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2021-2022

Human and Organizational Development, Bachelor of Arts

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Arts and Sciences: Liberal Arts (Germanna Community College)
Germanna Community College
Germanna Community College
Program description

The Bachelor of Arts in Human and Organizational Development is an interdisciplinary program combining the workplace learning and development aspect of human resource development with the area of organizational development, a discipline designed to help organizations develop a system that helps people work better within an organizational context. The program focuses on providing students the knowledge and skills to plan and develop learning programs and interventions for adult learners in a variety of organizations, including corporations, non-profits, education, as well as healthcare, while also relying on their solutions-based skills. Students will learn to evaluate and assess training and development programs, as well as assess learner needs and adapt programs to meet those needs. They will also learn project management skills, which are much needed in organizations today. The program is based on experiential learning, where students not only learn through classroom discussions and theory, but also practical, hands-on projects in the courses taught, and with organizations, as well as an internship experience. The program also provides a multicultural look at learning and development globally through coursework and an optional study abroad program.


Our program also has electives in several areas, including Business. Students may choose electives which will award them with a minor in Human Resource Management or General Business. See your advisor for information on how to complete these minors.

Career opportunities

The field of Adult Learning and Human and Organizational Development has only strengthened over the past few years with the increasing number of employers realizing that employee learning and development is key to organizational sustainability. The US Department of Labor estimates that the need for employees in the field of employee development and training is expected to be higher than the average growth in jobs overall. Graduates with the BA in Human and Organizational Development will be prepared to pursue entry level positions in corporations, non-profits, government, as well as higher education as training coordinators, training specialists, instructional design technologists, learning and development specialists, and associate training specialists.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Development Coordinator/Specialist
  • Development Trainee
  • Human Resource Development specialist/Coordinator
  • Instructional Design Specialist
  • Learning and Technology Specialist
  • Learning Specialist/Coordinator
  • Learning Strategist
  • Organizational Development Specialist
  • Trainer
  • Training and Development Coordinator
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Transfer Advising Request


Office of Admissions

Telephone: (804) 828-1222 or (800) 841-3638

Email: ugrad@vcu.edu


Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • Quantitative Foundations requirement only
Science required
  • Natural Sciences requirement only
Foreign language requirements
  • Yes
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.5+ cumulative GPA to declare

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2021-2022

Human and Organizational Development, Bachelor of Arts

Germanna Community College (Associate of Arts and Sciences: Liberal Arts)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU's Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to human and organizational development through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college's iGrad's Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
Experience Year 2
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Attend a talk or event sponsored by the School of Education.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Cafe, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Education-related events.
  • Learn about short-term semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Attend Career and Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career-related experience (e.g., job internships, organization involvement).
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about the REAL graduation requirement.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and use tutoring resources to get ahead.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU's Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to human and organizational development through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college's iGrad's Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Attend a talk or event sponsored by the School of Education.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Cafe, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Education-related events.
  • Learn about short-term semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Attend Career and Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career-related experience (e.g., job internships, organization involvement).
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about the REAL graduation requirement.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Human and Organizational Development, Bachelor of Arts

Germanna Community College (Associate of Arts and Sciences: Liberal Arts)

Germanna Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
SDV 100 College Success Skills UNIV 101 1 Elective
ENG 111 College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement. UNIV 111-112 3 General education
HIS Western Civilization or World History (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112 HIST 3 General education
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning MATH 131 3 General education
Foreign Language Foreign Language (101-level) VCU equivalent 3 to 4 Elective
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
MTH 155 Statistical Reasoning STAT 208 3 General education
HIS U.S. History (select 1): HIS 121, 122 HIST 3 General education
Social Science PSY 200 Principles of Psychology PSYC 101 3 Major (Ancillary)
Foreign Language Foreign Language (102-level) VCU equivalent 3 to 4 Elective
ENG Any 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252 ENGL 3 General education
Humanities Humanities elective (select 1): ART 101, 102, HUM 100, MUS 121, PHI 101, REL 231 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Lab science Laboratory Science: BIO 101, CHM 101, GOL 105, PHY 201 VCU equivalent 4 General education
Foreign language Foreign Language (201-level) VCU equivalent 3 Major (Ancillary)
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Major (Ancillary)
CST 100 Public Speaking (or CST 110 or CST 126) SPCH 121 3 Elective
Humanities Humanities elective (select 1): ART 101, 102, HUM 100, MUS 121, PHI 101, REL 231 or additional ENG literature class VCU equivalent 3 General education
Lab science Laboratory Science: BIO 101, 102, CHM 101, 102, GOL 105, 106, PHY 201, 202. VCU equivalent 4 General education
Foreign Language Foreign Language (202-level) VCU equivalent 3 Major (Ancillary)
Social Science SOC 200 Principles of Sociology SOCY 101 3 Major (Ancillary)
Germanna CC credits transferred to VCU 60 to 62
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
ADLT 300 Introduction to Human and Organizational Development 3 Major
ADLT 301 Adult Learning Theory and Practice 3 Major
ADLT 302 Basics of Instructional Design for Adult Learners 3 Major
ADLT 303 Facilitation Skills for Human and Organizational Development 2 Major
ADLT 304 Designing Online Learning for Adult Learners 3 Major
ADLT 400 Developing Intercultural Competencies in the Workplace: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity 3 Major
ADLT 401 Organizational Development and Change 3 Major
ADLT 404 Team Learning and Development 3 Major
ADLT 405 Project Management in Learning and Development 3 Major
ADLT 406 Consulting Skills in Adult Learning Environments 3 Major
ADLT 490 Internship in Human and Organizational Development 3 Major
EDUS 300 School and Society 3 Major
ECON 203 Introduction to Economics 3 Major (Ancillary)
MASC/INTL 151 or WRLD 203 Global Communications or Cultural Texts and Contexts 3 Major (Ancillary)
Restricted electives (Select 15 credits; see VCU advisor for course options) 15 Major
Open electives 4 to 6 Elective
Minimum number of credits completed at VCU 58 to 60
Bachelor's degree total 120