Through Arizona State University's online Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication, you will learn how to produce, design and manage information, using both traditional and developing technologies. Technical communication is applied workplace communication that makes technical information understandable and available to many audiences.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Class number may be less for transfer students.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

The BS in Technical Communication is the only undergraduate technical communication degree program available in the state of Arizona. The curriculum brings together information, writing, multimedia, and communication technology, and includes courses such as Principles of Visual Communication, Principles of Writing with Technology, Writing for Professional Publication and Proposal Writing.

Throughout the degree program you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge, including how to: collaborate with colleagues and other professionals, respond to the needs of specific audiences, use standard tools for accessing, retrieving and evaluating information, use conventions of format and structure in documents, develop flexible strategies for drafting, revising, editing and proof-reading, and apply appropriate standards, laws, policies and accepted practices for the use of a variety of technologies.

Students have the option to choose a concentration:

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  • A top producer of world’s elite scholars
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Calendar

Next Start Date:

01/13/2020
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Faculty

Arizona State University’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts faculty members are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of the college’s faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements, including the following national honors and awards:

  • Fulbright Scholars
  • American Educational Research Association fellows
  • Distinguished Leader for Women in Psychology Leadership Award
  • American Psychological Association fellows
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Society for the Promotion of Psychotherapeutic Science Section
  • Leona Tyler Award for Lifetime Distinguished Contribution to Counseling Psychology
  • Arizona Psychological Association, Faculty of the Year Award
  • Ellen Nold Award for best article in the field of computers and composition studies
  • Council of Writing Program Administrators, Best Book Award

Program Summary

Total Hours:

120

Upper Division Hours:

45

Major GPA:

2.0

Cumulative GPA:

2.0

Total Hours at ASU:

30

Related Careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Example Careers

Technical communication graduates are prepared for careers in:

  • Communication Educator
  • Copywriters
  • Editors
  • Media and Communication Workers
  • Public Relations Specialists

Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.

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