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For more information about the Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication, please contact:

Mackowski
Dr. Christopher Mackowski
Professor of Communication
Jandoli School Associate Dean
(716) 375-4025
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What Can I Do With This Magor?
Strategic Communication and Digital Media

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

Strategic communication equips students with the practical skills and ethical decision-making needed to guide the future of interpersonal, organizational and cultural communication within businesses and organizations.

ACEJMC accreditedLike all Jandoli School of Communication programs, strategic communication is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Students will be prepared to embrace the challenges of global dynamics, continually evolving technologies and the fast-paced change within today's professional marketplace. The strategic communication degree:
  • prepares students for roles as strategic communicators in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations;
  • evolves as communication culture and technology evolves, including digital, social and emerging media;
  • readies students to understand, evaluate and address organizational dynamics and change in uncertain times;
  • recognizes a global marketplace and its impact on how organizations communicate internally and externally.

We give you the skills you need to succeed

Strategic communicators understand how their work supports larger business goals. They utilize their skills in critical thinking, analysis and research to scan their environments, create integrated and complex communication plans and execute those plans using traditional and emerging communication channels.
 
The program's aim is to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in this swiftly evolving industry. Students will:

  • learn how to write using clear, concise, compelling language for a career in communications;
  • develop professional presentation skills to build support and influence;
  • research, develop and execute complex communication plans;
  • understand organizational dynamics in both domestic and global environments;
  • utilize the full array of communication tools, including new and emerging technologies such as social media;
  • know how to effectively and ethically communicate crisis situations; engage with industry professionals; practice their craft with real clients in an agency setting.

Position yourself for success in a number of fields

The strategic communication major provides tactical training for students interested in a multitude of communications-related careers, which increasingly require entry-level employees to work as generalists while also understanding how their tactics tie into the organization’s larger strategic goals.

A major in strategic communication and digital media positions graduates for success in any number of career fields, including:

  • Advertising
  • Business communication
  • Not-for-profit communication
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Training & workforce development
  • Event planning & management
  • Digital & social media management
  • Government relations
  • Human resources
  • Internal communications
  • Market research
  • Marketing
  • Sports marketing
  • Mobile marketing
  • Education
  • Fundraising

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Program majors earn prestigious AAF honor two years in a row 

Ivan A. Gomez

Ivan A. Gomez, a 2019 strategic communication graduate from Bronx, N.Y., was the second strat comm major in as many years to be named to the American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Multicultural Students program. MORE ABOUT IVAN.

A Bonnie in the Big Apple

Kyle Trietley put his Strat Comm coursework to work every day during his summer internship at SiriusXM Radio in New York City.

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