About this Program

The minor in public law is designed to support students who are interested in specializing in public law and strengthening their understanding of politics and government. The program might be particularly attractive to those interested in attending law school. Combined with politics and public policy, the public law minor is highly relevant and useful, and prepares students to engage the future as informed citizens and potentially as students of the law.

Program Highlights

  • The minor is offered by the Political Science program.

  • The minor emphasizes public law.

  • Internship credit can apply.

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

For completion of the public law minor, a student 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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