Undergraduate Rhetoric Program
Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Public Advocacy
This program prepares students to be skillful orators and effective communicators in careers as varied as media, politics and government, business, and education. In addition to a broad program of liberal arts study, students complete coursework in culture and identity, performance studies, and public persuasion. Students may also opt to major in Rhetorical Studies with a concentration in Political Communication. Completion of at least one internship is encouraged.
Concentration in Political Communication
This concentration gives students a deeper understanding of the role of effective communication in a diverse society and is intended for those are interested in positions of leadership in civic life, whether in government, public service, educational or cultural institutions, or non-governmental organizations or social advocacy groups. It is also an excellent program of study for students preparing for law school or for graduate school in communication or public affairs.
The Minor in Rhetorical Studies requires the completion of 18 semester hours of coursework. At least 6 semester hours must be completed in-residence, under advisement and with the approval of an adviser. Students with a minor in Rhetorical Studies who take RHET 001 for distribution credit as a School of Communication foundation course may not receive credit for RHET as part of the minor.