Undergraduate Admissions
Scientific and technical communications students working together.

Scientific and Technical Communication

Technical communicators make scientific, technical, and practical knowledge available to a variety of audiences in various media such as print, video, web, and digital multimedia. Choose from a BS or BA degree, then take courses in an emphasis area—a different field of study where you will increase your awareness of the fields you intend to work in. You’ll graduate as a savvy technical communicator with the expertise employers want.

Customize your degree with:

Choose from a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS). As a BS major, you’ll take more math and science courses while you’ll focus on design and multimedia courses with the BA option. Focus areas are available in

  • Rhetoric and writing
  • Business communication
  • Writing in the sciences
  • Digital rhetorics

Minors are available in

  • Communication Studies
  • Diversity Studies
  • Ethics and Philosophy
  • Journalism
  • Media Production
  • Modern Languages—French, French International, German, German International, Spanish, Spanish International
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Take courses like:

  • Visual Media Analysis
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Organizational Communication
  • Usability and Instructions Writing
  • Graphic and Information Design

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Collaborating with students on reading, writing, and oral presentations in our Multiliteracies Center
  • Learning from world-class faculty in small classes, allowing you to know your professor on a first-name basis
  • Getting involved with the CinOptic Communication and Media Enterprise—a student-run business team that works to design products such as marketing materials, websites, and more for clients at Michigan Tech and around our community.
  • Incorporating cutting-edge technology into a liberal arts education.

Get a job like:

  • Technical Writer
  • Documentation Specialist
  • Usability Specialist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Grant Writer

Work for companies like:

  • Apple
  • Discovery Channel
  • Kohler
  • Unisys
  • School Districts

Learn more about scientific and technical communication at Michigan Tech!