Technical/Professional Communications Minor
Why Study Technical/Professional Communications
Students completing the Technical/Professional Communications Minor will possess a well-rounded education that will help them become lifelong learners adaptable to and conversant with changing workplace dynamics.
Why Study Technical/Professional Communications at Ship
Technical/Professional Communications is an exciting 18-credit interdisciplinary minor offering state-of-the-art preparation for the professional workplace—a perfect complement to almost any major. This program is one of the most comprehensive minors of its kind.
The minor’s flexible interdisciplinary design provides you with a combination of the intellectual competencies and highly marketable professional skills you’ll need to embark on a successful career. You will take two core courses in technical writing and computer systems,
and a variety of additional courses ranging from web design to advertising copy writing, from organizational theory to advanced technical writing.
By completing the Technical/Professional Communications Minor you will possess up-to-date knowledge and skills that, combined with your major, can lead to careers such as:
- Social media/digital marketing specialist
- Market researcher
- Technical writer
- Web content developer
- Media specialist
- Advertising writer/designer
- Publications manager
In addition, these skills are often sought as a technical component in many professional positions that are not primarily technical: grant writer, researcher, and marketing manager, among many others.