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Keep your education on track by taking a summer course or two at ODU. We offer undergraduate and graduate courses with flexibility that fits your schedule.
Program Highlights
  • ODU's summer sessions are two, three, four or eight weeks long.
  • Choose from on campus and online classes, or independent study.
  • Sessions begin in May, June and July.
  • Registration deadlines vary by program.
  • Check back often as courses are added throughout the summer. 

How to Apply

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Questions? Contact the Office of Admission at (614) 251-4500.
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Questions? Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (614) 251-4615.


Summer 2015 Courses

  • Biology
    Bio 202 - Botany / Zoology / Ecology
    4 Credits, Undergraduate

    A survey of botany, zoology, and ecology; this lab based course will introduce students to current scientific research in these fields. Moving from basic understandings, students will begin to practice botany and ecology in an applied manner and learn to clearly communicate the results of that work, laboratory included.
    • June 9 - July 23
    • 12 noon – 3:50 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    • Main Campus



    BIO 247 - Medical Terminology I
    1 Credit, Undergraduate

    A two-class sequence in terminology pertaining to modern medicine, current disease and treatment of disease, and other allied health areas.

    Prerequisites: BIO 201 and BIO 203.
    • May 20 - July 2
    • Online



    BIO 248 - Medical Terminology II

    1 Credit, Undergraduate

    Second class in a two-class sequence in terminology pertaining to modern medicine, current disease and treatment of disease, and other allied health areas.

    Prerequisites: BIO 201 and 203. 
    • May 20 - July 2
    • Online



    Bio 279A CORE - Disease: Myth & Reality
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    What is the obligation of a person with an infectious disease to their community? This class will explore the different agents that cause infectious disease, modes of transmission, control of infections and public health measures. We will also look at the role infectious disease has played in the history of the western world from the bubonic plague in Europe, the smallpox epidemic among the Native Americans and the current AIDS epidemic. This course will fulfill the Science requirement for non-science majors.

    Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer credit. Pre- or Co-requisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111. Not open to students with credit in BIO 348B.
    • May 20 - July 2
    • 8 – 10:50 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    • Main Campus

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  • Chemistry
    CHM 229 - Organic Chemistry I
    4 Credits, Undergraduate


    A study of the fundamental theory and laboratory techniques of organic chemistry. Topics include reactions of functional groups, reaction theory, and stereochemistry.

    Prerequisite: CHM 110. Corequisite: BIO 201. 
    • June 8 - July 2
    • 8 a.m. – 1:50 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Main Campus



    CHM 230 - Organic Chemistry II
    4 Credits, Undergraduate

    A continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics include reactions of functional groups, spectroscopy, and polymer chemistry; includes laboratory.

    Prerequisite: CHM 229.
    • July 6 - July 31            
    • 8 a.m. – 1:50 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Main Campus

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  • Environmental Science
    ENV 330 - Ichthyology: Natural History of Fish
    4 Credits, Undergraduate


    An introduction to fish, a very important and familiar group of living organisms. Examines fish diversity, adaptations, and ecology. The social and economic importance of fish in modern society will also be touched upon, especially as these relate to conservation and management of populations. Included laboratory will involve hands-on fish capturing and identification.

    Prerequisites: BIO 107 or 201.
    • Jun 9 - July 23
    • 8 - 11:50 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    • Main Campus

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  • Exercise Science
    EXSC 696 - Comprehensive Review of Literature
    3 Credits, Graduate


    This course provides a comprehensive review of literature on a topic of the students’ choice. Students will complete a complete literature review that will culminate in a final written manuscript of a thorough examination of that particular topic. Graded as pass/fail.

    Prerequisite: EXSC 510. 
    • May 20 - July 2
    • Online



    EXSC 697 - Internship in Exercise Science
    1 Credit, Graduate


    A supervised internship of 40 work hours per credit hour for students wishing to seek employment in a professional work place (e.g. personal trainer, corporate fitness, etc.). The student will arrange the internship and preceptor of choice and set up this arrangement with the advisor. Graded as pass/fail.

    Prerequisite: EXSC 510.
    • May 20 - July 2
    • Online

     

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  • Physics
    PHY 119/219 - College Physics I / General Physics I
    4 Credits, Undergraduate


    An algebra-based study of mechanics: translational and rotational motion, the laws of conservation of energy and momentum, hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, and basic thermodynamics; includes laboratory.

    Prerequisite: MTH 160 or equivalent. Not open to Chemistry majors.
    • June 8 - July 2
    • 8 a.m. – 1:50 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Main Campus



    PHY 120/220 - College Physics I / General Physics II
    4 Credits, Undergraduate

    An algebra-based study of electricity and magnetism, optics, introductory modern physics, and simple harmonic motion and waves; includes laboratory.

    Prerequisite: MTH 160 or equivalent. Not open to Chemistry majors
    • July 6 - July 31
    • 8 a.m. – 1:50 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Main Campus

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  • Math
    MTH 140 - Introduction to Probability &  Stats
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    An introduction to the basic concepts and computations used in statistical analysis as well as their application to problems in other disciplines, especially biology, business, education, and social sciences. Topics include the description of data graphically and numerically, the collection of data via samples and experiments, and the process of drawing inferences or conclusions from data. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes conceptual understanding, interpretation of statistical quantities, and written/oral communication and will require the use of mathematical software.

    Prerequisite: MTH 102 or placement.
    • June 9 - July 7
    • 12 noon – 4 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    • Main Campus



    MTH 240 - Calculus I
    4 Credits, Undergraduate


    Topics include relations and functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, Mean Value Theorem, extrema, curve sketching, related rates, differentiation of exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, introduction to Integral Calculus, the fundamental theorems of Calculus, elementary methods of integration, and applications. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes mathematical modeling, problem solving, and written/oral communication and will require the use of graphing calculators and mathematical software.

    Prerequisite: MTH 160 or placement.
    • May 18 - June 27
    • Online



    MTH 241 - Calculus II
    4 Credits, Undergraduate


    Topics include a continuation of Integral Calculus, integration techniques, integration of exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and hyperbolic functions, applications of integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, parametric curves, polar coordinates, series and sequences, and applications. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes mathematical modeling, problem solving, and written/oral communication and will require the use of graphing calculators and mathematical software.

    Prerequisite: MTH 240.
    • May 18 - June 27
    • Online



    MTH 485 - Special Topics: Elementary Topology
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    A study of topics in mathematics of special interest to a specific group of students. MTH 185 does not fulfill the mathematics requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
    • May 18 - June 27
    • Online

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