About This Minor

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.

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Required Courses

  • 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.

Online Learning Environment

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.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$374 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

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

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2022 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

This minor can only be completed as part of an undergraduate degree from ODU. Learn more about our online bachelor's programs today!

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We offer a free transfer evaluation before you apply, so you'll know how your credits may transfer. Let us know which program you're interested in, and we'll contact you to get the process started.

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