Learn to use strategic communication to solve and voice issues that arise in teams, organizations, and communities. Areas of focus include project management, stakeholder engagement, community outreach, data gathering and analysis, and partnership building among others.
Strategic Communicators are Ready to Lead, Listen, Analyze, and Problem-Solve.
Excellent communicators know how to work well independently or on teams, articulate messages that engage the public, and utilize diverse platforms to reach target audiences. When these students acquire these skills, they will become assets in the workplace.
These students become strategic thinkers, innovators, and problem solvers with a portfolio featuring projects with local organizations and agencies.
Strategic organizational communication students also make competitive applicants for graduate programs in law, public administration, public policy, human resource management, nonprofit management, and a host of other fields.
Strategic organization has given me the skills and tools I need to make a difference. Through this emphasis, I have learned how to go out into the real-world and do something that actually matters.Sadie H.,
Graduates with a degree in Strategic Organizational Communication have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Highlighted Career Paths
The strategic communication emphasis lays a strong foundation for students to pursue individual careers about which they have conviction and passion. Here are a few examples:
Community Outreach Manager
If you like to advance your organization’s priorities while building relationships with other organizations, engage in community activities, maintain clear records of participants, partners, and donors, and establish consistent communication between your organization, partner organizations, and community members, you may enjoy this career!
Director of Stakeholder Engagement
If you like to manage and measure work, build effective teams, articulate a vision and purpose, cultivate relationships inside and outside of an organization, and motivate others, this career might be a great fit for you!
Governmental Office Director/Chief of Staff
If you like to analyze complex interdisciplinary issues, track stakeholder and public opinion, make recommendations for action, develop and implement policies and procedures, and be a participant in community management and social change, you may find this career highly satisfying!
Explore Related Career Paths
All degree related careers can be found in I-plan, along with related salary information.
Getting started in this degree
Students will complete 27 credits of major-specific courses which can be found in the course catalog for this degree. To find out if MAJOR is right for you, take the following classes first: