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

 

 

 

 

Journalism

Journalism

 

 

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

Medical Technology

 

Pre-Physical Therapy

 

BSN

Nursing

 

Pre-Nursing

Department of

BS

Physical Education Education*

Physical Education

 

Human

BS

Exercise Science (Pre-PT)

Coaching

 

Performance

BS

Sports Management

Health Education

 

 

 

 

Sports 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

Mathematical Biology Interdisciplinary

 

 

 

BS

Physics

 

 

 

BS

Applied 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

 

 

BS

Criminal Justice

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

E-Commerce

 

 

BS

Business Education*

 

 

 

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

Early Childhood Education*

 

 

 

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

 

 

Millard Reed 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 K-12

English Language Learners PreK-12

Reading PreK-12

Instructional Effectiveness K-12

Instructional Technology PreK-12

Doctor of Education:

Leadership and Professional Practice

Graduate Library Science Program

Master of Library and Information Science K-12

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

EdD in Clinical Counseling

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 dean of academic affairs, the dean of student development, director of financial services, 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), Southern Nazarene University (Oklahoma), and African Nazarene University (Kenya).

Trevecca also has a Study Abroad Agreement with European Nazarene College (Germany). The program and application requirements are the same as the Cross Registration procedures explained above; however, the financial arrangements are different from those in the Cross Registration program.

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

Trevecca Nazarene University is one of over 102 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 Culture-Shaping Programs including the Washington-based American Studies Program (ASP), the Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC), the Contemporary Music Center (CMC) on Martha's Vineyard, the Washington Journalism Center (WJS) in Washington D.C., and the Culture-Crossing Programs including the Australian Studies Centre (ASC), the Latin American Studies Program (LASP) in Costa Rica, , 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), and the Uganda Studies Program (USP). 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. Application materials and information on these programs can be secured from the Academic Affairs Office. Completion of Trevecca application materials should be prerequisite to processing the online application available on the CCCU Web site.

American Studies Program

Founded in 1976, the American Studies Program has served hundreds of students as a "Washington, D.C. campus."  ASP uses Washington as a stimulating educational laboratory where collegians gain hands-on experience with an internship in their chosen field.  Internships are tailored to fit the students' talents and aspirations and are available in a wide range of fields. Participants also explore pressing national and international issues in public policy seminars that are issue-oriented, interdisciplinary and led by ASP faculty and Washington professionals.  The ASP bridges classroom and marketplace, combining biblical reflection, policy analysis and real world experience.  Students are exposed to on-the-job learning that helps them build for their futures and gain perspective on the calling of God for their lives. They are challenged in a rigorous course of study to discover for themselves the meaning of Christ's lordship by putting their beliefs into practice.  The aim of the program is to help Council schools prepare their students to live faithfully in contemporary society as followers of Christ.  Students earn 16 semester hours of credit.

The Contemporary Music Center

The Contemporary Music Center provides students with the opportunity to live and work in community while seeking to understand how God will have them integrate music, faith and business.  Both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in nature, the CMC offers two tracks: the Artist Track and the Executive Track.  The Artist Track is tailored to students considering careers as vocalists, musicians, songwriters, recording artists, performers, producers and recording engineers.  The Executive Track is designed for business, arts management, marketing, communications and related majors interested in possible careers as artist managers, agents, record company executives, music publishers, concert promoters and entertainment industry entrepreneurs.  Both Artist and Executive track students receive instruction, experience and a uniquely Christian perspective on creativity and the marketplace, while working together to create and market a recording of original music. Both tracks include course work, labs, directed study and a practicum.  Students earn 16 semester hours of credit. 

Los Angeles Film Studies Center

Founded in 1991, the Los Angeles Film Studies Center is designed to train students to serve in various aspects of the film industry with both professional skill and Christian integrity.  Each semester, students live, learn, and work in L.A.  The curriculum consists of two required seminars, Hollywood Production Workshop and Theology in Hollywood, focusing on the role of film in culture and the relationship of faith to work in this very influential industry.  In addition, students choose one elective course from a variety of offerings in film studies.  Internships in various segments of the film industry provide students with hands-on experience.  The combination of the internship and seminars allows students to explore the film industry within a Christian context and from a liberal arts perspective.  Students earn 16 semester hours of credit, 6 from the internship and 10 from seminar study. 

Hollywood Production Workshop (3)

Theology in Hollywood (4)

Internship: Inside Hollywood (6)

Motion Picture Production (3)

Professional Screenwriting (3)

Independent Study (3)

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 to 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.

Australia Studies Centre

The Australian Studies Centre is a cultural studies program with an arts emphasis, based in Sydney, Australia.  As one of the CCCU's newer programs, the ASC has hosted dozens of students since it began in Spring 2004. Designed to provide undergraduates of all majors and career interests with opportunities to participate in Sydney's art culture, the program also educates students in Indigenous affairs and Australia's role as a global economic power.

Cultural Interaction is a large factor of the ASC semester. Life at the Australia Studies Centre moves students beyond the familiar to the Australian. From art and ministry to drama and dance, students attending ASC have every opportunity to pursue their passions and interests with other Christians from around North America and the world even as they compare and contrast the Australia of myths and movies with the realities of everyday life. 

Students participate in service projects and live in homestays with local Christian families to help them encounter the Australia the tourists never see. Throughout this process, ASC students engage Australia's indigenous people and learn about the challenges that exist for those who aren't part of "white Australia." 

