BS - Technical Communication

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Department of Technical Communication and Interactive Design

    Technical Communication, B.S. 

    Program Information:
    The Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication 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 Data Analysis and Presentation, Technical Training, or User Experience Design.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Technical Communication degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2018 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 major coursework and general education courses, wher indicated.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or Departmental Website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.
    4. Students must meet with an academic advisor each semester until earning 30 semester hours at KSU.

    Note: TCID advising is on the Marietta Campus and will advise students freshman to senior year.

    Contact Information:
    Director: Kathy Earwood
    Location: Marietta Campus
    Atrium Building, Room 333
    Advisor: Donna McPherson
    TCID@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-7202

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community  Required if first-year, full-time student entering KSU.
    3
  • MATH 1101 or MATH 1111 or MATH 1112 or MATH 1113 or MATH 1190
    3
  • 3
  • 4
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Most TCOM students will take one of the following in each of the General Education Area D-2 requirements: SCI 1101, SCI 1102, GEOR 1112, GEOG 1113, (CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1151L). These courses do not have MATH 1112, MATH 1113, or MATH 1190 as pre-requisites.
  2. Thirty Hour Advising Requirement: Students must meet with an academic advisor each semester until earning 30 semester hours at KSU.

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • ACST 2301 or IT 2101 or CSE 1321 or CSE 1321L
    3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
Total: 14

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Thirty Hour Advising Requirement: Students must meet with an academic advisor each semester until earning 30 semester hours at KSU.

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

Notes/Milestones:

  1. STAT 1107 is recommended.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • TCOM 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
  • 3
Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • ENGL 4240 or WRIT 3150
    3
  • 3
Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Students must submit a formal petition to graduate the term before graduating.

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum. 
    3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
  • Free Elective. The extra hour from CSE 1321 and CSE 1321L count as free elective hours.
    2
Total: 17
Year 4 (Hours: 32)


Program Total: 122 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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