B.A. in Human and Organizational Development

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Two Modality Options:  In-Person & Fully Online Completion Program

For Fall  2023, rising Juniors and Seniors and returning adult learners are invited to apply for our new fully online completion program for the B.A. in Human and Organizational Development.  If you have an Associate’s or equivalent degree, or 60 general education credits, you are eligible for this online 2-year completion program.

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Educational Psychology Ph. D. Program: Information Session

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:

  • Coordinator, Training and Learning Development
  • Learning and Development Specialist
  • Training Specialist
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Instructional Systems Design Specialist

Program Highlights

  • Offers electives in several areas, including Business, allowing students to explore interdisciplinary areas of interest
  • Provides 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
    • Healthcare
  • Equips students with project management skills, which are much needed in organizations today.

Practical Experience

  • 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.
  • The program offers students internship experience in fields of interest
  • The program also provides a multicultural look at learning and development globally through coursework and an optional study abroad program.

If you have a desire to work with adults in the workplace through learning and development, this may be the right program for you!



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. 18 (regular decision - deadline extended); spring, Nov. 1.




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.

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Jada Wright, M.Ed.

Contact Jada Wright if you are a prospective student.

Karen Meister, M.S.