Public Service Minor Online

  • Minor
  • Strome College of Business
  • School of Public Service

With a public service minor, you will gain a solid theoretical foundation in the study and practice of public service, preparing you for citizenship, leadership, and careers in governmental and non-profit agencies and encouraging a spirit of volunteerism.

As a public service professional, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • deliver and manage public programs,
  • address critical issues in society,
  • improve quality of life,
  • build and bridge communities,
  • strengthen democratic governance,
  • lead change in public policy, and
  • embrace civic responsibility.










    • 12 credit hours

    You must complete two core courses, one PAS elective and one additional elective for a total of 12 credit hours. 

    A minor can only be earned as part of an undergraduate program.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.