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We are thrilled that you are interested in pursuing a major within the College of Sciences at Old Dominion University.  Choosing to pursue a science major indicates a strong desire to work hard and to be challenged to become an independent and critical thinker - the kind of student the College of Sciences seeks. 

Check out the videos below to meet faculty members from the various departments within the College of Sciences and get a sneak peek at the major you are interested in pursuing at ODU:


Interested in:


Marine Biology - Meet Dr. Mark Butler

Cellular/Molecular Biology - Meet Dr. Dave Gauthier

Anatomy and Physiology - Meet Dr. James Swanson

Evolutionary Biology - Meet Dr. Alan Savitzky

Ecological Biology - Visit the Kaplan Orchid Conservatory


Visit our Organic Chemistry Lab

Visit Dr. Pinky McCoy's Biochemistry Lab

Video Coming Soon!!

Computer Science

Meet Janet Brunelle, Chief Departmental Advisor

Video Coming Soon


Visit our Math and Science Resource Center

Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Marine Geology - Meet Dr. Jennifer Georgen

Video Coming Soon


Visit the Pretlow Planetarium

Check out the Omniglobe


Meet Dr. Chris Brill

Visit Dr. Cathy Lau-Barraco's BARS Lab


Making a decision about which institution of higher education is the best fit for you can be both a time of excitement and uncertainty.  Therefore, we understand that you may have some questions about ODU. If you are interested in transferring to ODU, review  our Prospective Transfer Student page for information about degree requirements and how your transfer credit will fit into a College of Sciences' degree program. 


If you have questions about the following items, you should call the number listed below or visit the corresponding website:


We are happy to answer any other questions that you may have about Old Dominion University or the College of Sciences; Contact Us for more information.  Best of luck with your college decision!