Adult and Organizational Development

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 Temple's Main Campus.

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.

Program Requirements

  • Complete all university requirements (Core or General Education);

  • 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 33 required credit hours in Adult and Organizational Development as described below.


Required Courses

Required Courses
Course Num Course Title CrH
AOD 1016 Introduction to Adult Learning and Training 3
AOD 1166 Interpersonal Communication through the Life Span 3
AOD 2176 Team Process in Education 3
AOD 2201 Research Methods in Applied Communication 3
AOD 2214 Conflict and Communication 3
AOD 2215 Mediation: Principles and Practice 3
AOD 3316 Negotiation Processes 3
AOD 3376 Facilitating Group Decision-Making 3
AOD 3396 Organizational Communication (WI) 3
AOD 4016 Advanced Adult Learning and Training 3
AOD 4396 Field Research: Practice in Professional Settings (WI)
(complete during final semester prior to graduation)


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Admission to the Temple University is a competitive process.  For complete details on how to apply to Temple, please visit Undergraduate Admissions.