"Technical communication is taught through the lens of sustainability, and sustainability is really important to the College of Arts and Sciences, it's important to the university, and it's really important to our students."

The English (BA) – Professional Writing degree program at Appalachian State University is one of the few of its kind in North Carolina, preparing students with communication fundamentals as well as experience with different types of print media, technical and science writing, and writing for the Internet. The Department of English offers: