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Technical Communication, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Ames, IA, United States
Technical communication is any type of communication we use to educate or inform, including websites, memos, reports, proposals, marketing materials, and presentations.
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Overview

A major in technical communication will prepare you to write, present, and interact in any professional situation—you will learn how people communicate in print and online, how they collaborate, and how they interact in the workplace.

Your coursework will focus on principles, practices, and technologies in the workplace, including studies in computer applications. You will also learn about the structure and conventions of written, visual, and oral language. Summer or semester internships develop skills that you cannot learn in the classroom alone.

Research reveals that employers prize communication skills as much as technical skills, so a major or minor in this field will enhance any career path you choose. A degree in technical communication will prepare you for employment in areas such as engineering, health care, banking and insurance, environmental sciences, computer programming, and product development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Iowa State University operates on a rolling admissions basis.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Applied Organizational Communication
  • Research Seminar
  • Special Topics in Communication Studies
  • Independent Study
  • Research Practicum

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    530

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved above-average academic performance in their previous education. We have outlined the minimum academic requirements by country. Please note that these are minimum requirements, not guarantees of admission. We may impose more rigorous requirements to meet the university’s enrollment needs.
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • SAT/ACT Examinations
  • Application Fee
  • Summary of Required Supplemental Materials
  • Academic Records

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24862 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12431 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11615 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4021 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ames

  • 1158 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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