Students completing the Technical/Professional Communications Minor will possess a well-rounded education that will help them become lifelong learners, adaptable to and conversant with changing workplace dynamics.
The minor's flexible interdisciplinary design provides students with a combination of the intellectual capabilities and highly marketable professional skills they need to embark on a successful career. Courses offered include two core courses, in technical writing and computer systems, and a variety of additional courses ranging from computer design to advertising copy writing, from advanced technical writing to web design.
Students completing the Technical/Professional Communications Minor will possess up-to-date knowledge and skills that, combined with their major, can lead to careers as a business analyst, editor, market researcher, technical reporter, web developer, media specialist, ad writer/designer, and publications manager. In addition, these skills are often sought as a technical component in many professional positions that are not primarily technical: grant writer, researcher, and marketing manager, among many others.