Academic Catalog


Continuing Education

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Renee R. Felts, Division of Digital Learning

The Continuing Education unit is focused on delivering practical, applied knowledge through its non-credit and credit-bearing courses, certificates and certification preparatory classes. Staff interact with each of the academic colleges to utilize the existing courses in an interdisciplinary fashion, frequently at the request of the military, businesses and various industry sectors.


To meet the evolving needs of our local, regional and global community via online and face-to-face offerings.  We help students, professionals and lifelong learners move ahead and stay ahead.


Continuing Education will seek to add value to University programs by engaging with students, faculty, and alumni to help achieve their personal and professional goals.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Major in Leadership

Continuing Education coordinates with the College of Arts and Letters to offer a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Leadership.  For detailed information on the degree program, please refer to the College of Arts and Letters Interdisciplinary Studies section of this Catalog.

Prior Learning Assessment

The Prior Learning Assessment unit offers students the opportunity to have their prior learning assessed and applied for academic credit. Visit for more information.

Center for Professional Development

The primary mission of the Center for Professional Development (CPD) is to develop interdisciplinary certificate programs targeted for specific groups of professionals.  The CPD will work across the ODU campus, including all academic colleges as well as ODUGlobal, in developing new multidisciplinary certificates.  An undergraduate certificate program in Professional Leadership is administered by the Center and the Continuing Education unit.

Please refer to the course listings in this Catalog for Center for Professional Development (CPD) courses.