Rhetoric B.A.

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Find your voice. Change the world.

Become an experienced public speaker through your coursework by developing and delivering speeches, analyzing arguments from a variety of oral and written sources, developing and employing critical tools and engage in research and discussion that centers on communication and persuasion as central to business, politics, and culture.

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Key Benefits of this Degree

What can my career look like with this degree?

Entry Level Avg Salary
Different Career Options
Complementary Minors
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Liberal arts approach leads alum to fulfilling career

Clint Burkett, ’15, did not finish his collegiate journey where he expected, like most Georgia College & State University (GCSU) graduates. Instead, the Bacon County native discovered his passion for rhetoric through GCSU’s liberal arts approach—dynamic classes for beginning students.

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Career Paths for Rhetoric Majors

Alumni from our program have had the following careers

  • Entrepreneur
  • Pastor
  • Politician
  • Public service
  • Lawyer
  • Broadcaster
  • Actor
  • Counselor
  • Public Relations
  • Corporate Communication Consulting
  • Political Campaign Manager
  • Speechwriter
  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Nonprofit work
  • Event planning
  • Training specialists
  • Consulting

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  • National Communication Association
  • Southern States Communication Association
  • Georgia Communication Association
  • Georgia Broadcasters Association
  • Broadcast Education Association
  • Public Relations Student Society of America

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