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Public Law (Political Science, Minor)

The minor in public law is designed to support students who are interested in specializing in public law and strengthening their understanding of politics and government. The program might be particularly attractive to those interested in attending law school. Combined with politics and public policy, the public law minor is highly relevant and useful, and prepares students to engage the future as informed citizens and potentially as students of the law.

Public Law (Political Science, Minor)


Description


What is Public Law at ODU like?

The minor in public law is designed to support students who are interested in specializing in public law and strengthening their understanding of politics and government. The program might be particularly attractive to those interested in attending law school. Combined with politics and public policy, the public law minor is highly relevant and useful, and prepares students to engage the future as informed citizens and potentially as students of the law.

Program Highlights


What makes Public Law at ODU unique?

  • The minor is offered by the Political Science program.

  • The minor emphasizes public law.

  • Internship credit can apply.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Public Law at ODU?

POLS 301W:
Introduction to Public Law


Introduces the student to the American legal system through an examination of its institutions, practitioners, and processes. A general survey of constitutional law, administrative law, civil and criminal law, and selected topics of substantive and procedural dimensions of the court system. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: POLS 101S and a grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C.

POLS 306:
Judicial Process and Behavior


In-depth analysis of the American court system with an emphasis on the political behavior of the system's participants and the procedural dimensions of the court system. Prerequisites: POLS 101S.

POLS 408:
American Constitutional Law and Politics I


An examination of the vexatious line between the rights of individuals and those of the state in the American democracy, focusing on such major issues as freedom of expression and worship; freedom of the press; separation of church and state; privacy; and racial and gender discrimination. Prerequisites: POLS 101S.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Public Law at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Public Law should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

For completion of the public law minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor (exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses) and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University. No more than a total of three credit hours will be counted toward the political science minor from POLS 367, POLS 368 and POLS 497.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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Assistant Professor


Name:

Michelle M. Kundmueller


Location:

7025 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6060


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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