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B.S. Technical Communication Degree Sheet



The Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication program will sharpen your communication, analytical, research, and editing skills in digital and print. This degree will prepare you for communication-related positions in business, industry, media, and government.

About the Program

The Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication is a 120-credit-hour program that will prepare you to:

  • Design information for print and electronic formats using multiple modalities
  • Produce materials that address contexts outside the classroom (real or simulated)
  • Produce documents that meet the needs of diverse audiences
  • Conduct and use research effectively
  • Use ethical standards in citation, visual design, and language
  • Write clearly and effectively


Graduates with skills, in both print and digital media, have many career options. Recent graduates have careers 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 guide the social media presence of a brand, product, individual or corporation.
  • Editing - Review content (most often, journalistic articles) for 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.
  • Web Designing - Design, create, and modify websites. Analyze user needs to implement website content, graphics, performance, and capacity.
  • Usability Testing Expert (UX) - Conduct testing to evaluate a product through user testing.

Affiliated Student Organizations

Sigma Tau Delta - Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter is the UHD chapter of an International English Honors Society, which brings together students who have an interest in literature, culture, and intellectual camaraderie. Students inducted into the society connect with other writers, readers, theorists, and critical-thinkers to foster a vibrant culture of literacy on campus. For membership information, contact Dr. Jillian Hill at or Dr. Katharine Jager at

The Dateline Downtown is a student-run UHD publication dedicated to maintaining truth and integrity within the University, its student body, faculty and administration, and student organizations. Since its founding in 1982, the newspaper has been student-run. To learn more, contact Faculty Advisor Dr. Joseph Sample at

Career Options

A Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication repares graduates for a variety of careers:

  • Grant & Proposal Writing
  • Social Media Management
  • Technical Writing
  • Web Design

Getting Started

Median Salary

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the national average salary of an editor is $57,210; public relations specialist is $58,020; and technical writer is $69,850.

Earn Your Degree

  • Downtown
  • CyFair
  • Northwest
  • Online


University of Houston-Downtown