Technical/Professional Communications Minor
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.
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.
Any undergraduate student-from the Colleges of Business, Arts and Sciences, and Education and Human Services-can register for the Technical/Professional Communications Minor. This flexible program can readily fit into most 4-year degree plans.
Students complete 6 credits by taking two of the following core courses, one in writing and one in computer systems:
- CSC103 Overview of Computer Science OR
- CSC110 Computer Science I OR
- MIS142 Business Computer Systems AND
- ENG238 Technical/Professional Writing I
See the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of courses that meet the requirements for the remaining 12 credits.
Upon completing 12 credits, you may apply for an optional internship (up to 3 credits) with permission from the program director.