Online Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication - User Experience

The interdisciplinary user experience (UX) concentration of the online Bachelor of Science in technical communication provides technical communication majors with a conceptual understanding and applied skills in gathering user information, analyzing data and communicating research findings to stakeholders.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 6

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 18

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The field of user experience (UX) is growing rapidly, and there are many opportunities for Technical Communication graduates who have some expertise in UX, including jobs in UX research, user-centered design, information design, interaction design, information architecture, content strategy, and usability analysis. Technical Communication majors are well-positioned for many of these roles, because the major helps students hone their abilities to craft clear and compelling messages; collaborate with users, clients, and technical personnel; and lead teams—all abilities that are central to UX work.

The online UX concentration will complement the Technical Communication major by providing students with an interdisciplinary foundation in communication, research, and design that is essential to the rapidly growing area of UX. The concentration provides students with a conceptual understanding and applied skills in gathering user information, analyzing data, and communicating research findings to stakeholders. Although the concentration’s “home” and primary focus is technical communication, it includes courses from human systems engineering (HSE) and graphic information technology (GIT) in order to provide students with the interdisciplinary perspective and skills needed for UX work.

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Featured courses


TWC 301: Fundamentals of Writing for Digital Media (L)


TWC 401: Fundamentals of Technical Communication (L)


TWC 411: Principles of Visual Communication (L)


TWC 421: Principles of Web Authoring (L)


TWC 431: Principles of Technical Editing


TWC 490: Capstone


GIT 340: Information Design and Usability


TWC 444: User Experience


Related careers

The BS in Technical Communication (User Experience) prepares students for careers in:

Computer Software Quality Engineer


Growth: 9.3 %
Salary: $88,510

Document Management Specialist


Growth: 9.3 %
Salary: $88,510

Editor


Growth: -1.4 %
Salary: $58,770

Graphic Artist


Growth: -14 %
Salary: $42,350

Human Factors Engineer


Growth: 9.7 %
Salary: $85,880

IT Project Manager


Growth: 9.3 %
Salary: $88,510

Politician


Growth: 7.1 %
Salary: $25,630

SEO Specialist


Growth: 9.3 %
Salary: $88,510

Technical Writer


Growth: 11 %
Salary: $70,930

Prestigious faculty

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing. 

Prestigious faculty

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing. 

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

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You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

University achievements

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report. 

#1


in innovation for 5 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor's programs. 

Top 10%


best global universities. 

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.

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