Skip to Navigation
    Texas Tech University
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Technical Communication, B.A.


About the Technical Communication Bachelor's Program


The Bachelor of Arts in Technical Communication will provide a broad liberal arts background and intensive training in the principles and practices of technical communication. It will prepare students for careers as technical communicators, editors, grant writers, website developers, information architects, and publications managers in a variety of professional domains, including publishing, education, government, health care, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. It also will prepare students for graduate education in technical communication as well as in law, business, science, and medicine.

The technical communication program requires 120 semester credit hours consisting of the core curriculum, 33 hours in a major field, and a required minor.

Requirements


II. 3000-Level


One of the following:

Four of the following:

III. 4000-Level


Communication Literacy


Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy (CL) requirement in their program(s) of study.

Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program.

Students pursuing a degree in technical communication will engage with communication and literacy in a range of contexts. In order to complete the breadth of communication literacy contexts required for the profession, students will choose from course in five different communication literacy categories:

 

Sample Four-Year Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 15

Second Year


Fall


Total: 16

Spring


Total: 14

Third Year


Fall


Total: 16

Spring


Total: 16

Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 13

Total Hours: 120


* Select from the university’s core curriculum .

Multicultural Requirement


To satisfy the 3-hour multicultural requirement , select from the university’s multicultural list a course that also satisfies either the Language, Philosophy, and Culture, Creative Arts, or Social and Behavioral Sciences core requirement.

Foreign Language


A student must complete 6 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through a credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements  for further explanation.