Rhetoric and Composition Major

A program that focuses on the humanistic and scientific study of rhetoric, composition, literacy, and language/linguistic theories and their practical and pedagogical applications.

Includes instruction in historical and contemporary rhetoric/composition theories; composition and criticism of written, visual, and mixed-media texts; analysis of literacy practices in cultural and cross-cultural contexts; and writing program administration.

What can you do with a major/degree in Rhetoric and Composition?

Your career options with a major/degree in this field encompass areas beyond writing and editing.  There is potential with such occupations as technical writer, educational teacher/library positions, writing consultant, and writing lecturer.  Most require a bachelor’s degree.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Rhetoric and Composition

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Rhetoric and Composition