A new English Department Degree, formerly the Degree in Practical Writing
You realize that there is a power in writing—We’ll help you harness that power as you prepare for your career. When you study rhetoric and writing, you’ll discover how to effect change, create meaning, and spur action. You’ll work closely with our specialized faculty to hone the art of writing for your own purposes.
Whether you intend to become a web writer, copywriter, speech writer, technical writer, science writer, journalist, teacher, lawyer, business owner, or just to bolster your employability, the degree in Rhetoric and Writing Studies will provide you with a strong foundation.
A major in Rhetoric and Writing Studies offers you the chance to examine one of the oldest disciplines in the humanities and then leverage that knowledge to impact situated needs in contemporary contexts.
A minor in Rhetoric and Writing Studies complements your field of study by emphasizing the fundamentals of communication that are essential to any discipline.
When you pursue a major or minor in Rhetoric and Writing Studies, you will:
Interested in learning more?
Please contact the following Rhetoric and Writing Studies faculty members:
Dr. Charlotte Thralls
Dr. Brian Gogan
As always, you'll also want to speak with our department advisor:
Dr. Phil Egan
Associate Professor of English
Undergraduate Director and Chief Advisor