Human Services (minor)

A minor in human services is a good complement to majors such as psychology, sociology, criminal justice, and special education.

With this minor, you will learn the roles and functions of the human services professional, characteristics of human growth and development; characteristics of human services agencies; theories and skills of human services; and the basics skills related to program evaluation, grant writing, and fundraising.

Required Courses

This minor requires five courses (three credit hours each). 

  • HMSV 339: Interpersonal Relations
  • HMSV 341: Introduction to Human Services
  • HMSV 343W: Human Services Methods
  • HMSV 346: Diversity Issues in Human Services
  • One additional course selected from HMSV 344, HMSV 447, HMSV 448, HMSV 449, or HMSV 491.

Calculating Cost

Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $285
Students living outside of Virginia $285
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $807


Rates are effective Summer 2013 and subject to change. Please visit the Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details.

* For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please visit the University Registrar.

Admission Information

This minor can only be completed as part of an undergraduate degree from ODU. You will need to be accepted into ODU as an undergraduate degree-seeking student.

All ODU undergraduate distance learning programs are degree completion / transfer programs.

Learning Environment

Courses are offered in these technologies:

Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.

Online Asynchronous: Access course materials online from any location. These courses require little to no synchronous (same-time) scheduled class meetings, but assignments and exams are scheduled by the instructor. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.