Most of the TSU student body and faculty take academics very seriously. The University prides itself on having a large graduating class every year, and most of the classes are very interesting due to the teachers who teach them. Although many students feel the classes involving their majors are very interesting and entertaining, some of the more tedious classes are sometimes difficult to get through. However, everyone keeps a positive attitude about general-education classes and works hard to get through them.
TSU offers a wide variety of professors who either make or break the class. Most teachers are confident in their subjects and work diligently to create a fun, safe learning environment. Professors are required to keep office hours, so students who need to speak with them can come by with no appointments. The professors always have their phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and office hours printed at the top of every syllabus. There is always a drawback, though: there are a couple of teachers in a few departments who need to retire or find another profession because they have allowed personal issues to affect their teaching. In these cases, there are the department heads, which every student should know, whom you may choose to speak with if the professor is unavailable to help. Overall, TSU professors help to make the school exciting and informative, which motivates most of the student body to work hard to graduate with more than a C average.