Children’s Rights Interdisciplinary Minor

  • Minor
  • College of Arts & Letters
  • Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice

This interdisciplinary minor explores child rights within and across diverse disciplines, both in the U.S. and internationally.

By taking an interdisciplinary approach, this minor aims to challenge traditional approaches to child studies that often deny or fail to recognize children’s human rights and dignity.

Your courses will frame the study of children within the larger framework of human rights. You will explore children’s rights and status as a group within society, and the rights of children in social science research and theory, literature, the arts, humanities, education, counseling, law and public policy.

Indicates a required field

    • 12 credit hours (four courses)

    You will choose four courses from at least two different disciplines. Available course areas include criminal justice, human services, psychology, and sociology.

    A minor can only be earned as part of an undergraduate program. Talk with an ODUGlobal enrollment coordinator to determine if you have credits that will transfer.

  • Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $393 per credit hour*
    Out-of-State Students
    $426 per credit hour

    Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

    These tuition rates are effective Fall 2023 and subject to change. 
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

A dedicated enrollment team for your major will guide your transition to ODUGlobal.