About the College

Undergraduate Degree Programs
Dedicated Faculty
Ph.D.'s Awarded Over the Last 5 Years

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.

About the Dean

A hearty welcome from Dr. Gail Elizabeth Dodge, Dean of the College of Sciences and Professor of Physics at Old Dominion University

Monarch Sciences Commitment

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 students learn in the classroom, in the laboratory, in the field, and around the world. We are very proud that many of them 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 make ODU an excellent location for pursuing an advanced degree in science. Please visit our department web pages to explore the many opportunities we have to offer.



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received degrees over the last 5 years
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To watch the solar eclipse
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