Scientific and Technical Communication

Scientific and Technical Communication

Do you have a passion for communication, writing, and graphic design? A knack for math and science? You’ve found your major! Payscale.com and Money magazine recently ranked technical communication as one of the top 100 best jobs in America. Michigan Tech offers one of the largest undergraduate technical communication programs in the United States, and we were recognized as one of only ten writing programs nationally to win the CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence. How crazy is that?

Pursue Your Passion

As a scientific and technical communication major you can choose to focus on areas such as: 

  • Business Communication 
  • Digital Rhetorics 
  • Rhetoric and Writing 
  • Writing in the Sciences

What You Need to Know About This Program

  • Choose from a bachelor of arts (STA) or a bachelor of science degree (STC). As an STC major, you’d take more math and science courses, while STA majors take more design and multimedia courses.
  • Our faculty are progressive and renowned, with diverse ideas and experience using cutting-edge technology.
  • You’ll hone your skills as a communicator to make scientific, technical, and practical knowledge available to a variety of audiences in media such as print, video, web, and digital multimedia, using our Humanities Digital Media Zone (HDMZ) as your dedicated computer lab, language resource, and media production facility.
  • The flexibility of the degree programs allow you to bring creativity to your learning through writing and graphic design—you’ll graduate prepared for a career in the medical, computer, environmental, or engineering fields where communicators are in high demand.
  • Collaborate with other students on reading, writing, and oral presentations in our Multiliteracies Center.

You can also get involved in the CinOptic Communication and Media Enterprise—a student-run business team that designs products such as marketing materials, websites, and instructional documents for clients at Michigan Tech and around our community.

Learn more about scientific and technical communication at Michigan Tech!