Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

  • All students must complete Temple University's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple University (including transfer students). The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are AOD 3396 and AOD 4396.

College Requirements

Refer to the College Requirements for specific information.

Program Requirements

  • Students must complete 33 credit hours in the major.
  • All courses in the major must be passed with a grade of "C-" or better; students must earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Complete the following course requirements in Adult and Organizational Development:
Required Courses
AOD 1016Introduction to Adult Learning and Training3
AOD 1166Interpersonal Communication through the Life Span3
AOD 2176Team Process in Education3
AOD 2201Research Methods in Applied Communication3
AOD 2214Conflict and Communication3
AOD 2215Mediation: Principles and Practice3
AOD 3316Negotiation Processes3
AOD 3376Facilitating Group Decision-Making3
AOD 3396Organizational Communication (WI)3
AOD 4016Advanced Adult Learning and Training3
AOD 4396Field Research: Practice in Professional Settings (WI)3
Total Credit Hours33

AOD strives to be a flexible and dynamic program that accommodates students transitioning in from other majors. AOD courses are offered both at Main campus and at Ambler. Although flexible, a minimum of three semesters is necessary to complete the AOD B.A. degree requirements. We strongly advise that no more than two other AOD courses be taken along with AOD 4396 Field Research: Practice in Professional Settings, the "capstone" course that is completed during the final semester prior to graduation. This capstone course requires the reflection on and application of AOD principles gained in prior courses.

Clearance Requirements

Students enrolled in courses that require fieldwork or internships must submit updated child abuse, criminal and drug clearances every year. Learn more about submitting clearance requirements.