B.Sc. On Campus

Technical Communication

Missouri University of Science and Technology

48 months
29298 USD/year
27580 USD/year
8864 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At the undergraduate level, three Technical Communication programs at Missouri University of Science and Technology are offered in the department of English and technical communication: a bachelor of science in technical communication, a minor in technical communication, and a certificate in technical writing.


The Technical Communication degree offers you an entry into a growing profession that communicates information about the purpose and operation of human tools. Technical communicators work at the interface of technical experts and product users. Consequently, technical communicators provide an essential service to national and global societies by facilitating technology transfer.

You should bring to the program a love of writing and a curiosity about technology. The interdisciplinary nature of the Missouri S&T degree enables you to acquire the qualifications you need to be competitive and flexible in an ever-changing technological environment. When you graduate, you will have a solid technical background in computer-enhanced information systems, an understanding of how organizations function, and strong communication skills. Areas employing technical communicators include computer manufacturing and software development, consumer electronics, banking and financial institutions, telecommunications, chemical and pharmaceuticals, hospitals and research labs, and academic institutions and libraries.

You will study both the theory and practice of communication in written, oral and visual forms. Specifically, you will study and practice the production of a variety of technical documents in print, electronic, and digital forms. You will have experience with the process of project management in a user community and become adept in audience analysis, needs assessment, document design, and team building.


It is the policy of the Missouri University of Science and Technology to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status; to prohibit discrimination in recruitment, employment or conditions of employment, including salary and benefits related thereto; to promote employment opportunity and to take affirmative action in this regard.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Introduction to Technical Communication 
  • Layout and Design
  • Technical Marketing Communication
  • Theory of Visual Technical Communication
  •  Writing for Social Media
  • Writing in the Sciences
  • Business Communication
  • Game Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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126 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • English: 4 units, one of which may be speech or debate; two units emphasizing composition or writing skills. Acceptable courses may be English 9, 10, 11, 12; English Literature; Speech; Debate; Journalism; etc.
  • Mathematics: 4 units (Algebra I and higher). Acceptable courses may be Algebra I, Algebra II/Intermediate Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Math Analysis, etc.
  • Social Studies: 3 units. Acceptable courses may be World History, American History, Government, Principles of Democracy, etc.
  • Science: 3 units, one of which must be a laboratory course. Acceptable courses may be Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, etc.
  • Fine Arts: 1 unit. Acceptable courses may be Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Painting/Drawing, etc.
  • Foreign Language: 2 units, same language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29298 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29298 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    27580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27580 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8864 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Missouri City

1036 - 1920 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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