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Bachelor of Science in Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Bachelor of Science in Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Syracuse University

Main Campus, Syracuse, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
This program 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. The undergraduate program in communication and rhetorical studies (CRS) involves the academic study of human communication in all its many forms. Whether it is the way two people form a relationship, the way a group interacts to perform a task, the way an organization crafts a collective identity, the way a political campaign forges its message, or the way audiences react to film and television, you will learn how people engage in communicative activities. Students in the communication and rhetorical studies major develop a set of specific professional communication skills, including group and teamwork, interpersonal relationship management, argumentation, conflict management, interviewing, public speaking, leadership, listening, and critical skills. As important as skill development is, the study of communication also involves a sophisticated understanding of communication processes such as context and culture. Examples include studying communication practices of organizations, families, politics, public discourse, popular culture, social movements, and cross-cultural interaction.