About this Program

The minor in community health is designed to prepare students in the ever-changing world of healthcare and health behavior as practitioners and offers courses in such areas as nutrition, healthcare marketing and use of policy and health administration methods. The goal of the minor is to emphasize operations and public health preparedness as well as communication and critical thinking. It is possible to complement the minor with courses in environmental or occupational health. The minor is especially attractive to students in other majors such as psychology, nursing, dental hygiene, engineering, occupational and technical studies, and business who may reasonably anticipate public health and community health as core components of their duties.

Program Highlights

  • Get prepared for an experience in internship sites like the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, hospitals, nursing homes, fitness centers, work site health education programs, substance abuse prevention centers, local and state health departments, outpatient centers, and other non-profit health-related organizations.

  • Develop skills necessary to improve the community’s health and find meaningful work in a variety of community settings.

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What are the requirements to apply for Community Health (Minor) at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Community Health (Minor) should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

For completion of the minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses specified as a requirement for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University. For the current prerequisites and application steps, please refer to the BSHS Program page in the University Undergraduate Catalog.


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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