Adult & Organizational Development
Bachelor's Degree Program (B.A.)
Temple University's undergraduate program in Adult and Organizational Development prepares students for careers in the field of adult and organizational development.
Coursework in this academic major gives students the communication skills and analytical abilities to: design adult training programs, conduct organizational interventions, develop change management processes, conduct effective team development programs, facilitate group decision making, manage interpersonal conflict and design dispute resolution systems. The program can be completed at either Main campus or Temple University at Ambler.
Graduates of the program are prepared to begin adult education careers as trainers, performance assessment specialists, managers, group and organizational consultants, mediators, negotiators, and learning and development specialists. These professionals are needed in a diverse range of settings, including for-profit and non-profit organizations, educational institutions, governmental agencies and community organizations.
- Complete all university requirements (Core or General Education) as specified by the College of Education
- Complete the 33 required credit hours in Adult and Organizational Development as described below.
Students must complete the following two courses with at minimum grade of "C" to be admitted to the Adult and Organizational Development major:
- AOD1016: Introduction to Adult Learning and Training
- AOD 1166: Interpersonal Communication Through the Lifespan
- AOD 2115: Conflict Resolution in Education
- AOD 2176: Team Process in Education
- AOD 2201: Research Methods
- AOD 2214: Conflict and Communication
- AOD 2215: Mediation: Principles and Practice
- AOD 3316: Negotiation Processes
- AOD 3376: Facilitating Group Decision-Making
- AOD 3396: Organizational Communication
- AOD 4396: Field Research: Practice in Professional Settings (complete during final semester prior to graduation)
- AOD 2117: Nonverbal Communication
- AOD 2218: Leadership and Communication
- AOD 2307: Interaction Analysis
- AOD 4382: Independent Study
- AOD 4385: Internship in AOD
Admission to the Temple University is a competitive process in which your availability, aptitude and potential are assessed. For complete details on how to apply to Temple University for your undergraduate program, please visit: Undergraduate Admissions.