Business (bachelor's degree)
Trevecca’s Bachelor of Science in business equips students with a strong foundation in business and prepares them for success in a variety of careers. Along with core subjects like management, finance and marketing, this program offers students the ability to choose one or more minors from any department on campus so they can tailor their education to align with their specific career goals.
- Gain the skills you need to be competitive in the job market.
- Enjoy our small class sizes and supportive campus community.
- Take advantage of incredible internships available in the exciting Nashville market.
- Learn from faculty who possess high degrees in their fields, who have relevant and valuable real-world experience, and who make an effort to know you personally.
What to Expect
As a student in Trevecca’s Bachelor of Science in business program, you’ll gain a strong foundation in business so that you can confidently enter the fast-paced world of business. Coursework includes subjects like management, finance, marketing, the global economy, business law and principles of management and organizational behavior.
But our Bachelor of Science in business degree doesn’t just equip you with knowledge of business principles, it offers the practical experience and skills you’ll need to succeed in a wide range of careers in the modern business world. You’ll be able to tailor your degree to match your career goals by selecting one or more minors from any department on campus. If you are transferring to Trevecca, our program offers the flexibility you need to graduate on time.
Why Choose Trevecca?
Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca helps students discover and pursue an individual calling by providing innovative instruction; cultivating a supportive, Christ-centered community; and establishing relationships that open doors.
Recognized nationally and locally for academic quality, Trevecca has earned a reputation for providing the world with servant leaders, problem solvers and difference makers. Trevecca’s holistic approach to education encompasses intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth.
With a Bachelor of Science in business, you’ll be ready to take the next steps toward a fulfilling future. Employment opportunities in business and financial operations are projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for other industries. In addition, careers in business consistently earn well above the average median income level. With your business degree from Trevecca, you’ll be equipped to continue your education or to excel in roles such as:
- Market researcher
- Small business owner
- Financial analyst/examiner
- Personal financial advisor
- Tax examiner/collector
Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.
Biblical Perspectives and the Christian Life
Principles of Management and Leadership
Marketing for Managers
Business Software Applications
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Accounting II
Legal Environment of Business
Statistics for Business and Economics
English Composition I
Emphasizes the recursive writing process through appropriate determination of subject, audience, purpose, and style, with correct usage of grammar, punctuation, and logical organization. Students will use appropriate technologies for writing and learning.
English Composition II: Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
Emphasizes intellectual and analytical reasoning through reading and writing assignments. Includes instruction in library and research technologies and the writing of a research project.
A study of the principles and practices of effective human communication, with emphasis placed on public speaking. The course emphasizes the critical thinking and skill development necessary for effective speech. Listening skills are included in the study.
Provides the student with a basic understanding of his or her economic environment and the basic principles and tools of personal financial management. Emphasis will be placed on personal financial planning, including budgeting, managing personal debt, insurance, taxes, investments, and real estate. When possible, topics will be analyzed and discussed from a Christian perspective.
Introduction to Health and Wellness
Designed to assist the student in their understanding and development of a healthy lifestyle. Emphasis is placed on the components and behaviors that promote lifelong, positive outcomes in the five dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual. Includes a fitness laboratory component. Fee charged.
Problem Solving: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach
This course is designed to promote students' understanding and appreciation of mathematics and to develop quantitative and problem solving skills. The course will further introduce students to a wide range of applications of mathematics to modern life. Topics will be selected from linear and non-linear models, logic, sets, probability, counting techniques, statistics, matrices, and game theory.
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (CHOOSE ONE)
A study of two-person (dyadic) communication. Topics include: human communication theory, verbal and nonverbal codes, development of self-concept, perception, impression formation, and relationship development. Preferred prerequisite for all courses leading to an Interpersonal Communication major.
General introduction to major areas of psychology with emphasis on the psychological bases for understanding human behavior. A recommended prerequisite to other psychology courses except PSY 2175.
The nature and functions of sociology, the development of social ideas and institutions and the processes of social interactions and social structure. A recommended prerequisite to courses in Sociology numbered above 2000.
Issues in Science
An introduction to themes in the natural sciences that have significantly impacted our world. Among the themes discussed are relativity, modern cosmology, evolutionary thought, biotechnology, advances in modern medicine, biodiversity, and the use of natural resources. Scientific discoveries will be approached with both a historical perspective and a consideration of current and future applications. Interactions of scientific thought and the Christian worldview are considered. Lecture.
LABORATORY SCIENCE (CHOOSE ONE)
A study of biological concepts including the chemistry of life, principles of inheritance, evolutionary theories, biological organization of various organisms, and relationships between organisms and their environment. Issues related to current advances in biotechnology and medicine are also considered. The process of scientific inquiry is emphasized and practiced in both the lecture and laboratory. Fee charged.
