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HOD Undergraduate Major

The Human and Organizational Development (HOD) major is designed to prepare you for a successful career focused on finding solutions to human problems in organizations and communities. The HOD philosophy emphasizes the importance of connecting academic knowledge and theories to personal and professional practice.

HOD undergraduate core requirements offer an applied liberal arts education that will endow you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a people-oriented organizational role. These skills include:

  • effective written and oral presentation
  • data-driven decision analysis
  • proficiency in using technology toward the goal of aiding organizations
  • interpersonal communication and collaborative work behaviors
  • group leadership, organizational development, management, and training

In your sophomore year, you will declare one of five tracks in accordance with your general career focus. In your senior year, you will complete a semester-long, full-time internship.

Peabody Undergraduate Handbook 2014

Peabody Undergraduate Handbook 2013

Peabody Undergraduate Handbook 2012

HOD Undergraduate Handbook 2011

For additional information, contact:
The Department of Human and Organizational Development
Peabody # 90
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37203-5721
lynn.westrom@vanderbilt.edu
Telephone: 615-322-6881
Fax: 615-343-2661

The HOD undergraduate office is located in Room 203 of the Mayborn Building.


 
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