Bachelor of Arts in Adult & Organizational Development

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. Students transferring into AOD in their senior year are not guaranteed to finish the degree in two semesters. We strongly advise that no more than two other AOD courses be taken along with the Field Research: Practice in Professional Settings "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.

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Arts in Adult & Organizational Development

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
AOD 1016Introduction to Adult Learning and Training3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
AOD 1166Interpersonal Communication through the Life Span3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
AOD 2201Research Methods in Applied Communication3
AOD 2215Mediation: Principles and Practice3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
AOD 2176Team Process in Education3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
GenEd Breadth Course3
AOD 2214Conflict and Communication3
AOD 3316Negotiation Processes3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
AOD 3376Facilitating Group Decision-Making3
AOD 3396Organizational Communication [WI]3
Elective3
Elective4
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
AOD 4016Advanced Adult Learning and Training3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective4
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
AOD 4396Field Research: Practice in Professional Settings [WI]3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 124
AOD Electives
AOD 2115Conflict Resolution in Education3
AOD 2117Nonverbal Communication3
AOD 2218Leadership and Communication3
AOD 2307Interaction Analysis3
AOD 4376Innovation and Mission-Driven Organizations3
AOD 4382Independent Study1 to 3
AOD 4385Internship in AOD/Applied Communication3