This unique cognate is available for students with majors in any school. Students preparing for a career in the field of technical writing should combine intensive training in writing with practical experience and fundamental technical skills. The 22 semester hour cognate studies curriculum brings together all three. All students must take EH 301, EH 302, and EH 320. Students with non-technical majors (e.g., English, Communication) should plan early to take courses in technical or scientific fields. Students with technical majors (e.g., engineering, physics, computer science) will take additional courses focusing on writing.

A typical program for a non-technical major is as follows:

EH 301TECHNICAL WRITING3
EH 302TECHNICAL EDITING4
EH 303PRAC & RSRCH IN TECH COMM3
EH 320PRACTICUM IN WRITING3
Technical and Science Majors9
9 hours of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Electives
Arts, Humanities, & Social Science and Business Majors
9 hours of technical or science electives
Total Semester Hours22