Education Budget being paid in full during 1966.

WISE HALL (1966), for many years used as a student residence hall, now houses apartments. The building was named in honor of Rev. H. H. Wise, a long-time pastor of Nashville First Church and a strong, loyal supporter of Trevecca.

TENNESSEE HALL (1966) was named in recognition of the Tennessee District for its Educational Budget being paid in full in 1966. It serves as a residence hall for 100 women.

GREATHOUSE SCIENCE BUILDING (1969) houses the Division of Natural and Applied Sciences including laboratories, classrooms and faculty offices. Named in honor of Dr. William Greathouse, TNU president, 1963-68.

MOORE PHYSICAL EDUCATION CENTER (1969), named in honor of Dr. Mark R. Moore, TNU president, 1968-1978, includes a gymnasium, olympic-size swimming pool, handball courts, a number of classrooms, locker rooms, faculty offices and the wellness center.

REDFORD AND SHINGLER APARTMENTS (1971) were originally built to house married students. They were named after Rev. and Mrs. M. E. Redford, who gave longtime service on the Trevecca faculty, and Mr. T. J. Shingler, who was the founder of Southeastern Nazarene College in 1912. The college eventually merged with Trevecca in 1919. Since 2000-01 the apartment complex is being used as junior and senior residence halls.

BUSH APARTMENTS (1973) were named after Miss Carrie B. Bush, a loyal friend and benefactress of the University, and are for married students, faculty, and staff housing.

BENSON HALL (1974) was named for Mr. John T. Benson, Sr., in recognition of his loyal support of Trevecca. Benson Hall serves as a residence hall for 266 men.

MAINTENANCE BUILDING (1982) houses offices and equipment for maintenance, grounds, and janitorial services.

MARKS GUEST HOUSE (1982) includes seven rooms for guests or overflow student housing.

JERNIGAN STUDENT CENTER (1984), built on the site of McKay Hall, includes dining facilities, a snack shop, meeting area, bookstore, post office, student activities offices, the Student Development Office, and two conference rooms. It is named for Dr. and Mrs. Don Jernigan, benefactors of the University.

TARTER STUDENT ACTIVITY BUILDING (1989), built on to the northeast corner of the Physical Education Center, is named in honor of Rev. R. E. Tarter, founder of the Trevecca Million Dollar Club, which funded the construction of the building. Drama productions, variety shows, concerts, and seminars are a few of the activities held in this building.

MARTIN UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT BUILDING (1990) houses the offices of the President, Enrollment Management, and Admissions and Recruitment. Funds for this structure were provided by gift income. The building was named for Paul Z. and Ethel Martin, benefactors of the University.

UNIVERSITY TERRACE APARTMENTS (1996) The apartment complex was purchased and renovated for married student, faculty, and staff housing.

WAGGONER LIBRARY (2000) was named after Don and Zelma Waggoner who provided funding for the building. It houses the library collections and offices, study rooms, media labs, instructional technology offices, a computer lab, classrooms, and the Academic Support Center.


SLONECKER BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LECTURES William T. Slonecker, M.D., has provided an endowment for annual lectures and/or seminars in business, science, and the professions. The first lectureship was presented during the 1972-73 school year.

NEWELL LECTURESHIP IN THE HYMNODY OF THE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE This lectureship is funded by Rev. Don L. Newell in honor of his wife, Margaret R. Newell, who for more than 40 years faithfully used her talents as church pianist. The purpose of this annual lecture is to preserve the essence of the hymnody of the Church of the Nazarene so that those studying for ministry can learn to assist worshipers in completing the cycle of self-expression in worship, adoration, confession, love, joy, peace and commitment through singing of hymns.

H. RAY DUNNING LECTURE SERIES ON THEOLOGY AND THE BIBLE Established in 1995 by colleagues, former students, and friends of H. Ray Dunning in honor of his life, ministry and career, the lecture series exists for the purpose of bringing to Trevecca Nazarene University outstanding scholars in the fields of theology and Bible to contribute to biblically and theologically informed dialogue among the students and faculty of the University.


THE J.B. ELIZER CHAIR IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY Frances Griggs Elizer, a long-time friend of Trevecca Nazarene University and a third-generation part of Nashville First Church of the Nazarene, has established the University's first endowed faculty chair, the J.B. Elizer Chair of Christian Ministry in the School of Religion. An alumna of Trevecca Demonstration School, Mrs. Elizer's gift honors her husband of fifty-six years, J.B. Elizer.

J.B. Elizer was a realtor and developer in Nashville for more than fifty years until his death in 1999. He is remembered as a faithful and quiet Christian servant with a special passion for inner-city missions.


MELVIN AND JOYCE WELCH EDUCATION RESEARCH ENDOWMENT This endowment has been established to provide an ongoing means for supporting faculty research and publishing venues designated to sustain Level V university status.

Alumni Association

"Keeping Trevecca alive in the hearts and minds of its alumni" is a primary goal of Trevecca's Alumni Association. With graduates and former students located throughout the world, the association seeks to be the communication link between the University and its alumni.

Through the Office of Alumni Services various activities are conducted to encourage strong alumni support. These activities include Homecoming Weekend, commencement functions, special interest alumni group meetings, and annual alumni fund raising activities.

The Treveccan, issued quarterly, is the official magazine of the University and serves as the major information channel for alumni and friends. It contains a section entitled "AlumNews" which highlights alumni activities and achievements.

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