Old Dominion University (ODU)

Norfolk, VA

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Music Performance
Other English Language and Literature/Letters
Rhetoric and Composition


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Communication and Media Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Special Education and Teaching


Major Bachelors Masters
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Other Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Administration

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Engineering Technologies/Technicians


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer and Information Sciences

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ODU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

75% of students gave Old Dominion University 4 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Academics Rating

The computer science curriculum is hard unless you have a huge background going in. Although the school is relatively easy to get in to do not be fooled many people do not graduate. One benefit of the school is that they let you retake up to five classes and replace the grades. Some of my professors are hard.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Academics Rating

Class sizes vary from 30 to 300. It depends on the class that you take. Labs are much smaller classes since they are hands on. Old Dominion is most known for their great Engineering programs. They do also have a wonderful Marine Biology program as well as many more.

ODU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.60
Retention Rate 80%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held during the spring and summer.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Domestic Exchange Schools

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technology
  • Vocational Arts
  • Other: biological life sciences, communication, criminal justice, psychology

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry

Class Sizes at Old Dominion University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 34%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 8%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 55%
  • 100+ Students: 4%
Fewer than 20 Students 34%
50 - 100 Students 8%
20 - 49 Students 55%
100+ Students 4%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 68
  • Unknown and Other: 16
  • Asian: 7
  • African American: 6
  • Latino: 3
Caucasian 68
Unknown and Other 16
Asian 7
African American 6
Latino 3

Faculty at Old Dominion University

Total Faculty 1,326
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 21
Full-Time Professors 2,243
Male Faculty 690
Part-Time Professors 956
Women Faculty 636

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