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.
Key Benefits of this Degree
- One of a few Rhetoric programs across the country to offer a service-learning course as a stand-alone course.
- You’ll find your own unique speaking through continual practice in a variety of different contexts for public speaking.
- Put your learning into action by joining one of our student-run film, newspaper, radio, television, and public relations organizations or our speech and debate team.
What can my career look like with this degree?
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.
Career Paths for Rhetoric Majors
Alumni from our program have had the following careers
- Public service
- Public Relations
- Corporate Communication Consulting
- Political Campaign Manager
- Nonprofit work
- Event planning
- Training specialists
See our magazine
View the latest issue of The Lynx, the Department of Communication's alumni magazine
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING
- National Communication Association
- Southern States Communication Association
- Georgia Communication Association
- Georgia Broadcasters Association
- Broadcast Education Association
- Public Relations Student Society of America