Bachelor of Arts in Human and Organizational DevelopmentBachelor 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.
Program Credit Requirements
If you wish to see how your credits may apply, you can:
- Contact the institution where a staff member can help you map your credits to the requirements for this program.
- View the program requirements listed in the institution's catalog.
Applicable Admissions Agreements
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Key Program Guidance
|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.
|Applying for Guaranteed Admissions||https://www.vcu.edu/admissions/apply/transfer/|
|Did You Know That...||
|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:
|Graduation Statistics for Major|
|Are There Other Program Requirements?|
Where Can This Degree Transfer
|Institution||Title||Degree||Award Name||Award Level|
|Northern Virginia Community College||Business Management, A.A.S.||Associate||Associate of Applied Science||2-Year|
|Northern Virginia Community College||Business Administration, A.S.||Associate||Associate of Science||2-Year|
|Virginia Highlands Community College||Associate in Applied Science Degree in Management||Associate||Associate of Applied Science||2-Year|
|Virginia Highlands Community College||Associate of Arts & Sciences in Business Administration - Spec in Business Information Tech||Associate||Associate of Arts and Sciences||2-Year|
|Rappahannock Community College||AAS Degree in Business Management||Associate||Associate in Applied Science||2-Year|
|Rappahannock Community College||AA&S Degree in Arts and Sciences - Business Administration||Associate||Associate of Arts and Sciences||2-Year|
|J Sargeant Reynolds Community College||Associate of Applied Science in Management - Small Business Management Specialization||Associate||Associate of Applied Science||2-Year|
|J Sargeant Reynolds Community College||Associate of Science in Business Administration||Associate||Associate of Science||2-Year|
|Virginia Western Community College||Associate of Applied Science Degree in Management||Associate||Associate of Applied Science||2-Year|
|Virginia Western Community College||Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration||Associate||Associate of Science||2-Year|
|John Tyler Community College||Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Management||Associate||Associate of Applied Science||2-Year|
|John Tyler Community College||Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration||Associate||Associate of Science||2-Year|
|Lord Fairfax Community College||Associate of Applied Science Degree in Management||Associate||Associates of Applied Science||2-Year|
|Lord Fairfax Community College||Associate of Arts & Sciences Degree in Business Administration||Associate||Associates of Arts & Science||2-Year|
|Southside Virginia Community College||Associate of Arts and Sciences with a major in Business Administration||Associate||Associate of Arts and Sciences||2-Year|
|Thomas Nelson Community College||Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration||Associate||Associate of Science||2-Year|
|Tidewater Community College||Associate of Applied Science - Management||Associate||Associate of Applied Science||2-Year|
|Tidewater Community College||Associate of Science - Business Administration||Associate||Associate of Science||2-Year|
|Wytheville Community College||Associate of Arts & Sciences in Business Administration||Associate||Associate of Arts & Sciences||2-Year|
|New River Community College||Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies||Associate||Associate of Arts and Sciences||2-Year|
|New River Community College||Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies-Computer Science Specialization||Associate||Associate of Arts and Sciences||2-Year|
|Paul D. Camp Community College||Associate of Arts & Sciences in Business Administration||Associate||Associate of Arts and Sciences||2-Year|
|Germanna Community College||Associate in Arts & Sciences Degree in Business Administration||Associate||Associate of Arts and Sciences||2-Year|
Careers Where This Degree Applies
|13-1151.00||Training and Development Specialists||Design 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|