On March 27, the UCF Board of Trustees approved a new bacholor’s degree in Writing and Rhetoric.

The new program is the first of its kind in Florida and was designed to address workforce needs by producing graduates who are proficient in analyzing, creating, editing and adapting text. Surveys of employers and professional organizations across industries point to writing and communication skills as among the most important for success and advancement in today’s knowledge-based economy.

The B.A. will begin in Fall 2014, but all courses in the current Minor in Writing & Rhetoric can be applied toward the new major. The program is housed in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, which UCF established in 2010.

Find out more about the new B.A. in Writing & Rhetoric.