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The B.S in Professional Writing is now the B.S. in Technical Communication.

The Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication at UHD prepares students to work in many areas of communication in business, industry, the media and government. Students in technical communication are trained to produce documents and communicate in digital and print formats, including professional applications for social media.

You will graduate with skills to

  • Design information for print and electronic formats
  • Produce materials that address real-world contexts
  • Create documents that meet the needs of diverse audiences
  • Conduct effective research
  • Use ethical standards in citation, visual design and language

Internship Opportunities
As part of the Technical Communication degree, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable job-related experience and to develop professional networks through various internships.

Careers
Graduates with skills in both print and digital media have many career options. Recent graduates have found positions in the following fields:

  • Technical Writing
    Prepare instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily
  • Social Media Management
    Monitor, contribute, filter, measure and otherwise guiding the social media presence of a brand, product, individual or corporation.
  • Editing
    To reviewing content (most often, journalistic articles) to review and correct spelling, grammar, and factual accuracy.
  • Web Content Writing/Editing
    Use your web publishing and writing skills to further your company's reputation and goals
  • Proposal/Grant Writing
    Research, draft, and submit proposals that help organizations or individuals receive grant funding.
  • Public Relations Management/ Advertising Writing
    Create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent.
  • Web Designing
    Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity.

Average Media Salaries for Technical Writers for 2017Graph of average media salaries for tech writer jobs 2017 Average Media Salary: $59,039

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Last updated 7/10/2018 8:09 AM