Department of Rhetoric & Writing
Department of Rhetoric & Writing

Declaring Major & Degree Plan

You should declare a major by the time you have completed 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. You can officially declare a major by meeting with the Rhetoric and Writing Academic Advisor, Rebecca Marcus ( To schedule an appointment, call 512-471-5736 or stop by PAR 114.

Rhetoric & Writing Degree Plan

Major requirements for students following the 2018-2020, 2016-2018, 2014-2016, and 2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalogs:

Major: Twenty-seven semester hours of coursework in rhetoric and writing, including at least eighteen hours of upper-division work.


  • Rhetoric and Writing 306, Rhetoric & Writing.
  • Rhetoric and Writing 321, Principles of Rhetoric.
  • Each of the following courses (any topic):
    a. Rhetoric and Writing 330C, Advanced Studies in Digital Rhetoric.
    b. Rhetoric and Writing 330D, History of Rhetoric.
    c. Rhetoric and Writing 330E, Rhetorical Theory and Analysis.
  • Three hours chosen from Rhetoric and Writing 310, 325M, 328 (any topic), 368C, and 368E.
  • Nine additional semester hours in rhetoric and writing, including six hours of upper-division coursework.