Translate Complex Information into Understandable Language
If you enjoy the written language and the challenge that comes with organizing complex information, then a career in technical communications may be a great fit for you. From scientific articles and instruction manuals to software documentation and research reports, technical writers create essential communications for many products and services. Whether you envision yourself working as an editor, writer, or communications manager, you will need proficient writing, editing, and organizational skills.
The Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication degree program features online courses that focus on areas that are critical to becoming a professional technical writer: English, logic, writing for professions, writing for the media, online documentation, and technical writing. You may focus your educational experience by choosing from electives in graphic communication and production, proposal or promotional writing, and writing for medical, software, or regulatory agencies. You will emerge from this program with the knowledge and skills required to embark on a career in technical communications.Career Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics, employment of technical writers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations as the need to explain a growing number of electronic and scientific products increases. Job prospects are expected to be good for those with solid writing and communications skills and a technical background. Given the nature of the work, many technical writers work on a part-time or freelance basis.
When you pursue an undergraduate, master's, or doctoraldegree or a certificate program at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS), you will learn from our faculty of top scholar-practitioners and industry professionals.
Collectively, our faculty brings relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.
The primary responsibility of our core faculty members is teaching for CPS. Their other responsibilities include:
The work of our core faculty is complemented by the efforts of a large and accomplished group of faculty lecturers. These independent scholar-practitioners and industry professionals work in their fields of expertise and share real-world experience with their students in the classroom, on campus, or online, often bringing fresh examples from their professional lives into class
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
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.Schedule IELTS
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$ 60,480.00 Total Tuition Fee
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Bunker Hill Community College Scholarship
The Bunker Hill Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Bunker Hill Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.
Community College Technology & Engineering Scholarship
The Community College Technology & Engineering Scholarship was created to support bachelor’s degree-seeking students who intend to pursue an engineering and/or technology program that aligns with today’s industry needs.
Fast Track Your Education Scholarship
The Fast Track Your Education Scholarship is an opportunity for students who have been in the workforce for five or more years, have an associate degree or an equivalent of 60 semester hours (or 80 quarter hours) of transferrable credits, and are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree in a fast-track format at the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University.
Global Excellence Scholarship
The Global Excellence Scholarship was created to support students interested in global peer-to-peer learning by engaging with students from countries around the globe in the Bachelor of Science in Leadership – Global Classroom or the Bachelor of Science in Finance & Accounting Management – Global Classroom degree completion program.
Mass Bay Community College Scholarship
The Mass Bay Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Mass Bay Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.
Professional Information Technology Scholarship
The Professional Information Technology Scholarship was created to support bachelor’s degree-seeking students who intend to complete their degree in Information Technology and are currently working or seeking a career in the field.
Roxbury Community College Scholarship
The Roxbury Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Roxbury Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.
Urban Education Community College Scholarship
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Working Professionals Education Advancement Scholarship
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