Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    Nov 26, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Communication and Rhetoric Major

The Communication and Rhetoric major equips students with skills in public speaking and persuasion, interpersonal and group communication, and media analysis and literacy. With a degree in Communication and Rhetoric, students are able to:

  • address communication challenges in both their professional and personal lives;
  • apply communication theories and principles to build, maintain, and lead effective teams;
  • interact well with others from diverse backgrounds;
  • manage communication concerns and crises for profit and nonprofit organizations;
  • discern messages in the media and popular culture; and,
  • produce persuasive, creative, and attractive messages that impact our world for Christ.

Students are encouraged to sharpen their speaking, critical thinking, and writing skills by competing on our inter-collegiate speech and debate team, and joining the staff of our student publication, Veritas, and television production, CCU.TV.

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Rhetoric requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (48 credit hours)
Communication and Rhetoric Core (39 credit hours)
Electives (33 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Communication and Rhetoric Major (39 credit hours)

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Rhetoric

The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Communication and Rhetoric to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives and Communication and Rhetoric major program requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses specified for the major.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.