Turn Your Passion for Writing into a Successful Career.

The fully online Bachelor of Arts in English – Technical Writing degree program from West Virginia State University focuses on preparing students with the knowledge and experience to succeed in many writing and communications careers. As a student, you will learn to prepare reports, technical documents and correspondence while emphasizing a functional approach to the intersection of business and technical writing. Learn to apply digital literacies and manage project production while engaging in technical tasks like copy editing and information design. Graduates of this program are proficient in analytical thinking, critical reading and a variety of writing modes. This program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Course List

General Education Requirements

35-40 credit hours

English Core

33 credit hours

  • Technical Writing
  • Practical English Writing and Grammar
  • Writing for Business and Other Professions
  • Introduction to Desktop Publishing
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Editing for Technical Writers
  • Digital Literacies
  • Information Design I
  • Information Design II
  • American or English Literature Course
  • Diversity Literature Course
Cognate Courses

12 credit hours

  • Twelve credit hours in a single discipline or set of related disciplines to be designed with and approved by the student’s advisor.
Elective Requirements

35-40 credit hours


Upon graduation from this program, you will be qualified for a wide variety of writing and communications careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, technical writers earn average salaries of around $70,200 per year. Professionals in this dynamic field can expect to see faster than average career growth through 2024. Other potential careers include:

  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Content production strategist
  • Communications specialist
  • Editorial assistant
  • Public relations generalist