Major Overview

Major Overview

The technical and professional communication (TPC) major prepares students for positions as writers, editors, page layout designers, and web designers in a variety of industries. The major involves 57 semester hours in specific technical communication courses.

The TPC program was founded by Professor Sandi Harner in 1985 as a minor called “professional writing” in the Language and Literature department. In 1992, professional writing became a major, and in 1999, the name was changed to technical and professional communication. Most recently in 2011, the major moved to the Media & Applied Communications department, joining majors such as journalism, broadcasting & digital media, and applied communication concentrations.

Use the links on the left to navigate through the many features and courses of the TPC program. Along with official descriptions of each course, you will also read what current students have to say about the program and how TPC has helped to shape their academic and professional lives.

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