Technical Communication (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

*Effective Fall 2020, this program is being phased out and has a 3-year teach out plan. More information can be found here.

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
ACT 102Introduction to Web Page Development3
ENG 302Modern English Grammar3
ETC 200Introduction to Technical Communication3
ETC 210Introduction to Digital Humanities3
ETC 316Internship in Technical Communication2
ETC 340Content and Design for Technical Communication3
ENG 401Senior Portfolio1
ETC 408Technical Editing3
ETC 420Technical Documentation3
ETC 421Research and Practice in Technical Communication3
ETC 424Instructional Design3
SPA 100Elementary Spanish I3
or GER 100 Elementary German I
or FRE 100 Elementary French I
or CHI 100 Elementary Chinese I
SPA 101Elementary Spanish II3
or GER 101 Elementary German II
or FRE 101 Elementary French II
or CHI 101 Elementary Chinese II
Select twelve hours of electives from the following:12
Organizational Communication
Internet Scripting
Web Development Tools
Introduction to Computer Programming
Object Oriented Programming
Business Communications
Introduction to Creative Writing
Creative Writing: Prose
Creative Writing: Poetry
Selected Studies in Professional Writing
Introduction to Digital Photography
Web Content and Design
Media Law and Ethics
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate German I
Intermediate French I
Intermediate Chinese I
Intermediate Spanish II
Intermediate German II
Intermediate French II
Intermediate Chinese II

Program Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
  2. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0. 

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.