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2021-2022

Human and Organizational Development, Bachelor of Arts

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: General Studies (Reynolds Community College)
Reynolds Community College
Reynolds 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

Reynolds 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 Reynolds orientation (SOAR).
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes and use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Attend VCU's annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Learn about short-term semester or year-long study abroad options.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Browse careers related to human and organizational development through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college's iGrad's Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the career services offered at Community College and VCU and explore VCU's Career Pathways.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
Experience Year 2
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA or HandsOnRVA.
  • Learn about short-term semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Cafe, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Education related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people.
  • Consider who you would like to 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.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Reynolds orientation (SOAR).
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes and use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend VCU's annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Learn about short-term semester or year-long study abroad options.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to human and organizational development through the Virginia Wizard.
  • 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
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the career services offered at Community College and VCU and explore VCU's Career Pathways.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA or HandsOnRVA.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Cafe, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Education related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people.
  • Consider who you would like to 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.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Human and Organizational Development, Bachelor of Arts

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Science: General Studies)

Reynolds 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
ITE 115 Computer Literacy Elective INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Major (Ancillary)
CST 100 or CST 110 Principles of Public Speaking or Introduction to Communication SPCH 121 3 Elective
MTH 154 or MTH 161 Quantitative Reasoning or Precalculus I MATH 131 or MATH 141 3 General education
Laboratory Science Select 1: BIO 101, 107, CHM 101, GOL 105, or PHY 201 VCU equivalent 4 General education
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
Transfer elective Foreign language 101 VCU equivalent 3 to 4 Major
HLT/PED Health/Physical Education Elective VCU equivalent 1 Elective
History elective History elective HIST 3 General education
MTH 245 Statistics I STAT 210 3 Elective
Humanities/Fine Arts Any 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252, 253, 254 ENGL 3 General education
Social/Behavioral Science ECO 120 Survey of Economics ECON 203 3 Major (Ancillary)
Social/Behavioral Science PSY 200 Principles of Psychology PSYC 101 3 Major (Ancillary)
Transfer elective Foreign language 102 VCU equivalent 3 to 4 Major
Laboratory Science Select 1: BIO 101, 107, CHM 101, GOL 105, or PHY 201 VCU equivalent 4 General education
Transfer elective Foreign language 201 VCU equivalent 3 Major
Humanities/Fine Arts Any Humanities/Fine Arts VCU equivalent 3 General education
Transfer elective ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I ACCT 203 3 Major
Social/Behavioral Science SOC 200 Principles of Sociology SOCY 101 3 Major (Ancillary)
Transfer elective Transfer elective VCU equivalent 3 Elective
Reynolds credits transferred to VCU 61 to 63
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/INTL 151 or WRLD 203 Global Communications or Cultural Texts and Contexts 3 Major
Restricted electives: see VCU advisor for course options 12 Major
Open electives 7 to 9 Elective
Credits completed at VCU 57 to 59
Bachelor's degree total 120