Major & Minor

The Department of Writing Studies offers a BS in technical writing & communication and a minor in technical writing & communication.

As a technical writing & communication major, you will combine general technical communication coursework (40 credits) with classes in one of four sub-plan areas:

  • Information technology and design
  • Biological and health sciences
  • Legal discourse and public policy
  • Environmental science

These 15-credit sub-plans were created to help you prepare for career opportunities in specific fields.

The department also offers a way to supplement degrees outside of the Department of Writing Studies: a 16-credit minor in technical writing & communication . The minor has been crafted to complement your degree program through classes that build technical writing, editing, designing presentations and visuals, and other skills that transfer to today's fast-growing communication industries.