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