About this Program

The Training and Development minor is offered to students majoring in disciplines (other than occupational and technical studies) who wish to enhance their content area of expertise and develop the knowledge and skills required to be an effective trainer in their respective disciplines and related fields. Supplement your career preparation with this minor that will advance your presentation, teaching, and evaluation skills.

Program Highlights

  • Available on-campus and online

  • Consists of five courses for a total of 15 credit hours

  • Offered to students majoring in other disciplines

  • Combines discipline specific courses with technical courses on training and development

  • Graduates learn to assess performance issues and propose training solutions

  • Goal of graduates is to improve individual and organizational productivity


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Training and Development Specialists

$64,700 Median Salary

Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.


What are the requirements to apply for Training & Development at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Training & Development should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required 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.


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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