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Bachelor of Arts in Human and Organizational Development

Bachelor of Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University

The B.A. in Human and Organizational Development prepares students for a broad range of positions including as human resource development professionals, organizational and employee development professionals, instructional designers or talent development professionals. The program focuses on providing students with the knowledge and skills to plan and develop learning programs and interventions for adult learners using sound pedagogy for teaching adults in a variety of organizational settings. Students will learn to assess and evaluate adult learning and learn to adapt instructional programs based on the needs of the learners as well as the organization. Through comprehensive learning and development experiences in both class settings and a required internship, students will gain an understanding of working with diverse groups of learners. The program will provide opportunities for students to learn skills in developing programs for adult learning and practice them in a professional setting. Graduates of the program will be highly trained professionals capable of planning, developing and evaluating programs for adult learners both in-person and through online delivery formats.


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Delivery Mode
In-Person
Delivery Mode
Online
Delivery Mode
Hybrid

Program Credit Requirements
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Applicable Admissions Agreements
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Institution Name Type Title
Wytheville Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Western Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Highlands Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Tidewater Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Thomas Nelson Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Southwest Virginia Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Southside Virginia Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Rappahannock Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Piedmont Virginia Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Paul D. Camp Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Patrick & Henry Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Northern Virginia Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
New River Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Mountain Empire Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Lord Fairfax Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
John Tyler Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Germanna Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Eastern Shore Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Danville Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Central Virginia Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Blue Ridge Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University

You can view the full text of these Agreements in the Resource Center

Key Program Guidance
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Transfer Student Aid
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Number of Transfer Students
2127.0
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Percent of Transfer Students
VCU prefers transfer applicants with a cumulative college GPA of a 2.5 or higher who are in good standing with their ...see moreVCU prefers transfer applicants with a cumulative college GPA of a 2.5 or higher who are in good standing with their previous institution. Some degree programs like Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Engineering have more competitive GPA requirements. Admission to programs in VCU Arts is also based on an evaluation of additional application materials and may be more competitive. Transfer applicants with fewer than 30 earned semester hours will also be reviewed based on their high school GPA.
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year is determined by the student's first semester of attendance at VCU.
What is The Impact of Work I Have Already Completed?
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Students who earn an Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts & Sciences, Associate of Science, or General Education Certificate from the Virginia Community College System or Richard Bland College may be eligible to participate in the Guaranteed Admission Agreement. Students with one of these degrees may also be eligible to have the majority of their general education requirements waived.

Students who have earned an Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts & Sciences, or Associate of Science degree or the General Education Certificate before enrolling at VCU will have their General Education requirements waived.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with HS Students who have earned an Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts & Sciences, or Associate of Science degree or the General Education Certificate before enrolling at VCU will have their General Education requirements waived.
Credit for Prior Learning http://bulletin.vcu.edu/undergraduate/undergraduate-study/admission-university/additional-sources-of-credit/
Is This Degree Right For Me?
Is This College Right For Me? VCU is a large, research-driven institution nestled on two campuses in downtown Richmond, Virginia, offering a vast array of degree programs from arts to dental hygiene to engineering to education. VCU students have access to hundreds of student organizations, which is a great way to connect with others whether or not you choose to live in one of our many on-campus residence halls. Take advantage of VCU's location with access to the James River and its park system, internship and job opportunities, community engagement, and interstates to travel to the beach, the mountains, and Washington, D.C..
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

Course Recommendations: Courses equvialent to VCU SOCY 101 Intro to Sociology; INFO 160 Digital Literacy: Computer Concepts, Internet, Digital Devices; PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology; UNIV 200 Inquiry and the Craft of Argument; ECON 203 Introduction to Economics; and MASC 151 Global Communications or WRLD 203 Cultural Texts and Contexts.

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Virginia Commonwealth University within your first year via College Connect
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions https://www.vcu.edu/admissions/apply/transfer/
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Virginia Commonwealth University
Transfer Statistics
Number of Transfer Students 2127
Percent of Accepted Transfer Students

VCU prefers transfer applicants with a cumulative college GPA of a 2.5 or higher who are in good standing with their previous institution. Some degree programs like Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Engineering have more competitive GPA requirements. Admission to programs in VCU Arts is also based on an evaluation of additional application materials and may be more competitive. Transfer applicants with fewer than 30 earned semester hours will also be reviewed based on their high school GPA.

Do More With Your Degree
Program Successes & Highlights Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to design and deliver training and learning initiatives, lead organizations in creating effective learning programs, and assess the needs of learners to adapt programs to meet those needs. Possible roles include:
  • Coordinator, Training and Learning Development
  • Learning and Development Specialist
  • Training Specialist
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Instructional Systems Design Specialist
    Graduation Statistics for Major
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    Where Can This Degree Transfer
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    This Section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please check with the individual institutions for detailed advice.
    Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
    Northern Virginia Community CollegeBusiness Management, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
    Northern Virginia Community CollegeBusiness Administration, A.S.AssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
    Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in ManagementAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
    Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences in Business Administration - Spec in Business Information TechAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
    Rappahannock Community CollegeAAS Degree in Business ManagementAssociateAssociate in Applied Science2-Year
    Rappahannock Community CollegeAA&S Degree in Arts and Sciences - Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
    J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Management - Small Business Management SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
    J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
    Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in ManagementAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
    Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
    John Tyler Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Business ManagementAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
    John Tyler Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
    Lord Fairfax Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in ManagementAssociateAssociates of Applied Science2-Year
    Lord Fairfax Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences Degree in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociates of Arts & Science2-Year
    Southside Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences with a major in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
    Thomas Nelson Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
    Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - ManagementAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
    Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Science - Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
    Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Arts & Sciences2-Year
    New River Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences in General StudiesAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
    New River Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies-Computer Science SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
    Paul D. Camp Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences in Business Administration AssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
    Germanna Community CollegeAssociate in Arts & Sciences Degree in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
    Careers Where This Degree Applies
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    O*Net Code Name Description Parent
    13-1151.00Training and Development SpecialistsDesign or conduct work-related training and development programs to improve individual skills or organizational performance. May analyze organizational training needs or evaluate training effectiveness.Business and Financial Operations Occupations