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.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

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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Next Start Date:

10/16/2019
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Program Summary

Total Hours:

18

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