Technical Communication and Rhetoric - BA, BS

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

About This Degree

Technical communication and rhetoric (TCR) is a field that involves creating and delivering complex information to those who need to accomplish a defined task or goal.

Our alumni work for tech companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and other organizations, with careers in learning experience design, usability research, user experience design, video production, copywriting and editing, publishing, marketing, risk communication, technical writing, grant and proposal writing, and project management.

This degree can also prepare students for law school and other postgraduate paths. At USU, students can major or minor in TCR.

What You Will Learn

Students in the program learn a variety of communication, design, and management skills, including editing, visual communication design, project management, digital technologies, workplace research, rhetorical theory and practice, accessible communication, and other skills and competencies that are immediately transferable to a variety of careers. USU’s TCR students are encouraged to examine how their communications can better serve community needs and the public good.

In TCR courses, students often work on projects that benefit communities they care about.


At a Glance

College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department: English Department

USU Locations:

  • Logan campus

Faculty: View profiles of faculty members on the department directory.

Learn More: Program website

Program Requirements

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

  • Social Media Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Usability Analyst
  • UI/UX Designer

Job Outlook



We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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