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Technical Communication, BS

Bachelor of Science

US News and World Report - best bachelor's 2021

Rapid advances in technology have increased the need to communicate complex technical information to diverse audiences and users. The IU Online Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication teaches you how to create a variety of resources that help others make sense of technology.

As a student in this program, you learn how to develop content for user manuals, online tech forums, websites, training materials, specifications, documentation, and more. You earn the experience and knowledge you need to join the professional field of technical communication.

Your IU Online BS in Technical Communication prepares you for such careers as:

  • Content developer
  • Content writer
  • Documentation specialist
  • Information designer
  • Information developer
  • Manual writer
  • Policy writer
  • Technical communications specialist
  • Technical communicator
  • Technical illustrator
  • Technical trainer
  • Web writer

Degree Requirements

To earn the BS in Technical Communication, you must complete a total of 120 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows: 

  • Technical communication and related courses (60 credit hours)
  • Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics electives (18 credit hours)
  • General education core courses (30 credit hours)
  • Related electives (12 credit hours)

Student Services

IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed, including: 

  • Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you
  • Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU
  • Student Financial Services: Tailored resources for financial aid and money management
  • Success Coaching: One-on-one support to reach your academic and personal goals
  • Math and Writing Support: Direct access to IU-trained math mentors and writing consultants
  • Career Services: Interactive tools and coaching to accelerate your career
  • Libraries and Research: Online access to IU library resources and research librarians
  • Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training
  • 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $296.09
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $888.27

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1031.33
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3093.99
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