B.Sc. On Campus

Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Syracuse University

48 months
54270 USD/year
54270 USD/year
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This Communication and Rhetorical Studies program from Syracuse University allows students to integrate their individual professional interests with a thorough background in communication and rhetorical studies and a selection of arts and sciences courses.


Enjoy the flexibility to craft a major that is uniquely your own, focusing on your individual interests.

You’ll combine courses from VPA and other Syracuse colleges to achieve a comprehensive understanding of communication in contemporary society – from interpersonal relationships to organizational networks, public and political interaction, and cultural exchanges.

The core skills you develop will serve you well no matter what career path you decide to take. The program’s focus on active listening and critical thinking leads to enhanced skills in information gathering and organization, group leadership, and advocacy for individuals and groups.

Life After Syracuse University

As a VPA graduate with a major in Communication and Rhetorical Studies, you can explore such careers as:

  • Advertising, marketing, and public relations manager
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • News analyst or correspondent
  • Human resources manager
  • Public policymaker
  • Communications manager

You can also pursue graduate training in such areas as communications law, communications, public relations, graphic design, digital journalism, and management. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts & Perspectives in Communication Studies 
  • Concepts and Perspectives in Rhetorical Studies 
  • Public Advocacy
  • Foundations of InqujLY in Human Communication 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Online Common Application
  • Pay the application Fee ($85)
  • Submit your official academic credentials
  • Submit two academic recommendations
  • TOEFL or IELTS required (if English is not your native language)
  • Complete and submit a Visa Information Form
  • Check to see if your college requires any additional materials
  • Submit SAT/ACT scores (Optional)
  • Review all Visa and immigration information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54270 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 54270 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    54270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54270 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Syracuse

935 - 1370 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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