BS - Technical Communication

  • Technical communicators work between subject-matter experts and real-world users to make complex ideas clear, easy to understand, and usable. Students in the BS in Technical Communication program are creative, technically adept problem-solvers who feel comfortable working in multiple media, possess strong communication skills, and are open to continually learning new technologies and subject-matter knowledge. BSTC students take classes in technical writing, research methods, website development, usability, instructional design, and visual information design. Hands-on experience in class, combined with a strong theoretical background, allows students to land highly desired jobs as technical communicators, user experience (UX) designers, information architects, information designers, instructional designers, and more.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1
      3
    • General Education Core Curriuclum Area D2
      4
    Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • TCID 2002 Productivity, Tools & Tech
      3
    • TCID 2170 Intro Digital Media & Culture
      3
    • TCOM 2010 Technical Writing
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    Total: 15

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • TCOM 2030 Research In TCOM
      3
    • TCOM 3431 Information Design I
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    • TCOM 2030 or STS 1101 or TCOM 2050
      3
    • Free Elective (1 of 4)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ICT 2101 Info and Comm Technology
      3
    • TCID 3100 Professional Development
      3
    • TCID 3400 Front-End Development I
      3
    • TCOM 3130 TCOM:Theory,Ethics & Practice
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • TCOM 3011 Technical Writing II
      3
    • TCOM 4000 Technical Editing
      3
    • Major Field Elective (1 of 6)
      3
    • Major Field Elective (2 of 6)
      3
    • Upper-Division Elective, 1 of 3, see catalog for recommended minors, certificates, and courses.
      3
    Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • TCID 4700 CapstoneProjPortfolioShowcase
      3
    • Major Field Elective (5 of 6)
      3
    • Major Field Elective (6 of 6)
      3
    • Free Elective (3 of 4)
      3
    • Free Elective (4 of 4)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 120 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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