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Academics

At Old Dominion University, studies are designed to help you bring your talents, your ideas and your goals to life. You gain knowledge and experience in classrooms and facilities with the latest teaching technologies, and through internships with global industries. Learning at ODU doesn't end in the classroom -- our faculty engage the modern mind with real-world puzzles and cutting-edge solutions.

You value your individuality and ODU has a program to match your unique style. Browse our degree programs or explore our other options below. Hard to choose? The Center for Major Exploration is here to help!

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In the Classroom

ODU classrooms are packed with 21st century technology, bringing your education to life. Connect to the world and your professor in an instant... classes with a personal response system allow you to electronically reply to professors' questions and see what your fellow classmates say.

The modern classroom doesn't always have desks and chairs. In the CAVE virtual environment, operating room holograms and stethoscopes that simulate real vital signs create lifelike surgeries that help medical students become better care givers.

Colleges

Education

Education Professor and Students

From education, STEM technology and counseling, to human movement science, fashion design, industry training and communication disorders, our diverse programs are recognized nationally for meeting the needs of our global society.


Engineering & Technology

Engineering Students Learn Outside

If it moves, requires some form of energy, is made of massive amounts of metal, concrete and other materials, you know an engineer is behind it. If this sounds like you, come and learn from faculty who are active engineers.


Health Sciences

Instructor Assists Student

If you're interested in nursing, dental hygiene, nuclear medicine, physical therapy or analyzing blood, cell cultures, biopsies and other organic specimens, Health Sciences has a place for you.


Sciences

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Biologist, ecologist, marine biologist, oceanographer, geneticist, doctor, dentist, veterinarian, chemist, pharmacist, zoologist, computer programmer or developer, statistician, physicist, astronaut, psychologist... if you're a puzzle solver, the College of Sciences has a program for you.


Honors College

Student Reading

If regular studies are not enough for you and you have the academic credentials, apply to the Honors College. The Honors College offers Old Dominion University undergraduates the benefits of a small liberal arts college within the framework of a large, research-intensive university. You'll add a few extra courses to your major that will help you improve your analytic, communication and research skills and increase your overall knowledge.




Distance Learning

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Old Dominion University is one of the largest providers of distance learning degree programs in the country. The University serves students at nearly 50 sites in Virginia, Arizona and Washington, as well as Internet students and video streamers from a variety of locations, and military personnel taking classes while deployed around the world.

Regional Centers

Virginia Beach Higher Education Center Learning Commons

Old Dominion University's Regional Higher Education Centers are state-of-the-art academic facilities aligned with the university's mission to serve its students and our communities through the advancement of knowledge, strategic partnerships and active civic engagement.


Military Programs

ROTC Presentation of the Flags

ODU is a military friendly institution and servicepeople and their families will find a most supportive academic team ready and willing to facilitate degree attainment, including recognition of military experiences which may accelerate degree completion.

International Learning

Students Studying

ODU promotes a multicultural education both on and off campus. Students are encouraged to spend a semester, year or summer studying abroad and experiencing a new culture and gaining a global perspective. You can also explore the international centers here on campus.


Student Computing

Student on Computer

Computing is at the core of the modern education and Old Dominion University offers students a vast array of powerful computing resources.

Academic Development

Professor Helps Student in the Classroom

Your success is our business. From advising and tutoring to our dynamic Learning Commons @ Perry Library, ODU has the resources to make your academic journey a success.