Re: Is there a formal degree offered?

Subject: Re: Is there a formal degree offered?
From: "Anderson, Ben" <BAnderson -at- GFBANK -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 08:52:15 -0600

Texas Tech University offers a BA in Technical Communication and I
believe that they now have a graduate program also.

>From: David Sams[SMTP:davids -at- ALLENSYSGROUP -dot- COM]
>Sent: Monday, March 23, 1998 7:58 AM
>Subject: Re: Is there a formal degree offered?
>University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers a BA in Professional &
>Technical Writing. I believe there is also a follow-on grad program. Am
>a grad of the program (after a change in career paths).
> ----------
> From: Brandy Michelle Pariso
> Sent: Sunday, March 22, 1998 5:36 PM
> Subject: Re: Is there a formal degree offered?
> On Fri, 13 Mar 1998 18:16:15 EST Abohl <Abohl -at- AOL -dot- COM>
> > I am looking to change careers paths and would very
>much like to break into
> > the tech writing field.
> >
> > I have a degree in Microbiology and 5 years experience
>in a pharmaceutical
> > manufacturing company. I need some direction. Any
>suggestions would be
> > greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thank you
> > Amy Bohlman
> Amy,
> I don't know of any undergraduate degrees offered in
> communication. I am currently finishing my Master's
>degree in technical
> writing at the University of North Texas. We also offer
>a certification
> program--9 hours of upper-level coursework in technical
> You might try taking some classes at a university close
>to you and see if
> technical writing interests you. I think a course or two
>would be
> beneficial. Technical writing is definitely a skillset,
>and I think it
> would be helpful to know about audience analysis,
>passive voice, and
> nominalizations. And, of course, a technical writer must
>always be able to
> discuss the merits of active white space. . . :)
> I digress. . .
> In your search for a program, I encourage you to search
>for one that
> emphasizes strong writing and a strong
>technological/computer background.
> Having these tools at your disposal will only make your
>more competitive in
> the job search.
> Best of luck to you and let me know if you have any
>questions. . .
> Brandy
> >
> >
> >
> > Send "chat" messages offline--not to the whole
> > Send commands to listserv -at- listserv -dot- okstate -dot- edu (e.g.,
> > Search archives at:
> > Subjects: JOB:, QUESTION:, SUMMARY:, ANNOUNCE:, or
> > Send all list-related questions or problems to

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