Major Information

Baccalaureate Programs Information

Admission into Health Science majors is selective and competitive. Make sure to review the admissions criteria for your intended major before applying. All programs (except Environmental Health and Health Sciences) are lock-step. Most programs start in the fall.

Clinical Programs

Space is limited for Clinical Programs. All admitted students must apply to enter these programs.

Non-Clinical Programs

Students must complete course requirements to declare these majors.

Certificate Programs & Minors

Some certificates require a prior degree, or other experience.

Clinical Programs

Clinical Programs have limited spaces and require a secondary application for admission. Admission into the following majors is selective and competitive. Students are Intended Majors unless admitted by the program via the secondary application process. Make sure to review the admissions criteria for your intended major before applying. These programs are lock-step and admit students once per year. Most programs start in the fall. Additional information regarding each major can be found below:

Non-clinical Programs

The following programs are not limited based on clinical spaces, but students must meet specific prerequisite requirements before they are eligible to officially declare the major. Students are Intended Majors until they meet program prerequisite requirements. Students who have met the requirements to declare a major will be referred to the program by their assigned academic advisor.

Starting with the 2023-2024 catalog year, students pursuing the following programs will be advised by the College of Health Sciences Advising Center:

Email HSAdvising@odu.edu with questions.

Starting with the 2023-2024 catalog year, students pursuing the following programs will be advised by the College of Health Sciences Advising Center

Exercise Science

Recreational Therapy

Find more information about recreational therapy advising.

Speech Language Pathology & Audiology

Connect with your Advisor

Stay on target with your goals. Get help from our health sciences advisors. Many majors require special courses and an application to enroll.