Technical Communication and Rhetoric

Major (Emphasis)

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Technical communication is a field that involves defining, creating, and delivering complex information to those who need to accomplish a defined task or goal. Students take classes in editing, document design, project management, digital technologies, andother courses designed. Our curriculum is design to equip students with the necessary tools to graduate with applicable skills for careers in LX, UX, instructional design, editing, publishing, project management, grant and/or proposal writing, technical writing, marketing, and many more. This degree can also prepare students for law school and other postgraduate paths.

Real World Application

By earning a specialization in technical communication, students will learn the skills and earn certificates necessary to find meaningful careers. Students have gone on to work in learning experience design, usability design video production, financial technology industry, writing and editing careers, marketing, risk communication and project management.

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Undergraduate Research

Utah State University is one of the premiere undergraduate research colleges in the United States, and students of English can take advantage of opportunities to partner with faculty on projects.


The English department's internship program is designed to help students enrich their education, gain practical experience, and earn credit towards their degrees.

USU Honors Program

Participate in discussion-oriented classes and reading groups while taking advantage of other Honors-specific benefits.

Writing Fellows

Polish your academic writing alongside a tutor with one-on-one sessions, or apply to become a writing fellow yourself.

Program Advisor

Susan Parkinson

Susan Parkinson

Academic Advisor Senior

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Utah State University offers many options for financial aid, including university level scholarships and aid available to specific colleges and majors.