Strengthening Interdisciplinary Education and Collaboration
ODU aims to enhance academic excellence by expanding curricula to include innovative, transformative and flexible offerings in response to student and employer demand for programs that are relevant to the region's and nation's needs. To enhance research excellence, ODU's objective is to ensure that interdisciplinary and collaborative work is recognized, and that it is acknowledged as important in faculty tenure and promotion decisions.
Since 1986, ODU has led the way by offering Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) degree programs for students who are interested in two or more fields of study that don't easily fit into a traditional college department.
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ODU has nationally-known research strengths in coastal resilience, modeling and simulation, bioelectrics, cybersecurity, and port logistics and maritime engineering.
M-MARC Undergraduate Student Training for Academic Research (U*STAR) supports students' academic and research activities while they train to enter Ph.D. programs.
VMASC is a university-wide multidisciplinary research center that emphasizes modeling, simulation, and visualization (MS&V) research, development and education.
Participation in research provides the opportunity to learn the skills that are sought after by both employers and graduate programs and can give you an important competitive advantage for your future career.
The Undergraduate Research Program is an initiative of the Office of Academic Affairs and the Perry Honors College designed to promote, support and fund the involvement of undergraduate students in the active research community at Old Dominion University.