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Why ODU for Professional Writing?

In this program, you will learn technical writing, as well as take classes in business, communication, and human resources.

You'll gain a foundation in technical and organizational communication and composition skills. You'll also gain a basic understanding of management, marketing and public relations.

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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.

Talk with our enrollment team to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheet below can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

Online Learning Environment

Participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Bright Outlook

Employment of technical writers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. The continuing expansion of scientific and technical products will drive employment demand for technical writers.
— Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Oct. 2019

Careers in Professional Writing

  • Technical communication
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Public relations and publicity
  • Media analysis and planning
  • Grant writing

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$356 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 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

Finish your degree with us. We offer the upper division (300 and 400 level) courses for this degree program. Work with an enrollment coordinator to review your credits from other higher education institutions. Then you can apply toward a degree from ODU.

Get guaranteed admission at Old Dominion University

We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. By applying, you will be assured admission at ODU for the completion of your degree.

Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU

Meet your Team

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUOnline.

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Name
Missy Magerkorth
Job Title
Enrollment Coordinator
Phone Number
1-800-968-2638

Sharon Lycett
Name
Sharon Lycett
Job Title
Enrollment Coordinator
Phone Number
1-800-968-2638