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HOD Undergraduate Major

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HOD has moved to the Sony Building 

1400 18th Avenue South
4th Floor
Nashville, TN   37212 

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.

Documents and Forms for Download (including the 2018-2019 Peabody Undergraduate Handbook)


For additional information, contact:

The Department of Human and Organizational Development
Peabody # 90
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37203-5721

Vicki Scalf
vicki.scalf@vanderbilt.edu
Telephone: 615-322-6881
Fax: 615-343-2661