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Explore Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies

Welcome to Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (WRD)! We offer an exciting major that combines written, visual, and digital communication skills designed for a variety of employment opportunities in entertainment, writing for a variety of industries (health, food, alcohol, sports, etc.), web-based work, technical writing, social media, government, non-profit work, law, content management, publishing, editing, grant writing, and much more!

WRD's faculty is highly accomplished and dedicated to teaching and scholarship. We offer students research scholarship opportunities, internships with major companies and local companies, study abroad in Copenhagen (with scholarship opportunities), one on one contact and work with faculty, and a variety of courses - from comics to rhetoric to social media to advocacy and more!

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We want you to have a successful and enjoyable experience at UK. We also want you to have a job when you graduate. 

Here are a few links to our minor, our 4 year plan, examples of courses offered in a given semester, and a flyer for our new degree in planning, a BA in Digital Studies.

We want to work with you. Join us in WRD! Careers begin in WRD.


4-year plan

Major Sheet

UK Core

AP/IB/Dual Credit

How WRD Works


Education Abroad

Undergraduate Research

Digital Studies

A Career in Writing

More on the Minor

Study Abroad in Denmark

Transfer Equivalencies

Prospective student time to meet with faculty: third Tuesday of each month at 4pm EST: