Texas Tech University


Major or Minor

You like writing, editing, and design. Technical Communication requires careful attention to audience, language, and design, both in print and online, and is especially important with global communication. As a BATC major or minor, you will learn how to sharpen communication to make it more usable and effective. For those who already have a major going, this is why Tech Comm makes the best second major on campus.

You will make a good living. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual salary for technical communicators was $70,930 per year last year. Similarly, Money magazine recently ranked technical communication as one of their Best Jobs in America.

You like working with technology. Technical Communicators work primarily through digital media, including websites, video, and social media.  And most of the jobs in technical communication are in high-tech areas such as software development, manufacturing, government, and healthcare. What's your major? TC will make your education even stronger.

You like working with people to make lives better. As a technical communicator, you will work in a team of experts to help solve complex problems for people from next door to across the globe. You'll learn how to find out what people want and need and create communications that help them get where they want to go. Doing so requires good people skills and a creative, flexible mind-set.

You want skills that are flexible. As a BATC major, you will learn skills that transfer to nearly any job or industry where you might find opportunity knocking, including:

  • Helping people solve problems by explaining things to them clearly and effectively
  • Communicating with people from all walks of life and from across the world
  • Working in teams
  • Using technology to build understanding

These are skills that employers want. According to Bloomberg, teamwork and communication are among the top skills employers seek. These skills, along with many more, are emphasized in the BATC major and minor.

You want to learn from a world classfaculty. We have the largest faculty in the world for programs of its kind. Well-known scholars teach BATC students in classes with a low student-teacher ratio, so you'll get plenty of personal attention. Really, it's time. Contact an advisor to talk about becoming a major or minoring in TC. Also, just remember: it's the best second major on campus.

Eleanor Mode
Academic Advisor, Lubbock
Sydney Cox
Program Manager, TTU at Waco
Jameshia Granberry
Director, TTU at Collin
Anne Arnecke
Academic Advisor, TTU at Fredericksburg and Highland Lakes
Dr. Rich Rice
Director of TC Undergraduate Studies