Our Passion is to train artists who care about people, and who have an abiding desire to actively engage the people of the world through the performing arts. We challenge students to grapple with themes such as redemption of the arts, to reconcile the gap between the powerful and powerless people of society, and to intersect these two concepts in light of their Christianity.

China Studies Program

The China Studies Program enables students to engage this ancient and intriguing country from the inside.  While living in and experiencing Chinese civilization firsthand, students participate in seminar courses on the historical, cultural, religious, geographic and economic realities of this strategic and populous nation.  In addition to the study of standard Chinese language, students are given opportunities such as assisting Chinese students learning English or working in an orphanage, allowing for one-on-one interaction.  Students choose between completing a broad Chinese Studies concentration or a Business Concentration that includes a three-week, full-time internship.  The program introduces students to the diversity of China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an and Xiamen.  This interdisciplinary, cross cultural program enables students to deal with this increasingly important part of the world in an informed, Christ centered way.  Students earn 16-17 semester hours of credit.

Latin American Studies Program

Students of CCCU colleges have the opportunity to live and learn in Latin America through the Latin American Studies Program, based in San Jose, Costa Rica.  The program introduces students to a wide range of experiences through the study of the language, literature, culture, politics, history, economics, ecology and religion of the region.  Living with a Costa Rican family, students experience and become a part of the day-to-day lives of typical Latin Americans.  Students also take part in a service opportunity and travel for three weeks to nearby Central American nations. Students participate in one of four concentrations: Latin American Studies (offered both fall and spring terms); Advanced Language and Literature (designed for Spanish majors and offered both fall and spring terms); International Business: Management and Marketing (offered only in fall terms); and Environmental Science (offered only during spring terms).  Students in all concentrations earn 16-18 semester credits.

Middle East Studies Program

The Middle East Studies Program, based in Cairo, Egypt, allows Council students to explore and interact with the complex and strategic world of the modern Middle East.  The interdisciplinary seminars give students the opportunity to explore the diverse religious, social, cultural and political traditions of Middle Eastern peoples.  Students also study the Arabic language and work as volunteers with various organizations in Cairo.  Through travel to Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Turkey, students are exposed to the diversity and dynamism of the region.  At a time of tension and change in the Middle East, MESP encourages and equips students to relate to the Muslim world in an informed, constructive and Christ centered manner.  Students earn 16 semester hours of credit. 

Russian Studies Program

RSP students are exposed to the depth and diversity of the culture during a semester spent in Russia's three largest cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhni Novgorod. In addition to three seminar courses entitled History and Sociology of Religion in Russia; Russian Peoples, Culture and Literature; and Russia in Transition, students receive instruction in the Russian language, choosing either 4 or 6 semester hours of language coursework. For those choosing 4 hours of Russian, a seminar course, International Relations and Business in Russia, is available. RSP strives to give students as wide an experience as possible in this complex nation. Students spend time in Moscow, the heart of both medieval and modern Russia.  Students also spend 12 weeks in Nizhni Novgorod, a strategic city on the Volga River. After six weeks of language instruction, students live with a Russian family for the remainder of their stay in this city. Students participate in a service opportunity in Nizhni Novgorod. The program also includes time in the complex and intriguing city of St. Petersburg, the Russian "window to the West." Students earn 16 semester hours of credit. 

The Scholars' Semester in Oxford

SSO is designed for students interested in doing intensive scholarship in this historic seat of learning. Working with academic tutors, students hone their skills and delve into the areas that interest them most. As Visiting Students of Oxford University and members of Wycliffe Hall, students have the privilege to study and learn in one of university's historic halls.  SSO students enroll in a Primary and Secondary Tutorial, an Integrative Seminar and the course Christianity and Cultures. The SSO is designed for students interested in the fields of Classics, English and Literature, Theology and Religious Studies, Philosophy, and History, though all majors may apply. Applicants are generally honors and other very high-achieving students. Students earn 17 semester hours of credit.

The Oxford Summer Programme

The Oxford Summer Programme (OSP) is a program designed for students wishing to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the relationship between Christianity and the development of the British Isles and the relationship between a variety of academic disciplines. Seminars are given on specialized topics under expert Oxford academics in the areas of history, religious studies, philosophy, English, literature, the history of art, and history of science. The programme is structured for rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors, graduate and seminary students, non-traditional students, teachers, and those enrolled in continuing education programs.

Uganda Studies Program

Winston Churchill is credited with nicknaming Uganda the "Pearl of Africa," and many visitors since his time have come to agree with him. The USP offers students a very personal encounter with this African success story, which has become an economic and public health model in its region. Another success story, Uganda Christian University (UCU), serves as the base of study for students in the USP. Set on the outskirts of the capital city Kampala, this rapidly growing institution brings USP students together with the UCU Honours College. Courses taught by local faculty in the English tutorial tradition will immerse students in a uniquely African education. Topics such as Christianity and Islam in Contemporary Africa, African Literature and East African History will present many insights into African life because of the guidance of faculty who live in and love Uganda and East Africa. Home stays, travel, service learning and daily interaction with Honours College students form the backbone of the USP experience. In addition to the core experiential course, students will choose from an approved selection of courses from the UCU Honours College to earn up to 16 hours of credit.

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 in the Academic Affairs Office 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.

INT 1100 Life Calling and Purpose (3)

Empowers students to make the leap from being high school students to being college students and casts a vision for making the leap from being college students to becoming highly effective citizens who understand their calling and purpose through the lens of how God has designed them to be. Required of all first-time freshmen (those enrolling with less than 24 hours).

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