Occup. Studies - Training Specialist Emphasis (BS)

Program at a Glance

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Darden College of Education: Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies
Cost: $316-345 per credit hour *
Required: 36 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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Training specialists function primarily as training program analysts, designers, developers, presenters, and evaluators. This degree in Occupational and Technical Studies integrates technical course work with training in business and supervisory skills. That means you'll train to become a generalist who is competent in assessing problems and proposing training solutions to improve productivity related to the workforce.  Training specialists work with subject matter experts to build training curriculum, and may work in virtually any type of work setting.

The course work in this program is based on the latest research by the American Society for Training and Development.

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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.

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.

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.


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Training Specialist Careers

  • Instructor
  • Instructional designer
  • Training coordinator and manager
  • Program evaluator
  • Advisor
  • Program developer
  • Curriculum developer/writer
  • Human resources

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.