Biology Students major in Biology for four reasons: they want to get a masters or doctoral degree in a biological field; they want to be licensed to teach biology; they wish to pursue a medical professional career (allopathic medicine, osteopath medicine, dentistry, podiatric medicine, optometric medicine, or veterinary medicine); or they wish to seek employment at the bachelor's level. If any of these careers interest you, rigorous training ending with a bachelor's degree in biology is important. Ohio Dominican University offers a diverse and flexible major in biology. The degree requirements can be arranged so that students are able to tailor their study by emphasizing an area of biology.
Chemistry Chemistry is present in everything we wear, the food we eat, and the things we buy. Our life is made better, in part, by the work done by chemists. Our vigorous programs will allow you to enter the industrial world and be an active participant in it. If a masters or doctoral degree in chemistry is in your future, feel confident that Ohio Dominican University can give you tools necessary to succeed in graduate school.
Chemistry Education Chemistry is present in everything we wear, the food we eat, and the things we buy. Our life is made better, in part, by the work done by chemists. Our vigorous programs will allow you to enter the chemistry teaching profession and be an active participant in it. If a masters or doctoral degree in chemistry is in your future, feel confident that Ohio Dominican University can give you tools necessary to succeed in graduate school.
Computer Science The Computer Science major is designed to give students a solid foundation in computer programming concepts, networks, database systems and analysis of information technology. Knowledge gained from this study prepares students for a variety of career paths including software engineering, systems development, web development, technology management, teaching, robotics and graduate studies. Students complete their major by specializing in an area of their choice; by choosing a concentration and associated electives, students create a major that reflects their intellectual and vocational interests.
Environmental Science At Ohio Dominican University, students will gain a strong basis in the environmental nature of biological and chemical sciences while experiencing the integration of other disciplines. Through scientific endeavors students will refine perspectives on environmental challenges at local to global scales.
Exercise Science Exercise Science is intended to provide students with an in-depth study of the physiological bases of human physical performance. Students will also have the opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor to design and complete an independent research project during their senior year. In addition, students who wish to prepare for a professional career have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by completing an internship in an area of their choosing. Upon graduation, those who have chosen this field of study may pursue multiple areas including graduate training in exercise physiology, an allied health field such as physical therapy, or medical school. Others wishing to begin a career immediately upon graduation are employed in fitness and wellness centers, corporate fitness, or may work as personal trainers.
Integrated Mathematics Education Students majoring in Integrated Mathematics receive a solid foundation in mathematics with courses ranging from the calculus sequence to mathematical statistics and abstract algebra. Advanced courses in linear algebra and geometry as well as a mathematics teaching methods course fill out the mathematics requirement. Students also will take a variety of education courses covering education psychology, content area, as well as student teaching and principles of education. This major is designed to prepare students for a teaching career at the secondary school level and leads to licensure.
Med School Early AcceptanceOhio Dominican University is proud to partner with Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) to offer the ODU-to-OU Med School Early Acceptance Program. Through this exclusive partnership, ODU will accept 10 outstanding freshman students each year who will be assured of acceptance into the OU-HCOM, as long as they maintain the high academic standards of the program agreement. OU-HCOM is one of the top osteopathic programs in the nation and the only osteopathic medical program in Ohio.
Integrated Science EducationStudents in the Integrated Science Licensure Program complete a rigorous curriculum in the Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science/Environmental Science and physics. The courses emphasize content knowledge as well as critical thinking and laboratory skills. Upon completion, students will be competent, effective teachers in all areas of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science/Environmental Science and physics for grades 7 through 12.
Life Science EducationThe Life Science Licensure Program is a professional teaching major centered on Biology. The program offers a rigorous curriculum in Biology that emphasizes not only the content knowledge but the critical thinking and laboratory skills. Upon completion, teachers with this licensure will be competent, effective Biology teachers for students in grades 7 through 12.
Mathematics Students majoring in Mathematics receive a solid foundation in mathematics with courses ranging from the calculus sequence to foundations in mathematics, as well as linear and abstract algebra and calculus-based physics. Students choose from a selection of courses including mathematical statistics, differential equations, real and complex analysis, geometry, and physics to complete major requirements. This major is designed to prepare students for careers in industry, government or for additional study in graduate school.
Physician Assistant Programs (Undergraduate | Graduate) To meet the ever-increasing need for Physician Assistants, Ohio Dominican University is introducing the only Physician Assistant Studies program in Central Ohio and the newest PA program in the Midwest. Between 2008 and 2018, job opportunities for PAs will increase by 39%. ODU’s program is tailored to meet the career demand and reflects the University’s century of educational excellence.
Pre-Health Professional (Pre Med, Vet, Pharm) Ohio Dominican University has a long history of preparing students to enter the medical professions. The path that students take at ODU is shaped by their future goals. Each gives students both the intellectual tools and practical skills to pursue lifelong learning required by their chosen profession. The use of contemporary technological tools in the pursuit of truth is a part of this process.
Pre-Nursing ODU and Mount Carmel College of Nursing have jointly developed a pre-nursing program where a limited number of eligible ODU students will be accepted annually into the Mount Carmel program. Students complete their general education classes at ODU and can live on our campus and then complete their final five semesters of nursing courses on the campus of Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Those students who successfully complete the nursing requirements will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount Carmel.
Software Engineering Ohio Dominican University’s Software Engineering program trains students to create high-quality software in a systematic, controlled and efficient manner.