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2021-2022

Human and Organizational Development, Bachelor of Arts

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: General Studies (John Tyler Community College)
John Tyler Community College
John Tyler 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

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: General Studies)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Attend Tyler Orientation.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend VCU’s annual 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 Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Review career services at John Tyler.
  • Understand how you will fund your education. Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways at VCU.
  • Use the career coach to take a career assessment.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
Experience Year 2
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA or HandsOnRVA.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the School of Education.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Tyler Orientation.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend VCU’s annual 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 Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Review career services at John Tyler.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Understand how you will fund your education. Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways at VCU.
  • Use the career coach to take a career assessment.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA or HandsOnRVA.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the School of Education.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Human and Organizational Development, Bachelor of Arts

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: General Studies)

John Tyler 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
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning MATH 131 3 General education
CST 100 or CST 110 Principles of Public Speaking or Introduction to Communication SPCH 121 3 Elective
History Select 1: HIS 111, 112, 121, 122 HIST 3 General education
Art Art elective (select 1): ART 101, ART 102, CST 130, CST 151, MUS 121, MUS 226 VCU equivalent 3 General education
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
MTH 245 Statistics I STAT 210 3 Elective
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology PSYC 101 3 Major (Ancillary)
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Major (Ancillary)
Select 1: REL 230, PLS 135, GEO 210, GEO 220, PLS 241, SOC 268 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Laboratory Science Laboratory science (select 1): BIO 101, CHM 101, CHM 111, ENV 121, PHY 101, PHY 201 VCU equivalent 4 General education
Foreign Language Foreign Language 101 or elective if placed higher than 101 level VCU equivalent 3 Elective
ENG Any 200-level ENG literature course (select 1) ENGL 3 General education
HLT 160 Personal Health and Fitness. Additional Course Options: BUS 100, ECO 201, ECO 202, ADJ 100, ENG 210, ENG 211. VCU equivalent 3 Elective
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology SOCY 101 3 Major (Ancillary)
Laboratory Science Laboratory science (select 1): BIO 101, BIO 102, ENV 121, CHM 101, CHM 112, PHY 101, PHY 202 VCU equivalent 4 General education
Foreign Language Foreign Language 102 or elective if placed higher than 102 level VCU equivalent 3 Elective
Transfer elective Foreign Language 201 VCU equivalent 3 Major (Ancillary)
Transfer elective ECO 150 Economic Essentials: Theory and Application ECON 2XX 3 Major (Ancillary)
John Tyler credits transferred to VCU 60
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
MASC 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 elective Open selectives 6 Elective
Credits completed at VCU 60
Bachelor's degree total 120