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Our Mission

The College of Sciences at Old Dominion University provides high quality education for undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences. Our faculty and students engage in cutting edge research, which enhances classroom learning, generates new knowledge, and informs practical solutions to societal issues. We teach students to solve problems through evidence-based scientific reasoning. We engage with the community to support interest and awareness of science among children and adults.



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Monarch Sciences Committment

The College of Sciences (COS) at Old Dominion University is committed to providing undergraduate and graduate programs of the highest quality. Our objective is to create and maintain a strong academic environment where students can learn and discover.

Our undergraduates learn in the classroom, in the laboratory, in the field, and around the world. We are very proud that many undergraduates work with faculty on innovative research, developing skills that will benefit them in whatever career path they choose.

The COS offers 13 Master's degree programs and 9 Ph.D. degree programs. The local proximity of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, NASA Langley Research Center, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Virginia Institute for Marine Science, the Virginia Aquarium, and many other local institutions makes ODU an excellent location for pursuing an advanced degree in science. Please visit the COS Department web pages to explore the many opportunities that we have to offer.

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