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Technical Communications Handout

Technical Communications

What can I do with this major?

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Possible Positions Titles

  • Technical Writer
  • Journalist
  • Science Writer
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Copywriter
  • Web Designer
  • PR Specialist
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Medical Writer
  • Web Editor
  • Proposal Writer
  • Editor
  • Web Writer


  • Oil and Gas
  • Education
  • PR and Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Medical Research
  • Law firms
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Publishing
  • Engineering & Science
  • Government
  • IT companies
  • Healthcare
  • Energy


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Professional Organizations Affiliate yourself with groups to network and learn about the field:

  • Society for Technical Communication (STC)
  • American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
  • Plain Language Association International (PLAIN)
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
  • American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)
  • American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • International Association of Business Communicators(IABC)

Graduate School Considerations *Programs not offered at UHD

  • Master of Science in Technical Communication
  • Master of Arts in Non-profit Management
  • Master of Arts in Public Relations*
  • Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing*
  • Juris Doctorate (Law School)*
  • Master of Arts in Public Administration*
  • Master of Arts in Communication Studies*

Community Partnerships

For internship opportunities, please contact the program director at 713-221-8013.

What is Technical Communications?


The Bachelor of Science in Technical Communications prepares graduates to produce documents and communicate in digital and print formats, including professional applications for social media.
Graduates will:

  • 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 incitation, visual design and language.