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    Nov 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Professional and Technical Communication, BS

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.

Degree requirements

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

General Requirements

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 and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences degree requirements  (excluding foreign language).

Major Requirements

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  and BCIS 3630  with a grade of C or higher

Group 3: Data Analysis

Complete DSCI 2710  and DSCI 3710  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.

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.