About The Major

Advances in technology increase the need to communicate complex technical information effectively to a variety of audiences and users. Technical communicators create a range of materials, from user manuals, training guides and business reports to websites and online help pages. The Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Communication provides theory, methods and skills needed to design, develop and edit scientific technical and business materials. The program offers applied industry projects and internships and includes optional tracks such as international dimensions, usability or healthcare.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: excellent reading and writing skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, technical skills, knowledge of graphical design and publishing software, and detail orientation.

Complimenting Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Technical report writing
  • Technical & scientific editing
  • Project management
  • Visual technical communication
  • Website design
  • Written communication in science & industry


Possible Careers

  • Technical writer/communicator
  • Technical editor
  • Multimedia content developer
  • Technical trainer
  • Web designer
  • Information architect
  • User experience designer/practitioner

Where could I work?

  • Avalon Group
  • Conduent
  • CSpring
  • Engaging Solutions
  • Experis
  • Xiber, LLC

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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