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Program Description

The BS in technical communication is the only undergraduate technical communication degree program available in the state of Arizona. Technical communication is applied workplace communication that makes technical information understandable and available to many audiences. In the technical communication program, students learn how to produce, design and manage information using traditional and developing technologies.

Those interested in the Technical Communication online program may visit the ASU Online website for more information.

Additional program fee: N
Second language requirement: N
Minimum math requirement: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
Career Opportunities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the need for writers and editors will increase by 25 percent during the next five years. Software and electronics companies, media corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, nonprofits and other areas will see an increased demand for writers. Students in the program will prepare for careers as:

  • advertising and promotions managers
  • communications teachers, postsecondary
  • copy writers
  • correspondence clerks
  • court clerks
  • desktop publishers
  • editors
  • media and communication workers
  • proofreaders and copy markers
  • public relations specialists
  • reporters and correspondents
  • technical writers
  • writers and authors

Example Careers: Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to the following:

Career*growth*median salary
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary15.12%$$62,180
Computer User Support SpecialistsBright OutlookBright Outlook14.81%$$46,420
Copy Writers$$55,940
Desktop Publishers$$37,040
Public Relations SpecialistsBright OutlookBright OutlookGreen OutlookGreen$$54,170
Reporters and CorrespondentsGreen OutlookGreen18.18%$$35,870
Technical Writers$$65,500
Web Developers$$62,500

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

Contact Information
School of Letters and Sciences | WANER 101 | 480-727-1526