B.A. On Campus

Writing and Rhetoric

University of Central Florida

48 months
20980 USD/year
20980 USD/year
5954 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Writing and Rhetoric program of University of Central Florida provides students with in-depth training in the interrelated fields of writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies, preparing them for a range of writing-focused jobs that involve the analysis, creation, editing, adaptation, and/or coordination of written, digital, and multimedia texts.


The first of its kind in the state of Florida, the Writing and Rhetoric program of University of Central Florida is part of a growing trend of such majors nationwide. In our program, you will:

  • Gain in-depth writing and rhetorical knowledge relevant to effective and ethical communication in the 21st century
  • Become prepared for a range of grad/professional programs and jobs that involve the analysis, creation, editing, and coordination of texts
  • Hone a number related skills and habits, including research, collaboration, problem solving, project management, and adaptability
  • Take courses with nationally recognized and engaging faculty
  • Enjoy access to helpful advising and involvement opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Through their work in the B.A., students should learn to do the following:

  • define rhetoric and demonstrate an understanding of rhetorical and writing theories;
  • identify the relational components of rhetorical situations and the larger conversations, activities, and environments in which they are embedded;
  • recognize and exemplify rhetorical features—including genres, language conventions, and methods of delivery—employed in civic and professional discourse communities;
  • comparatively analyze rhetorical choices and writing strategies used in a variety of civic and professional discourse communities;
  • develop carefully researched, rhetorically appropriate, and stylistically polished arguments for a range of audiences, forums, and occasions;
  • write with and for various technologies and media, including digital, attending to the verbal and visual elements of the texts they produce;
  • openly collaborate and negotiate with others to plan, produce, and evaluate professional and civic texts;
  • be more aware of and reflective about writing identities, processes, rhetorical choices, and values;
  • identify and make responsive choices concerning the cultural and ethical dimensions of writing, including the forms writing takes, the values it promotes, and the effects it enables;
  • contribute to the responsible management of texts produced in discourse communities of which students are members;
  • be prepared to apply and flexibly adapt rhetorical and writing knowledge to the changing dynamics of workplace and civic environments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing and Rhetoric Foundations 
  • Rhetorical Traditions
  • Cultural Rhetorics 
  • Literacy and Technology 
  • Topics in Writing & Literacy Studies
  • Writing Across Difference

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete and submit the online application
  • Official transcripts, graduation certificates and/or leaving exam results for all international and U.S.  secondary schools (high schools) attended. Refer to our Country Reference Guide for a list of secondary school credentials required by country.
  • Certified literal translation for any documentation submitted in a language other than English, if applicable
  • All official AICE, AP, Cambridge AS/A level scores, CLEP and IB scores, if applicable
  • Official SAT or ACT
  • Submit proof of English proficiency, if required
  • Submit required immigration documentation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20980 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    20980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20980 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5954 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Orlando

1111 - 1939 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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