Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: March 1
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: August
International tuition: $34,752
Domestic tuition: $34,752

Program overview

    The program empowers you to understand, evaluate, and practice effective communication in all of its various forms and contexts, whether it is between two people, in small groups, within an organization, through mass media or among people from different cultures. You will study both communication and rhetoric in a fully integrated program with knowledge, theory, skills, etc. from both perspectives, resulting in a strong understanding of both the breadth and depth of the academic discipline.
    Students have access to valuable resources for developing their communication skills, like the Speech Communication Center and with the opportunity to join Debate and Speech Team.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
  • Duolingo English Test

- official secondary school / high school transcript translated into English that indicates academic achievement - PTE, GTEC, TOEFL, IELTS, CEFR, Duolingo English Test, ACT or SAT test score Illinois College will also recognize successful completion of an English language program in lieu of an

English language proficiency exam. Examples of such programs include (but are not limited to) FLS Level 14 Intensive English Program and Education First (EF) Level C1 English Language Program.

Students who do not meet one of the listed English proficiency examination requirements for regular admissions may be admitted to Illinois College via the Academic Bridge program.

Duolingo English Test | Recommended minimum score of 105

Career opportunities

    Сareers in:
  • advertising
  • media (radio/television/broadcasting)
  • journalism
  • public relations
  • business
  • management
  • education
  • government/politics
  • healthcare
  • international relations/negotiations
  • law
  • criminal justice
  • insurance
  • accounting
  • agriculture
  • speech pathology
  • social services

Campus location

Jacksonville , United States