The minor in Technical and Science Communication is designed to educate highly qualified communicators who have interests in specialized academic disciplines and career fields. Because science and technology often involve complicated research and processes, communicating the results of that work requires special skills. This program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of niche career opportunities in media, corporate communication, technology related industries, and scientific environments.

Students in this minor will learn to write and manage communication efforts, with a focus on turning complex ideas and processes into simple, clear messages applicable for publication and electronic delivery via broadcast, cable, or online. The accuracy and effectiveness of this communication is especially important as the internet and the ubiquity of mobile devices make the delivery and consumption of information widely available. Having the skills to interpret and communicate complicated processes provides significant career advantages in one of the highest-paying areas of professional communication.

Effective Fall 2018

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

JTC 210Newswriting3
JTC 211Visual Communication3
JTC 310Copy Editing3
JTC 465Specialized and Technical Editing3
Select one course from the following:3
Reporting: Business
Food and Natural Resources Communication
Writing About Science, Health, and Environment
Technical Communication
Writing Elective - select one course from the following:3
Online Storytelling and Audience Engagement
Writing for Specialized Magazines
Data Journalism
Trends in Digital Communication
Media, Business, and Economics
Research for Public Communicators
Productive Elective - select one course from the following:3
Digital Photography
Web Programming for Media Producers
Publications Design and Production
Web Design and Management
Information Graphics
Program Total Credits:21