7-week Semester & 3-day Blocks


The TSU on-campus lecture program offers a full schedule of open seminars and course lectures each semester. For the convenience of those taking on-campus lecture & open seminar modules, the semester is divided into 2 sessions, each 7 weeks in length. Course lectures are held in one of two formats: 7-week or block. In the 7-week format, lectures meet once per week, for 3 hours, for 6 weeks (for a total of 21 clock hours). In the block format, lectures meet 7 hours per day, for 3 consecutive days (for a total of 21 clock hours). The 3-day format of block lectures makes them ideal for distance students who desire to complete some of their modules on campus. Open seminars (OS) are in the evening. The evening OS meet once per week for three hours for seven weeks in a row. (All regular on-campus course lectures and open seminars are included in your degree program tuition.)


TSU periodically hosts major symposium and conference events on a variety of subjects. Renowned scholars are brought in from around the country, and often from around the world, to speak on diverse of issues and topics. Trinity symposia and conferences have ranged in subject matter from biblical archaeology to spiritual deliverance. The International Symposium on Archaeology & the Bible, held periodically, has developed into a world-class event that draws scholars and participants from around the globe. All such TSU events can be taken for course credit as learning modules. (The cost of Symposia and Conferences is not included in your degree program tuition; however significant discounts are always given to TSU students.)