Online Technical Communication Degree (BS)

Through Arizona State University's online Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication, you will learn how to produce, design and manage information, using both traditional and developing technologies. Technical communication is applied workplace communication that makes technical information understandable and available to many audiences.
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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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The BS in Technical Communication is the only undergraduate technical communication degree program available in the state of Arizona. The curriculum brings together information, writing, multimedia, and communication technology, and includes courses such as Principles of Visual Communication, Principles of Writing with Technology, Writing for Professional Publication and Proposal Writing.

Throughout the degree program you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge, including how to: collaborate with colleagues and other professionals, respond to the needs of specific audiences, use standard tools for accessing, retrieving and evaluating information, use conventions of format and structure in documents, develop flexible strategies for drafting, revising, editing and proof-reading, and apply appropriate standards, laws, policies and accepted practices for the use of a variety of technologies.

Students have the option to choose a concentration: User experience.

Featured courses


TWC 301: Fundamentals of Writing for Digital Media (L)


TWC 431: Principles of Technical Editing


TWC 411: Principles of Visual Communication (L)


TWC 490: Capstone


TWC 401: Fundamentals of Technical Communication (L)


TWC 421: Principles of Web Authoring (L)


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Copy Writer


Growth: 7.6 %
Salary: $61,820

Document Management Specialist


Growth: 9.3 %
Salary: $88,510

Editor


Growth: -1.4 %
Salary: $58,770

Graphic Artist


Growth: -14 %
Salary: $42,350

Instructional Specialist


Growth: 10.5 %
Salary: $63,750

SEO Specialist


Growth: 9.3 %
Salary: $88,510

Technical Writer


Growth: 11 %
Salary: $70,930

Web Developer


Growth: 15 %
Salary: $67,990

Prestigious faculty

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

Prestigious faculty

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

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).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. 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 earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. 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.

Accolades

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

#1


in innovation for 5 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor's programs. 

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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