Minnesota State University-Mankato

South Rd and Ellis Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

Program Details

The English Bachelor of Science: Technical Communication degree at Minnesota State University-Mankato gives students the chance to pursue careers in which technical writing and editing is a major part of.  Careers can include but are not limited to those in the computer industry, grant writing, government and corporate publishing, and publication information.  Other careers could include those in independent consulting, government and business writing, and technical and scientific writing and editing.

Students must complete the 37 core requirements as well as the courses from a technical minor to finish this program.  Core courses include introductory courses such as technical and business communication as well as required technical courses such as research and writing reports and editing technical publications.  Students will also have the opportunity to select some elective courses which focus on specific interests and career goals.  Technical minors include civil engineering, biology, computer technology, geology, and psychology; the complete list can be found on the program website.  Students can also minor in a subject not listed on the site with the approval of the advisor or program director.  There is also an internship which provides students with hands-on experience. Those with prior industry experience may petition to substitute 400-level elective credits for the internship.

Students can transfer a certain number of credits to the program under the transfer policy guidelines, which can be discussed with the program director.  Also, individuals with prior professional expertise may be able to test out of some classes in accordance with the policy on course specific exams.  MSU-Mankato also offers an MSU student chapter of the Society of Technical Communication which has several opportunities for professional growth.

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor Completion
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


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