Oct 19, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Technical Communication, B.S.


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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-7202

Program Description

Technical communicators work between subject-matter experts and real-world users to make complex ideas clear, easy to understand, and usable. Students in the BS in Technical Communication program are creative, technically adept problem-solvers who feel comfortable working in multiple media, possess strong communication skills, and are open to continually learning new technologies and subject-matter knowledge. BSTC students take classes in technical writing, research methods, website development, usability, instructional design, and visual information design. Hands-on experience in class, combined with a strong theoretical background, allows students to land highly desired jobs as technical communicators, user experience (UX) designers, information architects, information designers, instructional designers, and more. 

Admissions Requirements

This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions  section of the catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.

Program of Study

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements.  

Major Requirements (39 Credit Hours)


Upper-Division Electives (9 Credit Hours)


Select 9 hours of upper division course work (3000 - 4000 level) inside or outside of the Technical Communication Major passing with a C or better. These hours do not have to be taken in a single discipline, but should relate to a particular interest or career goal. Completion of a Formal Minor or Certificate Program would also satisfy the Related Studies requirement.

Recommended Minors Include: Crisis Preparedness, Foreign Languages (French, Spanish, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese), Linguistics, Medical Sociology, Professional Writing, Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Software Engineering.

Recommended Certificates: Health Information Technology, Diversity and Community Engagement, Gender and the Workplace, Political Communication, Leadership Studies.

Recommended Classes: COM 3320 Health Communication , ORGC 4440 Leadership Communication , LING 3050 Sociolinguistics , GWST 3060 Gender in the Workplace .

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)


Select 12 hours of courses in the university curriculum. This includes any course (1000 - 4000) in the university curriculum (including Technical Communication) passing with a D or better.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


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