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Technical Communication, Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Socorro, NM, United States
The CLASS Department offers an industry-endorsed Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication. The BS in Technical Communication at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is perfect for students who like science and technology but who also like writing, web design, video production, or social media.
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Program Description

The Technical Communication program at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology includes a variety of courses introducing students to technical writing and editing, visual and persuasive communication, and media studies. Students also specialize in a specific science or engineering discipline (e.g., computer science, biology, geology) and can mix in courses on creative writing, the history and politics of science and technology, and even film.

Our core classes provide students with opportunities to work on real-world projects that are fun and that provide crucial job skills. Students are also required to complete a 60- hour internship and to complete a capstone, original research project in their senior year. Some students have even published their capstone thesis project.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community Service
  • Orientation to Technical Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Elements of Editing
  • Media Studies
  • Internship
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Senior Seminar
  • Professional Writing Workshop
  • Senior Thesis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Official high school transcript or official GED scores. 
  • Official college transcript(s) from ALL colleges attended
  • Official ACT Student Profile Report

Admission requirements international

Students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree must have taken the following secondary coursework:

  • Language: a minimum of four years of language instruction in the national language
  • Mathematics: a minimum of three years, which must include algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or higher course work.
  • Science: a minimum of two years of sciences, with labratories, chosen from among biology, physics, chemistry, and earth science.
  • Social Science: a minimum of three years, one of which must be history

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11763 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11763 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11763 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11763 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4079 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4079 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Socorro

  • 845 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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