College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Technical Communication and Interactive Design
Technical Communication, B.S.
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.)
Note: TCID advising is on the Marietta Campus and will advise students freshman to senior year.
Director: Kathy Earwood
Location: Marietta Campus
Atrium Building, Room 333
Advisor: Donna McPherson
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.