Training Specialist (Occupational & Technical Studies) Online

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Darden College of Education & Professional Studies
  • Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies

Degree completion

  • For students with some college credits
  • Complete at least 30 credits online from ODU

Full degree

  • A start-to-finish curriculum for students to earn a degree online from ODU
  • 120 credit hours

Unlock your potential with a training specialist degree in the $350 billion global training and development industry! 

Gain the expertise necessary to become a training specialist by creating value-added training solutions that drive talent development and enhance organizational performance. 

Develop skills in training and development program design, creative problem-solving, leadership, communications technology, and management. 

Explore and enhance your career opportunities in business, industry, healthcare, government, the military, and higher education. 

Transform your career and organization by becoming a Training Specialist!

When you graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in occupational and technical studies with a major in training specialist.

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  • Accelerated format allows you fast-track your degree.
  • Complete courses at your convenience through full-time and part-time enrollment options.
  • Transfer credits from community colleges, military training, and work experience evaluated for credit.
  • Coursework draws from the latest research conducted by the Association for Talent Development, SHRM, and the Association of Human Resources Development.
  • Curriculum flexibility with over 21 elective credits in your chosen area of interest.
  • Internship opportunity with flexibility for working adults.
  • Built-in OSHA 10 certification opportunity enhances your credentials and readiness for the workforce in your field.
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Workplace trainer talks to business professionals after learning occupational studies
  • To earn a bachelor's degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This bachelor’s program requires 120 total credit hours.

    Talk with our enrollment team to determine if you have credits that will transfer or to start an application. The catalog can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

  • 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 an accelerated eight-week format.

  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $408 per credit hour*
    Out-of-State Students
    $439 per credit hour

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

    These tuition rates are effective Fall 2024 and subject to change. 
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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  • Scholarship Opportunities for Online Students

    At ODUGlobal, we offer a variety of scholarships to support and empower you in achieving your academic and career goals, making quality education accessible wherever you are. 
    Learn more about our scholarships.

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUGlobal.

  • This program is available completely online, which means you can apply to ODU as a freshman.

    Already have college credits? Before you apply, our enrollment team can provide a free transfer evaluation to see how your credits will transfer to ODU.

    No matter where you're starting, we'll help you succeed from application to graduation.

  • ODU has partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. 

    Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU.