Nov 18, 2019
The Bachelor of Science 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.
The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Science with a major in professional and technical communication.
A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the University Core Curriculum in the Academics section of this catalog.
Foundation Courses (12 hours)
Technical Communication Core Courses (12 hours)
Research Methods (6 hours)
Additional Courses (6 hours)
Six additional hours in Technical Communication (TECM) at the 3000 or 4000 level.
Other Course Requirements
Foreign Language Requirement Options
Complete one of the following course groups (2 courses in total) to substitute for the foreign language requirement of the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences degree requirement.
Group 1: Computer Science
Complete any two CSCE courses with a grade of C or higher
Group 2: Business Computing
Complete BCIS 2610: Business Computing and BCIS 3630: Object Oriented Programming for Business with a grade of C or higher
Group 3: Data Analysis
Complete DSCI 2710: Data Analysis with Spreadsheets and DSCI 3710: Business Statistics with Spreadsheets with a grade of C or higher.
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.
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.