Professional & Technical Communication

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Bachelor’s Degree

"Only through communication can human life hold meaning."
— Paulo Freire

Program Overview

The only undergraduate program of its kind in Florida tax-supported higher education, the B.A. in Professional & Technical Communication at USFSM offers courses in writing and editing along with electives in business and information technology. Many of the courses are presented completely online, making them convenient for both traditional college students and those who are returning to school to further their career.

This program focuses on technical documents as well as corporate communication needs in advertising, crisis management, human resources, marketing, communications and public relations. A vital aspect of the program involves partnering with local businesses and non-profit institutions to offer internships to graduates. This real-life experience is a degree requirement which gives our graduates a strong competitive edge as they enter their careers.

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Is the Professional & Technical Communication Program Right for You?

Are you someone who enjoys writing? Do you want to learn how to communicate in a variety of career fields? Do you have an attention to detail and a knack for learning emerging technology? If so, then you are a perfect fit for the Professional and Technical Communication program at USF Sarasota-Manatee.

This degree prepares its students for various careers right after graduation. Technical communication professionals earned a median salary of more than $65,000 per year in 2012 in this fast-growing field.

Future Careers

There are countless careers and job opportunities for Professional & Technical Communication graduates, including:

  • Corporate Work
  • Technical Communication
  • Software Documentation
  • Report Writing
  • Editing
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Freelance Web Content
  • Non-profit Work
  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Management
  • Grant Writing
  • Medical Writing
  • Script Writing
  • Sports Writing
  • Technical Writing

For more information on future careers and internships, please visit Career Services.

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Potential Employers


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