We Have Combined Our BA and BS into a Single Degree Program

The Missouri Department of Higher Education recently approved our request to combine the Bachelor of Arts in English and the Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication into a single degree program: a Bachelor of Science in English and Technical Communication (120 credit hours).

The combined major will have a common core of 9 credit hours:

  • ENGLISH 2410 Theory of Written Communication
  • TCHCOM 5620 Research Methods in Technical Communication
  • TCHCOM 4410 Theory and Practice of Technical Communication (Capstone)

A student majoring in English and technical communication will complete this core and one of the following general modules:

  • Technical Communication (12 hours)
  • Literature (12 hours)
  • Linguistics (12 hours)

For the remaining 99 hours, the student will take general education courses, courses in specialized modules (such as creative writing and game studies), and elective courses.

The current BA and BS will be phased out.

The decision to combine the BA and BS was informed by an external review of the undergraduate degree programs in February 2020. The external reviewers were Dr. Karla Saari Kitalong, Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech); Dr. Kathryn Rummell, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly); and Dr. Russell Willerton, Georgia Southern University.