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School of CybersecurityStudent Opportunities

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Undergraduate Tutoring

Peer tutors are available for cybersecurity students. If you're interested, please contact cyber@odu.edu

Prior Learning Options

Old Dominion University in coordination with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cybersecurity has approved the awarding of academic credit for prior learning at the undergraduate level based on the successful completion of a specific training certification and review of that certification content by the Cybersecurity Program Coordinator.

Interested and qualified students should follow the following process:

Step 1: Student completes the Cyber Security Training Evaluation Form: https://www.odu.edu/content/dam/odu/col-dept/cmd/docs/Cyber%20Certification%20Evaluation.pdf and submit their completed form to the Cybersecurity Program Coordinator

Step 2: The Program Coordinator reviews the requests and the supported documentation ( proof of the completed certification) and provides approval or denial of academic credit. Approved forms are then submitted to the Transfer Services Office for Processing

Important Note: Students with successful completion of the following certifications will receive CYSE 3ELE (3 credits per certificate, up to 6 credits maximum)

  • CompTIA Security+
  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
  • CISM: Certified Information Security Manager
  • CISA: Certified Information Systems Auditor
Prior Learning Website

Learning Communities

The Cybersecurity Impact Learning Community is open to anyone who has an interest in Cybersecurity (majors, minors, and non-majors). You will develop a cybersecurity ePortfolio showcasing your understanding about current trends related to cybersecurity. Topics considered in the Criminal Justice and Information Technology courses will integrate cybersecurity themes. You also will meet weekly with an academically successful peer mentor. Co-curricular activities will be included.

ODU will have two Cybersecurity Impact Learning Communities to choose from for the Fall 2019 semester. One community will be an Impact Learning Community that is open to students both on and off-campus. The second will be a Living-Learning Community, where the students will be living on-campus and is open to any major.

The courses in this Impact Learning Community are: Basic Information Literacy & Research (IT 150G), Intro to Criminology (CRJS 215S), and Cyber Explorers & University Orientation (CYSE 100)

Fall 2020 Impact Learning Form

Scholarship Opportunities

ODU CYBER Scholarship

*This scholarship is closed for new freshmen applications. However, if you are a (rising) junior or senior student, please see the S-STEM Scholarship for more opportunities.

The Old Dominion University School of Cybersecurity is pleased to announce a new scholarship program for students who are majoring in Cybersecurity. These are four year scholarships ($8,888 per year, total: $35,552) available to talented students with demonstrated financial need.

Learn More and Apply Here!

Cyber LeADERS Scholars Program

The Old Dominion University School of Cybersecurity has received funding from the National Science Foundation's CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) initiative to create the Cyber LeADERS Scholars program. In partnership with Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) and Tidewater Community College (TCC), ODU's School of Cybersecurity will provide selected students the opportunity to receive 2-3 years of support. Students receiving the scholarship must work for the federal government in select cybersecurity positions for the same number of years for which they received scholarship support.

Learn More and Apply Here!


Intern & Assistantship Opportunities

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program

The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) provides an opportunity for college students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of NREIP are to encourage participating college students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN. NREIP is providing competitive research internships to approximately 800 college students this year. Participating students spend ten weeks during the summer conducting research at 45 DoN laboratories. Learn More


VA Cyber Alliance Subsidized Internship Project & Digital-Entrant Pathway Project

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium is partnering with the Old Dominion University (ODU) Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) for the Virginia Cyber Alliance Internship Project to support subsidies for company-paid student cybersecurity-related internships in Go Virginia's Region 5. The VSGC will manage internship placements for this project using its established Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP).

If you are a STEM student interested in a cybersecurity-related internship (Note: Students are not required to be from Go Virginia Region 5), please apply via the Student link above. Request Information


CAE in Cyber Operations Summer Intern Program

The Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations Summer Intern Program (CAE-Cyber Ops Summer Intern Program) is the National Security Agency's (NSA) premier outreach program for students enrolled in the Cyber Operations specialization at NSA-designated universities. Selectees will be invited to participate in a 12-week summer program to gain knowledge of specific cyber-related topics and apply educational knowledge to address various real world mission-related technical challenges. Participants in the program will work on a broad range of problems involving applications of computer science and engineering. Learn More

Student Associations & Clubs

The Cyber Security Student Association is the first student cyber organization at ODU. It is a student-run organization that was established with the goal of increasing cyber awareness in the community.




Model ePortfolios

Below are the ePortfolios for some of our Cybersecurity students who have been recognized for their ability to effectively showcase their unique skills and knowledge. Click on the images or names below to check out the student ePortfolio samples.

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