Introduction to Environmental Science
An introduction to environmental science and the scope of environmental problems facing the world. The course focuses on the rapidly increasing rate at which these problems are occurring and the changes they are setting in motion in the biosphere and the interconnectedness of humans in the world ecosystem. This course can be used for the General Education laboratory science curriculum requirement. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.
General Biology I
An introduction to fundamental concepts in the biological sciences including the organization of living matter, cellular structure and function, food production by photosynthesis, energy harvest, mechanisms of cellular reproduction, genetics, and evolution. Discussions of current scientific issues will also be included. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.
Designed to convey the nature of matter and methods of study in the physical sciences and to study physical science concepts; issues and values related to the well-being of individuals, society and the environment are considered. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.
Introduction to Astronomy
Covers an overview of the solar system, extra-solar planets, stellar life cycles, galaxy morphology, and modern cosmology. Laboratory includes observational activities with solar and night telescopes. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.
Earth and Space Science
Principles of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
Includes the basic principles of inorganic chemistry and an introduction to organic chemistry. General chemistry topics will include atomic structure, bonding, chemical reactions, equilibrium, phases of matter, solutions, acids and bases, and nuclear chemistry. Organic chemistry topics will include functional groups and their properties, reactions, and nomenclature. Course does not apply to any science majors. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.
General Chemistry I
The first course in a one-year sequence for students planning further work in chemistry. Topics discussed include atomic structure, periodic relationships, bonding, molecular structure, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, solids, liquids, and gases. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.
Basic College Physics I
An introductory treatment of mechanics, vibration, wave motion, sound, and fluids. Emphasis will be placed on the conceptual aspects of these topics with many illustrative examples drawn from biology and medicine. This course does not require prior knowledge of calculus. Mathematics above high school algebra is not required. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.
Basic College Physics II
A continuation of PHY 1010 emphasizing heat, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, geometrical and physical optics, topics in atomic, quantum and nuclear physics. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.
The Physics of Sound
A practical introduction to the basic principles of physics that govern the production, perception, recording and reproduction of music and sound. Topics discussed include simple harmonic motion, waves, resonance, spectral analysis, audio electronics, auditorium acoustics and hearing. The laboratory component of this course provides hands-on experiments that illustrate many of the topics covered in the class. Lecture and Lab. Fee charged.
General Physics I
Designed to engage students in dialogue with a variety of Western and Non-Western world literature, past and present. ENG 2000 is a recommended prerequisite for all upper-level literature courses.
Introduction to Biblical Faith
An introduction to Biblical faith and literature designed to help the student acquire a knowledge of the basic content of Scripture as well as be able to employ basic Bible study skills.
An introduction to theology as it has developed in the history of the church with a view to understanding the relation between faith and life. Special attention is given to understanding the doctrine of holiness.
Christian Life and Ministry
An integration of Christian spirituality, life, and ministry. Through a wide variety of readings and experiences, care is given to evaluate the spiritual structure of the student and to understand spiritual gifts, disciplines, and what it means for each individual to be a constructive influence in the Church and society.
WORLD CIVILIZATION (CHOOSE ONE)
World Civilizations: Ancient and Medieval World
A course of study from ancient times to the 1500s dealing with persistent and recurring political, social, and economic issues in history that thinking people have examined and that have shaped our contemporary world. This course covers Western and non-Western cultures. Offered every semester.
World Civilizations: Early Modern and Modern World
A course of study from the 1500s to the present dealing with persistent and recurring political, social, and economic issues in history that thinking people have examined and that have shaped our contemporary world. This course covers Western and non-Western cultures. Offered every semester.
WORLD AESTHETICS (CHOOSE ONE)
Designed to give students a historical perspective of music, art, sculpture, and architecture from ancient times to modern times.
Presents the basic building blocks of music and fosters attentive, intelligent listening to music of different genres and historical periods. Helps the students appreciate, understand, and develop critical thinking skills on selected genres, styles, and periods in the Western European tradition of music as well as examples of music from outside this tradition. Third-party fee required.
PHILOSOPHY (CHOOSE ONE)
Introduction to Philosophy
A general introduction to the study of philosophy, both Western and non-Western. The course is organized around three domains of philosophical reflection: metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. Representative philosophers from Socrates to Confucius will be used to illuminate the philosophical task. The course also includes discussion of world religions as representatives of non-Western philosophy.
A philosophical analysis of the narratives and principles that have contributed to moral and ethical norms for human action.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR FRESHMEN
*For a complete list of courses, tracks and other relevant information, view the program's course catalog.