Requirements for Graduation

The degree of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or Bachelor of Science in Social Work is conferred upon successful completion of a major, at least one minor, and 51-54 (or prescribed variation) hours of General Education courses which must be taken by the end of the junior year (except REL 4000). These General Education Core Courses have been selected to give a broad liberal arts training as a foundation to students majoring in any field.

The following provisions apply to all 4-year degrees. Appropriate exceptions are noted in applicable statements for 2-year degrees:

Completion Requirements:

  1. The candidate must complete a total of at least 120 (60 hours for associate degrees) semester hours of credit with a 2.00 grade point average. Some programs may require more than 120/60 hours.
  2. The senior year must be taken in residence at Trevecca Nazarene University, with a minimum of 25% of the total semester hours required for a bachelor’s degree or an associate degree. A summer graduate must be within 6 hours of graduation and have a workable plan for completing his or her degree by the August conferral date in order to participate in the May graduation ceremony. No student may graduate with less than 25% of the degree hours (exclusive of testing, PLC, and military credit) earned at Trevecca.
  3. A student is to graduate under the terms of the catalog at the time of his or her graduation or the one immediately preceding.
  4. A candidate must make application for graduation by the following dates:

    December 2016 candidates - September 30, 2016

    May 2017 and August 2017 candidates - December 31, 2016

  5. All work must be completed and grades recorded in the Office of Academic Records prior to the specified conferral date: December 31, 2016; May 6, 2017; or August 15, 2017. In the event requirements are not met by the specified conferral date, the candidate must reapply to graduate at the next conferral date.

Curricular Requirements

  1. The candidate must have completed a department-approved major with 2.0 average or better in the major field. A minimum of C- is required of courses counting on a major. Each major must include at least 25% of courses at the 3000/4000 level with their prerequisites.
  2. The candidate must also present an approved minor or a second major. Careful selection of electives will allow a second major and expanded career opportunities. Only grades of C- or above will count toward minors and concentrations. Programs may specify a higher standard for their programs by approval of the Academic Council and statement in their Catalog section.
  3. Course substitutions and waivers for majors, minors, and concentrations must be approved on the appropriate form by the advisor, the chair of the department and school dean where the course is taught, and the Registrar. General Education substitutions are approved by the Registrar. Transfer students need to be diligent about this follow up to their transfer evaluations.
  4. The candidate must take a minimum of 12 hours of courses in the major at Trevecca.
  5. A student is limited to 60 hours (30 for associate degree) credit for work not listed as course work in the Catalog with the following limits by category within the 60 hours:

    45 hours (22 associate) of testing (AP, CLEP, DANTES, IBO)

    32 hours (15 associate) PLC

    32 hours (15 associate) military

  6. On a degree program, the candidate is limited to 12 hours of directed study, 6 hours of internship (exclusive of Student Teaching), and 4 hours of practicums.
  7. A teacher candidate must meet licensure requirements under the guidance of the director of teacher education.