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Program at a Glance

Online Bachelor's
College of Arts and Humanities
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Stand out as a civically engaged professional writer

Professional writers are critical in the modern workforce. Through clear and concise written communication, you will solve real world problems by creating meaning from complex and abstract ideas.

With your bachelor’s degree in writing and rhetoric earned through UCF Online, you’ll have the tools to become a persuasive and ethical communicator. This program transcends a foundational understanding of communication and engages in a modern, practical application of written communication spanning mediums, including written, digital and multimedia texts. Through a variety of writing and theory-based courses, you’ll learn how to engage in strategies that produce impactful written assets that can persuade, inform, or sell.

UCF Online’s writing and rhetoric Bachelor of Art degree is offered entirely online. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to step into a wide variety of professional writing careers or to pursue an advanced degree. Get started today to earn your B.A. in Writing and Rhetoric.

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Undergraduate Application Deadlines

May 1
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Course Overview

Writing and Rhetoric Foundations

An introduction to and application of rhetorical skills and concepts that enable advanced (inter)disciplinary writing and research within and beyond the university

Engage in a study of and practice with professional writing as a rhetorical act involving problem solving and audience accommodation; includes research and text production practices as well as business genres and conventions

Explore the relationship between rhetoric and civic life. Analyzes and practices rhetorical actions for becoming civically engaged

Skills You'll Learn

  • Digest and disseminate complex information
  • Communicate across disciplines and audiences
  • Build a transferrable skillset

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2020 - 2031

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Copy Writer
  • Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Proofreader and Copy Marker