Academic programs

Academic Programs

Although our department consists of two separate disciplines—English and technical communication—there are similarities and some overlap between the two. If you have a love of writing, reading, and other forms of communication, our programs in either discipline will be a good fit for you.


The field of English includes literary studies (including film as literature), composition and rhetoric, creative writing, and English education.


Technical communication

The field of technical communication includes visual, written, and spoken communication in a wide variety of professions.


Experiential learning

Both the English and technical communication programs incorporate other disciplines (such as business, science, and engineering) into their curricula. You'll have opportunities to work alongside students from other departments on some research and design projects. You can also expect to work on service learning projects in your courses. You’ll be encouraged to join the staffs of campus publications such as Southwinds, the university’s literary and arts magazine, and become active members and even officers of student organizations such as the Missouri S&T student chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.