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BA English - Technical Writing and Rhetorics

Illinois State University

Technical Writing and Rhetorics is a sequence in the English major. Professional technical writers take complex information and communicate it in a way that people understand.

Focusing on this sequence prepares you for careers as a technical and professional writer in a variety of settings, such as corporate, nonprofit, and governmental organizations. You’ll have the skills to effectively communicate information to a range of audiences.

What You Learn and Do

  • Production Skills: Learn the relationship between written, visual, and digital texts
  • Web Design Skills: A top skill valued by employers
  • Hands-on Experience: Produce multimodal web-based texts with computer applications used by professionals
  • Professional Internship: Work in a real-world setting to get a deeper understanding of technical communication in the workplace
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4 years


May 2024

Start Month

Apr 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • May 2024
  • August 2025
  • January 2025
  • May 2025
  • August 2026
  • January 2026
  • May 2026

Mode of Study

  • Full Time