BS - Technical Communication - User Experience Design Concentration

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Digital Writing and Media Arts Department

    Technical Communication, B.S. (User Experience Design Concentration)

    Program Information:
    The Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication - User Experience Design Concentration provides students a hands-on approach to developing the competencies to become professionals in the field of technical communication. Our program’s emphasis on digital environments means our graduates can work as user experience designers, data visualization specialists, or instructional designers. Our emphasis in this program is to create students who can customize information so audiences can understand new concepts and complex ideas.

    This approach to technical communication merges technical knowledge and information design with an ultimate focus on understanding audience. Students will take classes in technical writing, technical research, front-end development, and visual design while also selecting a concentration in User Experience Design.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Technical Communication - User Experience Design degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-7202
    http://dwma.hss.kennesaw.edu/

Term 1

Total: 16

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • CS 1301 or CSE 1301 or ACST 2301 or IT 2101
    3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
Total: 14
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • STAT 1107 or MATH 1160 or MATH 1190 or MATH 2202
    3
  • 3
Total: 15

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • DWMA 2050 or BUSA 1000 or COM 2033
    3
  • 3
Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • TCOM 3045 or TCOM 3070 or TCOM 4120 or DWMA 3800 or DWMA 4430
    3
Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • TCOM 3045 or TCOM 3070 or TCOM 4120 or DWMA 3800 or DWMA 4430
    3
  • ENGL 4240 or WRIT 3150
    3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • TCOM 3045 or TCOM 3070 or TCOM 4120 or DWMA 3800 or DWMA 4430
    3
  • TCOM 3045 or TCOM 3070 or TCOM 4120 or DWMA 3800 or DWMA 4430
    3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • TCOM 3045 or TCOM 3070 or TCOM 4120 or DWMA 3800 or DWMA 4430
    3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum. 
    3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
  • Extra credit hours from CS 1301 and CSE 1301.
    3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. The extra credit hours from CS 1301 and CSE 1301 count as free elective hours in this area.

Year 4 (Hours: 33)


Program Total: 123 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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