Major: Technical Writing
This may sound like something you would only do as an English major, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Many schools treat Technical Writing as a unique discipline, often more closely linked to a communications or business major rather than English.
Technical Writing students master the craft of writing for specific markets and industries. The business and scientific worlds, in addition to needing scientists and businessmen, also need people who can effectively translate their jargon into layman’s terms. How does aggregate demand shape a market based on a Keynesian economic theory? And how can CO2 chemical emissions deplete the ozone layer? Technical Writers are invaluable because they make the news of the business and scientific communities accessible to the rest of us.
Drawing on some of the classic tenets of English, such as sentence structure and organization, technical writing goes one step further. With many universities offering Technical Writing laboratories complete with state of the art hardware, Technical Writing bridges the gap between literature and business.