Why ODU for 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.