About this Program

The minor in Ocean & Earth Sciences is designed for students who wish to supplement their major course of study with coursework in this field. Juniors and seniors with declared majors in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics or physics are eligible to enter the minor program. Students wishing to pursue the minor may elect to emphasize any aspect of geology, or biological, chemical, or physical oceanography.

Program Highlights

  • The minor allows students to supplement their major course of study with coursework in the field of ocean and earth sciences.

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What are the requirements to apply for Ocean & Earth Science at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Ocean & Earth Science should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • Students with majors in other disciplines should consult with the OEAS chief departmental advisor before applying to the program since specific course prerequisites for upper division courses in the minor will be strictly enforced.

  • To declare this minor, a student must have already declared a major and have a minimum GPA of 2.00.  Students must declare the Ocean and Earth science minor with the chief departmental advisor (CDA).  To successfully complete the minor, a student must complete 12 credit hours of OEAS coursework at the 300 and/or 400 level. The following courses do not satisfy the minor requirements:  OEAS 302, OEAS 402, and OEAS 426.  Students must receive a C or better in each course taken for the minor including prerequisites, and a minimum of six credit hours must be completed at Old Dominion University.


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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