Online Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication - User Experience

Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in technical communication with an interdisciplinary user experience (UX) concentration can establish your abilities in a fast-growing field. Earning a UX degree prepares you to develop interdisciplinary knowledge around UX design and development, while building a foundation in communication and learning applied skills.

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Next start date: 06/30/2021


Total classes: 6

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is user experience and UX communication?

UX refers to the interactions between individuals and systems. Specifically, it involves:

  • Efforts made to optimize user platforms.
  • How users interface with services and products.
  • The user’s perception of qualities like ease of use.

As a professional path, UX centers on a mix of creativity and problem solving. It doesn’t necessarily require a high level of technical skill or computer science knowledge. The driving force of this field is creating meaningful and positive experiences with users through thoughtful design.

UX communication involves the sharing of relevant and easily understood information through UX. Communication is a key factor in the UX design process, as professionals need to effectively share their research findings with colleagues, leaders and other stakeholders. Earning an online UX degree means equipping yourself with the tools needed to communicate successfully and develop effective design, making interactions between users and systems more positive, productive and predictable.

What jobs hire UX degree graduates?

 

With a UX degree, you can compete for many roles related to user experience. Relevant positions involve UX research, user-centered design, interaction design, usability analysis and more. While individual titles can vary significantly, there are many career paths across the public, private and nonprofit sectors to pursue.

Is UX an in-demand field?

 

The concept of UX will continue to grow more relevant as technology advances. People have increasingly close relationships with technology in their home and work lives. This means there will continue to be a need for professionals with UX knowledge as the use of digital tools, services and platforms grows. It’s important to note that UX can apply to both physical and digital systems, and experts are needed for all types of UX design and communication.

Online UX degree courses

A user experience bachelor’s degree emphasizes technical communication, while incorporating relevant context from fields like human systems engineering and graphic information technology. The result is a well-rounded curriculum that provides a foundation in UX concepts and their execution. Featured courses include:


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


HSE 325: Human-Computer Interaction


TWC 444: User Experience


What can I do with a UX degree?

After completing a UX degree, you can choose to follow a variety of career paths. Many industries need professionals who can carry out vital tasks like gathering user information, analyzing data and communicating research findings. Some career examples include:

Computer Software Quality Engineer


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Salary:

Document Management Specialist


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Salary:

Editor


Growth: -1.4 %
Salary: $58,770

Graphic Artist


Growth: -14.0 %
Salary: $42,350

Human Factors Engineer


Growth: 9.7 %
Salary: $85,880

IT Project Manager


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Salary:

Politician


Growth: 7.1 %
Salary: $25,630

SEO Specialist


Growth: 23.2 %
Salary: $63,230

Technical Writer


Growth: 11.0 %
Salary: $70,930

Leaders in interdisciplinary education

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields. 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.

Leaders in interdisciplinary education

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields. 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.

UX degree 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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. 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 gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. 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.

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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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