"Only through communication can human life hold meaning." — Paulo Freire

Is the Professional & Technical Communication (PTC) Program Right for You?

Are you someone who enjoys writing? Do you want to learn how to communicate in a variety of career fields? Do you have an attention to detail and a knack for learning emerging technology? If so, then you are a perfect fit for the Professional and Technical Communication program at USF Sarasota-Manatee.

The only undergraduate program of its kind in Florida tax-supported higher education, the BA in Professional & Technical Communication at USFSM offers courses in writing and editing along with electives in business and information technology. Many of the courses are presented completely online, making them convenient for both traditional college students and those who are returning to school to further their career.

This program focuses on technical documents as well as corporate communication needs in advertising, crisis management, human resources, marketing, communications and public relations. A vital aspect of the program involves partnering with local businesses and non-profit institutions to offer internships to graduates. This real-life experience is a degree requirement which gives our graduates a strong competitive edge as they enter their careers.

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