Professional Writing (Interdisciplinary Studies) (BS)

Program at a Glance

Degree: Bachelor of Science
College of Arts & Letters: Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Cost: $316-345 per credit hour *
Required: 45 credit hours from ODU (120 total)
Learning Environment: Online synchronousAccess course material online from any location and participate in regularly scheduled online class meetings.

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Gain formal preparation to apply professional and technical writing to your career.

In this program, you will complete a core of courses in technical writing as well as in business, communication, and human resources. You will gain a foundation that includes interpersonal and organizational communication skills, promotes compositional skills, and provides a basic understanding and skill level in management, marketing and public relations.

This Interdisciplinary Studies program is ideal for returning students who are already working and want to expand their management skills and/or increase their eligibility for promotion.

Professional Writing Careers

  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Public Affairs
  • Development
  • Media Analysis/Planning
  • Writing/Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Publishing
  • Grant Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Editing
  • Advertising
  • Sales
  • Circulation
  • Production
  • Publicity


Talk with an advisor to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheets below can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

Map out your education with this program's Long Range Schedule (PDF).

Learning Environment

Courses in this program are offered in this technology:

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


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Admission Information

This is a degree completion program.

Explore Monarch TRANSFERmation to see how courses you've completed may transfer to ODU. To have an advisor review your transcripts, contact your nearest ODU extended classroom site or call 1.800.968.2638.

For this program, you will need to be accepted into ODU as a degree-seeking student.

Calculating Cost

Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $316
Students living outside of Virginia $345
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $874

Rates are effective Fall 2015 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.