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About This Minor

Gain a broad understanding of technology and its impact on individuals, societies, and the environment.

You'll learn the social context and the historical and philosophical backgrounds of technological developments. This background will help you evaluate new and existing technology and its impact, equipping you to make better decisions about the technology you use now and in the future.

This minor is interdisciplinary, which means your course options come from several different colleges at ODU. Possible options include:

  • Global health
  • Intercultural communication
  • Computers in society
  • Music technology
  • Technology and war
  • Cybersecurity ethics
  • and more

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Required Courses

  • 12 credit hours (four courses)

You will select courses in at least two different disciplines, and no more than two courses in any one discipline.

A minor can only be earned as part of an undergraduate program. Talk with an ODUOnline enrollment coordinator to determine if you have credits that 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. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$360 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 2021 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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