General Academic Information

Curriculum Decisions

All department majors and minors are approved by the University’s Academic Council or Teacher Education Committee and published with their credit-hour requirements in the Trevecca Nazarene University Catalog.


All presently enrolled students are expected to submit a pre-registration schedule of courses to the Office of Academic Records on assigned dates specified in each year's school calendar during the fall and spring semesters. This schedule is submitted electronically by the student with the assistance and approval of the faculty advisor.

The last day to add classes is five days after school starts in any semester including the first day of classes.

Online Class Policies

All online students must complete a one-week software/policy orientation before taking any online classes. Online students will be limited to one online course in their first online session. No student may take more than two regular online classes in one session. Students may not add an online class after the third day of class.

Basic Technology (Required): Students will need a computer, modem, and phone or broadband connection to receive and send class materials. Minimum and Recommended computer requirements are available on the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies webpage. While the minimum configuration will enable students to take classes, a faster computer, more memory, and a faster Internet connection will always give them a better experience.

Summer School

The University operates on the basis of two semesters during the regular school year (August-May). A limited schedule of online and face-to-face courses is offered during the summer.

Academic Advising

Students are advised by faculty in the major field of study chosen by the student. The successful planning and completion of the requirements for graduation are the joint responsibility of the student and the advisor. To change a major and/or advisor, the student must submit a request through the Office of Academic Records.


Trevecca Nazarene University grants six baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Bachelor of Science in Social Work. Two associate degrees, Associate of Arts and Associate of Science, are also offered. General requirements for completion of a degree program are listed below. Degrees are awarded only with approved majors. A list of degrees with approved degree majors is provided in the Programs by Schools and Departments section of the Catalog.