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Program at a Glance

College of Arts and Humanities
Writing and Rhetoric
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The Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing and Rhetoric provides students with in-depth training in the interrelated fields of writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies, preparing them for a range of writing-focused careers that involve the analysis, creation, editing, adaptation, and/or coordination of written, digital, and multimedia texts.

The Writing and Rhetoric B.A degree may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

Admission Requirements

  • Students transferring with an AA or AS degree or who have completed their general education courses in composition elsewhere are strongly recommended to enroll in ENC 3314 - Writing and Rhetoric Foundations in their first semester at UCF.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students must earn at least a "C" (2.0) in each required course.
  • Students must earn a minimum 2.5 GPA in coursework used to satisfy the major.
  • Students should consult with a departmental advisor each semester.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 18 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the UCF Writing and Rhetoric Department.
  • Courses designated in General Education Program and Common Program Prerequisites are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

Online Writing and Rhetoric (B.A.)

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
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  • Communication Coordinator/Manager
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Professional/Technical Writer
  • Publications Specialist
  • Web Content Writer
  • Writing Teacher

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