About this Program

This interdisciplinary minor provides students with a platform necessary to approach global challenges and concerns through a consideration of varying cultural perspectives, values, and resources. This minor gives students a chance to take advantage of a broad range of courses on global issues and it promotes the development and application of skills in intercultural understanding necessary in today’s global marketplace. Students build their individual program by selecting courses that best complement their major field of study and future professions.

Program Highlights

  • Customized program: students work with a faculty mentor to choose courses that build a specialized area of focus that corresponds to their individual interests and that will contribute to their future career paths

  • Students are introduced to local multicultural opportunities and experiences

  • Study abroad courses at the 300-400 level that offer three credits can fulfill at least one course requirement

  • Course selection is not limited to the sample list provided in the catalog, but rather approved on a course by course basis with the faculty program advisor

  • Students have access to the Language Learning Center as a resource

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Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

$75,950 Median Salary

Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

$127,690 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.

Social and Community Service Managers

$70,530 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

$83,330 Median Salary

Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


What are the requirements to apply for World Cultures: Values & Visions at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in World Cultures: Values & Visions should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • For completion of the interdisciplinary minor, students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in ALL courses specified as a requirementrequired for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses.

  • At least six hours of upper-level courses must be taken through courses offered by Old Dominion University. Three credit hours may be in the major, if a major course is listed as an option for the interdisciplinary minor. As such, it will be credited toward both the major and the interdisciplinary minor.


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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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