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    May 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional and Technical Communication, BA

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The Bachelor of Arts program 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.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in professional and technical communication.

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences degree requirements .

Major requirements




Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Other requirements

A minimum grade of C is required in all Technical Communication (TECM) courses counting toward the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Professional and Technical Communication.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all Technical Communication (TECM) courses is required for graduation.

For more information, see department advisor.

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