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    University of North Texas
    May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Technical Communication

Main Departmental Office
Auditorium Building, Room 317

Mail address:
1155 Union Circle #305298
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Fax: 940-369-8976

Undergraduate Advising Office
Auditorium Building, Room 305

Web site:

James David Meernik, Regents Professor and Chair


The field of technical communication focuses on making technical topics understandable and using technology to make information usable. The Department of Technical Communication emphasizes evidence-based approaches to preparing students with the technical communication skills required in modern workplaces: writing, designing, and coding. We offer graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates. Courses are taught by an internationally recognized faculty whose research is at the forefront of the field. Students have numerous leadership opportunities through teaching assistant positions for both undergraduate and graduate students, lab tutor positions in our TECM Lab, participation in our mentorship program partnership with the Society for Technical Communication (STC), and involvement in our student organization. We facilitate connections among faculty, students, and practitioners through client-sponsored course projects, internships, regular networking events, and our industry-led Advisory Board.

A degree in technical and professional communication prepares students for entry-level positions as technical writers/editors, content developers, or usability professionals, most commonly working on teams to create user guides, web content, and proposals in companies within the information technology, consulting, and healthcare industries. Texas employs more technical communicators than any other state except California, and the DFW metroplex employs the fourth most technical communicators among metropolitan areas in the United States. The number of employed technical communicators should increase 8% from 2018 to 2028, which is greater than the 5% increase expected for all occupations and the 4% for all media and communication workers (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019 edition). Our MA graduates enjoy a 100% placement rate.


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      Technical Communication