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The B.A. in Human and Organizational Development prepares undergraduate students to pursue entry-level positions in organizations as human resource development professionals, corporate training and development, training specialists, learning and development professionals, talent development specialists, and instructional designers. The need for employees in the field of employee development and training is expected to be higher than the average growth in jobs overall. As we enter the era of the digital organization, more and more companies are looking for individuals with the ability to design and manage online training and development programs.
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:
If you have a desire to work with adults in the workplace through learning and development, this may be the right program for you!
VCU BULLETIN INFO
How to apply: Choose your application type (transfer, freshman, or international)
Semester of entry: Fall, spring
Application deadlines for transfers: Fall, Mar. 15 (preferred); spring, Nov. 1. Rolling admissions all year for all terms.
Application deadlines for freshmen: Fall, Nov. 1 (scholarship consideration), Jan. 15 (regular decision); spring, Nov. 1.
- Freshman requirements
- Transfer requirements
- International students
- Common application (freshmen)/VCU application (transfer applicants)
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The School of Education (SOE) degree programs that lead to professional licensure are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for professional licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia as outlined by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). The SOE has determined that the curriculum includes applicable educational prerequisites for the following professional licensure(s) and/or certification(s) as outlined on this page of our website.
Providing learning and development opportunities for adults in the workplace is very different from K-12 education. This master's program provides its graduates with the knowledge and skills to be major contributors to organizations, whether in human resource development or as instructional designers.
Contact Dr. Lenhardt if you are a prospective student.