The mission of Tennessee Temple University is to provide Christ-centered
higher education that transforms lives academically and spiritually for the glory of God.
Congratulations! You’ve decided to enroll in classes at Tennessee Temple University! You’ve already made one smart decision; now it’s time to consider what you will study with us at TTU. While all of our courses and programs will train you to transform your world as a servant leader for Christ, we recommend that you choose one (or two) majors to focus your studies and hone your skills toward your desired career and ministry. We offer over 40 majors in 13 fields of study, so you’ve got plenty of options. This page deals with the nuts and bolts of declaring, changing, or adding a major or minor.
Declaring a Major
All students enrolling in Tennessee Temple University who have not decided what degree program they want to pursue will be enrolled in the Associate of Science in General Studies degree program. The focus of the AS General Studies is on the general core curriculum with sufficient electives available to allow these students to experiment with different disciplines of study. Each student will be assigned an advisor for guidance through the decision process. Students desiring to change to another major may do so by filing the appropriate Change of Program form.
Admission to Tennessee Temple University does not imply admission to a major. Some majors have specific admission criteria and minimum standards that must be maintained to remain in the major as a degree candidate. Likewise, admission to candidacy in a degree program does not imply the student will complete that major concentration if minimum standards are not being met.
Change of Major
Students desiring to change an academic major must obtain signatures from the department chair of the requested major and the department chair and advisor of the current major and then submit the Change of Program request for approval to the registrar. The requirements for graduation are based on the catalog in effect at the time the major change is approved. Adding the teacher education component changes the major to the requirements of the current catalog.
Students may declare two majors. Such students must meet the program requirements for the second major in the catalog in effect at the time the second major is declared. To avoid delaying graduation, we recommend that these students declare both majors at the same time. While some courses may apply toward two majors, no more than three courses shall be counted as satisfying the requirements of both major concentrations. Students will receive one degree with two majors.
Adding a Biblical Studies Major
All students pursuing a bachelor’s degree, except those in the Department of Bible and Christian Ministries, may list biblical studies as one of their majors if they take 30 hours of Bible and theology courses. A minimum grade of "C" is required in all courses applicable to a major in biblical studies. To have the biblical studies major recorded on their transcripts, students must submit to the Student Services Center a Change of Program request approved by their department chair. Students will receive one degree with two majors.
All students pursuing a bachelor’s degree, except those in the Department of Bible and Christian Ministries, will have met the requirements for a minor in Bible. A minimum of eighteen hours in the field of concentration beyond the general core education and departmental major requirements of a Bachelor’s degree constitutes a minor. While some courses may apply toward both departmental major requirements and the minor, no more than two courses shall be counted as satisfying the requirements of both the major and minor. The requirements for the minor are based on the catalog in effect when the minor is added.