Technical and Scientific Communication Major

Technical and Scientific Communication Studies is a program that focuses on the communication of technical and scientific knowledge to a variety of audiences through print, video, and digital media.

Technical and Scientific Communication majors and degree programs will include instruction in scientific and technical writing and editing, graphic and information design, web design, audience analysis, document usability and field testing, publications management, and applications to specific technical fields.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Technical and Scientific Communication (use the College Search feature and enter "technical communication” or “scientific communication” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Technical and Scientific Communication Studies?

A major/degree in this field can prepares individuals to function as technical writers and editors, documentation developers, web designers, and usability specialists.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Technical and Scientific Communication

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.



Publications/Magazines in Technical and Scientific Communication