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Work and Professional Studies Program

Welcome to the Work and Professional Studies (WPS) program in the College of Arts and Letters! This Bachelor of Science (BS) in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) degree program at Old Dominion University provides you the opportunity to integrate coursework from a variety of disciplines in order to complete a degree that will be most relevant to your future career. You choose a course of study that meets your unique objectives and interests.

Coursework from departments across the University are available for you to combine in a way that is most relevant for your desired professional pursuits. The curriculum centers on understandings of workplace dynamics along with applied coursework that gets you actively engaged in professional enterprise. See the curriculum guide for course offerings. Keep in mind that there is further flexibility to incorporate 3/400 level courses that are applicable to your interests.

If you are a transfer or returning student with upper division credits, we offer a variety of options for integrating your previous course of study toward completing your degree. We can evaluate your completed coursework at the 3/400 levels for equivalent credit once you have been admitted to ODU and work with you to chart a course for successfully completing your degree.

We look forward to answering your questions about how this degree program may fit your particular interests and needs as you finish your undergraduate degree at Old Dominion University. Please take some time to review the WPS program information by selecting the various links on the left hand side of this webpage page. Contact us for further information or to schedule an advising appointment. We look forward to working with you!


Daniel O'Leary, Ph.D.
Director