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Why ODU for Human Services?

ODU's online human services degree completion program is designed to prepare you for entry-level positions in a variety of community service agencies. You will learn:

  • the roles and functions of the human services professional;
  • characteristics of human growth and development;
  • characteristics of human services agencies;
  • theories and skills of human services; and
  • basic skills related to program evaluation, grant writing, and fundraising.

You will also gain insight into the ethical, legal, and multicultural issues related to the responsibilities of the human services professional.

Interested in becoming a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CACD)?

Our human services bachelor's degree is approved by the Virginia Board of Counseling and the Virginia Certification Board as a provider of addiction education leading to Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) and Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification. After graduation from ODU, you will be required to complete the residency requirement and take the exam set by the Virginia Board of Psychology.

This credential is recognized by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and is eligible for reciprocity.

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We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process between the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and Old Dominion University (ODU).

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Required Courses

​To earn this degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This bachelor’s degree requires 120 total credit hours.

This program requires a supervised internship in the last semester. Already have direct work experience in human services? You may be able to submit a portfolio in lieu of doing the internship.

Talk with our enrollment team to determine how your credits will transfer.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. Instructors may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. This program requires a practicum or internship. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Careers in Human Services

Our graduates work as human service practitioners, case workers, counselors, and advocates for families and individuals struggling with:

  • mental illness and intellectual or physical disabilities
  • substance abuse
  • aging and gerontology
  • domestic violence
  • youth services
  • parole, probations, and correctional issues
  • vocational rehabilitation

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$352 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$389 per credit hour

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

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2018 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

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.

Get Guaranteed Admission to ODU

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

Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU.

Meet your Team

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUOnline.

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Missy Magerkorth
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Beth Vipperman
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Barbie Miller
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Alex Butterfield
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