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Overview for Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

A program that focuses on the scientific, humanistic, and critical study of human communication in a variety of formats, media, and contexts. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of interpersonal, group, organizational, professional, and intercultural communication; speaking and listening; verbal and nonverbal interaction; rhetorical theory and criticism; performance studies; argumentation and persuasion; technologically mediated communication; popular culture; and various contextual applications.

Careers for Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric Majors

A major in Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Top 41 California Colleges with the highest percentage of Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
California State University-Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
 736
(11.6%)
Moderately Selective$15,622 
California State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
 184
(11.3%)
Less Selective$15,810 
Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA
 143
(11.2%)
Moderately Selective$27,750 
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Notre Dame de Namur University
Belmont, CA
 19
(9.4%)
Less Selective$27,110 
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
 106
(9.3%)
Highly Selective$36,292 
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
 130
(9.2%)
Moderately Selective$35,419 
Westmont College
Santa Barbara, CA
 26
(8.8%)
Less Selective$33,190 
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California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA
 46
(8.6%)
Moderately Selective$30,230 
Saint Marys College of California
Moraga, CA
 52
(8.0%)
Less Selective$33,910 
California State University-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
 346
(7.5%)
Moderately Selective$16,060 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.