About this Program

With a public service minor, you will gain a solid theoretical foundation in the study and practice of public service, preparing you for citizenship, leadership, and careers in governmental and non-profit agencies and encouraging a spirit of volunteerism. As a public service professional, you'll have the opportunity to deliver and manage public programs, address critical issues in society, lead change in public policy, and embrace civic responsibility.

Program Highlights

  • Take classes on campus or online

  • Take a course while simultaneously participating in a service learning projects with local organizations like the Virginia Zoo, Norfolk SPCA and many more

  • Prepares students to serve as public servants and citizens of their community

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What are the requirements to apply for Public Service at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Public Service should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • To receive a minor, the student must achieve a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses specified as a requirement for the minor exclusive of 200-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.  


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


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

Ways to Save

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