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ODU Academics

Old Dominion University requires a minimum of 120 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program.

ODU does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, ODU has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 53% of students who started college at ODU complete all the credits required within six years.

ODU offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Are Required at ODU?

ODU has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a lanuage requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for ODU.

Majors at ODU

When choosing a major, ODU students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at ODU below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. ODU does not require a senior project for all students.

Does ODU Offer Learning Disability Services?

ODU offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does ODU Have An Online Program?

ODU has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does ODU Give AP Credit?

ODU offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does ODU Have An Honors Program?

ODU offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does ODU Require Internships?

ODU does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

ROTC

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

ODU has an Army ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at ODU include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at ODU

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

ODU offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering - 3-2 dual degree program in business administration - International Studies, Dental Hygiene, Communication/Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies/Humanities, Women's Studies/Humanities, Computer Science, Philosophy/Humanities, Accounting, Math, Art History, Studio Arts, Fine Arts, Geography, Economics

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ODU Majors & Subject Areas

Music Performance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Acting
Art/Art Studies, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Athletic Training/Trainer
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Public Health, General
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Public Health, Other
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Administration
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Transportation/Mobility Management
Project Management
Organizational Leadership
Accounting
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
History, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
African-American/Black Studies
Women's Studies
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Community College Education
Educational/Instructional Technology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Art Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Education, Other
Engineering, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Systems Engineering
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Rhetoric and Composition
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other
General Literature
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Biochemistry
Ecology
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy
Chemistry, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Clinical Psychology
Applied Psychology
Public Administration
Criminology
Economics, General
Development Economics and International Development
Geography
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Urban Studies/Affairs

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

24,286

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

95%

Tuition and Fees

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$11,160

Out-of-State

$31,320

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