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Sciences ILCs

Botany

The Botany Impact Learning Community is open to first-year students interested in the field of plant sciences. This community is focused on introducing students to the role of plants in solving global problems and careers in botany.

Courses: General Biology I Lecture & Lab (BIOL 121N/122N) and Intro to the College of Sciences (UNIV 101)


Computer Science

The Computer Science Impact Learning Community is open to current, first-year, and transfer students. This community is focused on introducing students to the computer science major.

Courses: Introduction to Computer Science with Python (CS 115) and College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction (MATH 103M)


Marine Biology

The College of Sciences offers a Marine Biology Impact Learning Community (ILC) that provides first-year students with support and resources that assist you with successfully transitioning into ODU. By participating in this community, you will have opportunities to engage in study groups, tutoring sessions, college workshops, and academic advising. In this Impact Learning Community, you will meet weekly with an academically successful peer mentor, who is in the Marine Biology program. These co-curricular activities provide an opportunity for you to create relationships with fellow students with similar academic and career goals. In this ILC, you will be required to enroll in a common cohort of courses.

Courses: Preparatory Chemistry (CHEM 103), Intro to Philosophy (PHIL 110P) and Intro to the College of Sciences (UNIV 101)

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Exploratory Health & Helping

The College of Sciences offers an Exploratory Health and Helping Impact Learning Community (ILC) that provides first-year students interested in pharmacy, veterinarian, dental, physician assistant and optometry with support and resources that assist you with successfully transitioning to ODU. By participating in this community, you will have opportunities to engage in study groups, college workshops, and academic advising. In the Impact Learning Community, you will meet weekly with an academically successful peer mentor who is pursuing a pre-health program. These co-curricular activities provide an opportunity for you to create relationships with fellow students with similar academic and career goals. In this ILC, you will be required to enroll in a common cohort of courses.

Courses: Intro to Psychology (PSYC 201S), Intro to Literature (ENGL 112L), and Intro to the College of Sciences (UNIV 101).


Pre-Medical

The College of Sciences offers a Pre-Medical Impact Learning Community (ILC) that provides first-year students with support and resources that assist you with successfully transitioning into ODU. By participating in this community, you will have opportunities to engage in study groups, tutoring sessions, college workshops, and academic advising. In this Impact Learning Community, you will meet weekly with an academically successful peer mentor, who is in the Pre-Med program. These co-curricular activities provide an opportunity for you to create relationships with fellow students with similar academic and career goals. In this ILC, you will be required to enroll in a common cohort of courses.

Courses: General Biology Lab & Lecture (BIOL 121N/122N), Public Speaking (COMM 101R), and Intro to the College of Sciences (UNIV 101). Students must also place 3 or higher on the Chemistry Placement Exam.


Psychology

The College of Sciences offers a Psychology Impact Learning Community (ILC) that provides first-year students with support and resources that assist you with successfully transitioning into ODU. By participating in this community, you will have opportunities to engage in study groups, tutoring sessions, college workshops, and academic advising. In this Impact Learning Community, you will meet weekly with an academically successful peer mentor, who is in the Psychology program. These co-curricular activities provide an opportunity for you to create relationships with fellow students with similar academic and career goals. In this ILC, you will be required to enroll in a common cohort of courses.

Courses: Intro to Psychology (PSYC 201S), American Writers, American Experiences (ENGL 114L), and Intro to the College of Sciences (UNIV 101)


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