About this Program

The minor in political science is designed to support students interested in strengthening their understanding of politics, government, and public policy. Because these topics touch virtually every field, students can also apply political science in their major field, whether it is in the social sciences, humanities, or almost any field of study from biology to computer science, business to engineering, sports to public health. The minor is also valuable preparation for students who want to engage the future as informed citizens.

Program Highlights

  • The minor is offered by the Political Science program.

  • The minor is focused generally on politics and government.

  • Students have the opportunity to enroll in domestic and international politics courses.

  • Internship credit can apply.

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What are the requirements to apply for Political Science at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Political Science should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

Prerequisite course: POLS 100SPOLS 101S or POLS 102S Students are required to complete a specified introductory course as a prerequisite and 12 hours of 300/400-level courses. Students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses, and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University. No more than a total of three credit hours will be counted toward the political science minor from POLS 367, POLS 368 and POLS 497.


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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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