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Professional Writing

Management professionals throughout the country state that the number one need for organizations in the twenty-first century will be professionals with communication skills. Organizations ranging from engineering and technical operations, to human services are looking for people who can communicate effectively. Old Dominion University designed its Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Professional Writing to meet this need by preparing individuals to excel in any professional business environment.

The degree was also designed to meet the needs of various populations, including traditional and non-traditional students, and individuals working in positions of influence who are interested in expanding their repertoire of skills. Offered through ODU's TELETECHNET system, in partnership with community colleges throughout Virginia, the program offers a unique learning experience and is especially sensitive to the needs and experiences of adult learners. With televised and video-streamed classes delivered in the evening and on weekends, the program offers its students in even the most remote locations an opportunity to earn a degree while working.

Program Advisor:

Virginia Tucker
Coordinator of IDS/PW
Department of English
BAL 5034
(757) 683-4035

To begin your studies, follow these simple steps:

  • Apply to the University by submitting an Application for Admission to Old Dominion University.

  • Submit official college transcripts from all colleges you have previously attended to the Office of Admissions for evaluation of credit earned.

  • Receive notification of admissions to Old Dominion University as a degree-seeking student.

  • Receive notification of the transfer credit evaluation from the Office of Admissions.

  • Be advised by your site director if you attend classes at a remote location or via video streaming. If you attend classes at ODU, be advised by the Office of Distance Learning. Only issues which cannot be resolved by one of these two offices should be addressed to the program advisor.

  • Register for classes.