Social Sciences

Changing Lives Through Compassionate Advocacy & Outreach

As world economies and political climates shift, social science professionals study the impact these institutions make on society. Our graduates often seek careers in criminal justice, psychology, counseling, and public services.

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Over 35 Years of Distance Learning Leadership

Old Dominion University is a public doctoral research institution and a national leader in distance learning with its main campus in Norfolk, VA. ODU has been a pioneer in technology-delivered learning since the mid-1980's.

We Support You

We develop our programs based on what works for you. From military ships at sea, to your home, or one of our partner community colleges, you'll get the same academic support and resources as any of our on-campus students.

ODU Social Science Centers, Institutes & Groups

  • Center for Family Violence Education & Research
  • Center for the Study of Work
  • In Support of Children
  • Institute for Community Justice
  • International State Crime Research Consortium
  • Social Science Research Center

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