Technical Communication (User Experience) (BS)

The user experience concentration is designed to provide technical communication majors with an interdisciplinary foundation in communication, research and design that is central to the rapidly growing area of user experience. The UX concentration provides students with a conceptual understanding and applied skills in methods of gathering user information, analyzing data and communicating research findings to stakeholders. Although its disciplinary home and primary focus is technical communication, the concentration includes courses from human systems engineering and graphic information technology in order to provide students with the multiple perspectives and complementary skills needed for UX work.

Degree Offered

Technical Communication (User Experience) (BS)
Integrative Sciences and Arts, College of

Location
Polytechnic, Online

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Application Requirements

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Career Outlook

Technical communicators with expertise in user experience have numerous career opportunities in growth areas such as UX research, user-centered design, information design, interaction design, information architecture, content strategy and usability analysis.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers 3.3%$83,410
Document Management Specialists 3.3%$83,410
Editors-5.3%$54,890
Desktop Publishers-21%$38,200
Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists 0.9%$81,490
Information Technology Project Managers 3.3%$83,410
Legislators-0.7%$20,180
Search Marketing Strategists 3.3%$83,410
Technical Writers10.2%$69,030
Web Developers 26.6%$63,490

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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