Public Service (minor)
|Degree: Minor||Cost: $285 per credit hour *|
|College of Business and Public Administration: Department of Urban Studies and Public Administration||Required: 12 credit hours|
|Course Delivery Modes: Online asynchronousAccess course material online from any location and complete coursework at your own pace.||Locations: 1|
The Public Service minor provides students with a solid theoretical foundation in the study and practice of public service, preparing students for citizenship, leadership, and careers in governmental and non-profit agencies and encouraging a spirit of volunteerism. In addition to preparation for public service careers, this minor will provide a foundation for students headed into graduate studies in public administration and public affairs.
Specific goals of the Public Service minor are to help students prepare to:
- deliver and manage public programs,
- address critical issues in social programs,
- provide public safety,
- preserve natural resources,
- improve the quality of life,
- build and bridge communities,
- strengthen democratic governance,
- address public service ethics,
- enter graduate level study in public affairs,
- lead change in public policy, and
- embrace civic responsibility.
Courses in the Public Service minor have no pre-requisites.
Admission to ODU as a degree-seeking student.
This minor may be beneficial for anyone working in the public sector, including city managers, policy analysts, nurses, firefighters, teachers, and employees in nonprofit organizations.
Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Rates
|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 subject to change. Please visit the Office of Finance 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 web site.
There are a total of 12 credit hours required. There are no prerequisites.
Core courses (six credit hours total):
- PAS 300 Foundations of Public Service
- PAS 301 Accountability, Governance, and Ethics
PAS elective (three credit hours total):
- PAS 410 Public and Non-Profit Organization, or
- PAS 411 Multi-Sector Partnerships for Public Service, or
- PAS 395 Special Topics
Other elective (three credit hours total):
- PAS 368 Internship
- PAS 497 Independent Study
- POLS 300 Introduction to Public Policy
- POLS 309 Race, Culture, and Public Policy
- PHIL 301 Social and Political Philosophy
- SOC 300 Social Problems
- SOC 325 Social Welfare
- CRJS 444 Community Justice
- HMSV 441 Non-Profit Fund-Raising in Human Services