The B.S. in Technical Communication prepares students for successful careers involving scientific, technical and computer-related communication.
Today’s technical communicators are professionals with strong backgrounds in technology, communication and design. Their work goes beyond writing documents and involves organizing, managing, communicating and facilitating technical and non-technical information in a range of fields and media.
Technical communicators develop and design websites, explain science and technology to the public, develop print and multimedia materials, develop information management systems, design and deliver corporate training, and develop support systems for consumer products ranging from software for word processing or personal finances to complex data management systems.
The Society for Technical Communication is the world’s largest and oldest professional association dedicated to the advancement of the field of technical communication. The Society’s members span the field of the technical communication profession from students and academics to practitioners and managers. Our members represent every industry segment and many countries around the globe. For more information, visit www.stc.org.
Technical Communication (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)
|ACT 102||Introduction to Web Page Development||3|
|ENG 302||Modern English Grammar||3|
|ETC 200||Introduction to Technical Communication||3|
|ETC 210||Introduction to Digital Humanities||3|
|ETC 316||Internship in Technical Communication||2|
|ETC 340||Content and Design for Technical Communication||3|
|ETC 401||Senior Portfolio||1|
|ETC 408||Technical Editing||3|
|ETC 420||Technical Documentation||3|
|ETC 421||Research and Practice in Technical Communication||3|
|ETC 424||Instructional Design||3|
|JOU 202||Reporting for the Media||3|
|JOU 204||Introduction to Broadcast Journalism and Production||3|
|or JOU 328||Multimedia Storytelling|
|SPA 100||Elementary Spanish I||3|
|or GER 100||Elementary German I|
|or FRE 100||Elementary French I|
|or CHI 100||Elementary Chinese I|
|SPA 101||Elementary Spanish II||3|
|or GER 101||Elementary German II|
|or FRE 101||Elementary French II|
|or CHI 101||Elementary Chinese II|
|SPA 200||Intermediate Spanish I||3|
|or GER 200||Intermediate German I|
|or FRE 200||Intermediate French I|
|or CHI 200||Intermediate Chinese I|
|Select 6 hours of electives from the following:||6|
|Introduction to Creative Writing|
|Creative Writing: Prose|
or ENG 386
|Creative Writing: Poetry|
|Introduction to Digital Photography|
|Web Content and Design|
|Media Law and Ethics|
|Intermediate Spanish II|
or GER 201
|Intermediate German II|
or FRE 201
|Intermediate French II|
or CHI 201
|Intermediate Chinese II|
- Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses. Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
- Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.