History is built on great communicators, and if that speaks to you, maybe studying communications and rhetoric will make you happy. Speech communication and rhetoric degrees are often multifaceted with a focus on areas such as communication theory, public speaking, the science behind communications, and the study of communication platforms from the spoken word to social media.
Students often study how communications play out and evolve in different settings from corporations to close-knit relationships. Rhetoric basically means speaking and writing effectively, and studying rhetoric focuses on strong argumentation and creating well crafted messaging. A speech and communication rhetoric degree isn’t generally technical. This is a degree for students who are looking for a strong foundation in communications rather than the specifics of how to write a public relations campaign. Speech students will earn a strong communications background that can be utilized in many careers and is often beneficial in marketing, law, government, and media related fields. This degree also serves well for those looking to go on to a graduate degree as it gives a holistic background in writing and research.
Boise State University offers 2 Speech Communication and Rhetoric degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 184 Speech Communication and Rhetoric students graduated with students earning 180 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.
Northwest Nazarene University offers 1 Speech Communication and Rhetoric degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 2 Speech Communication and Rhetoric students graduated with students earning 2 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Boise State University Boise, ID||33 : 1||26,217|
|North Idaho College Coeur d'Alene, ID||32 : 1||5,068|
|Lewis-Clark State College Lewiston, ID||21 : 1||3,748|
|Idaho State University Pocatello, ID||20 : 1||12,402|
|College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID||51 : 1||7,288|
|University of Idaho Moscow, ID||20 : 1||11,926|
|Northwest Nazarene University Nampa, ID||22 : 1||2,111|
|The College of Idaho Caldwell, ID||15 : 1||1,091|