Program Requirements

About the Major

As one of just a few U.S. Technical Communication departments located in an engineering school, we prepare our students with skills in writing, speaking, designing digital content, using advanced information technologies, working with people, and strategically engineering information for multiple delivery platforms. All Technical Communication majors complete a rigorous Technical Communication core, one of four different concentrations, a professional track (minor) of their choice, and at least one internship for practical experience.

Core Curriculum

Mercer’s Department of Technical Communication is dedicated to producing exceptional graduates. To meet this goal, we have developed a comprehensive core of Technical Communication classes that all of our majors take, regardless of concentration. This core covers the basics of every skill that a technical communicator needs in the real world. Technical Communication core classes include:

  • Communication in Management
  • Information Design
  • Instructional Design
  • Technical Editing
  • Usability
  • Web Design

Tailor Your Path

Our students do not simply follow a catalog; they map out their own paths. In addition to a rigorous Technical Communication core, students choose a concentration from one of the following options:

In addition, students fulfill all of the School of Engineering General Education requirements and must complete a minor. Students also have the option of selecting a professional track such as:

  • Art and Photography
  • Business
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Foreign Languages
  • Journalism and Media Studies
  • Ministry Media and Technology
  • Pre-Health
  • Pre-MBA*

*Pre-MBA Students wishing to pursue an MBA after graduation should take the following courses: ACC 204, ACC 205, ECN 150, ECN 151, and FIN 362. Successful completion of this track will qualify the student for acceptance into the MBA program. Click the catalog link below and see the School of Business and Economics section for more information.

Learn more about program requirements and see a timeline of study.