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Social Welfare (Sociology, Minor)

Social Welfare (Sociology, Minor)


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What is Social Welfare at ODU like?

Program Highlights


What makes Social Welfare at ODU unique?

  • UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS 1000+

  • FULL-TIME FACULTY 23

  • PH.D STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED 12

Courses


What are some courses offered in Social Welfare at ODU?

SOC 325:
Social Welfare


An introduction to the broad field of social welfare. The philosophy, values, purposes, goals, and functions of social welfare are examined. Prerequisites: SOC 201S or permission of the instructor.

SOC 402:
Sociology of Child Welfare


A sociological analysis of the field of child welfare. Topics include social inequality as it applies to children as a group in the U.S. and globally; understanding violence against children within the global context of children's rights; examining data on the degree to which policies, programs and research in the field fail to protect children and why; prevalence, causes and consequences of child sexual, physical and emotional abuse and neglect; evaluation of programs like family preservation and of placement in substitute care, i.e., foster care, adoption, institutionalization; changes that would protect and advance the interests and rights of children at the parent-child, agency, and societal level. Prerequisites: SOC 201S.

SOC 320:
Social Inequality


An analysis of social differentiation, stratification, and social class. Emphasis is placed upon modern American society, with some comparison with historical and contemporary systems of other societies. Prerequisites: SOC 201S or permission of the instructor.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Social Welfare at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Social Welfare should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

For admission to the Social Welfare program


GPA:

3.00


TOEFL score:

paper based: 550 internet based: 79


IELTS score:

6.5


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 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.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Transfer Articulation Agreements


To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to ODU.
Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

Next Steps


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LECTURER


Name:

Jessica Huffman


Location:

6006 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3935


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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