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Requirements for the liberal arts major in writing and rhetoric, B.A. program
The major in writing and rhetoric requires a minimum of 40 credits in writing and rhetoric courses. Only courses in which the student has earned a grade of at least C or higher may be counted toward the writing and rhetoric major.
Students using this catalog to meet the writing and rhetoric major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements elective categories and published in a later catalog.
As a general rule, no more than eight credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.