Bachelor's Degree in Strategic Communications
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
May 11, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Craft Powerful Messages with a Communications Degree Online

Communication is at the center of all human activity. If you can communicate well, you have mastered a vital skill that will help you in many parts of life. And communication skills are useful in more than your personal life — they are highly sought after in the professional world.

But employers don’t just want people who are good at writing and public speaking. They need specialized professionals who can help companies plan and implement specific communication goals. That’s where a bachelor’s degree in strategic communications comes in. You’ll learn how to research, create, and carry out effective communication initiatives that can help organizations bring people together.

What is strategic communications?

Strategic communications is a diverse field that incorporates practices from many communication professions, including public relations, mass communication, advertising, and marketing. You can use your degree to help a company plan its communication goals. Understanding the mission and values behind a brand, you can target a company’s audience in a more impactful way.

If you work in human resources, you can use your degree to bridge the communication gap between managers and employees. Internal communication drives company success, and human resources plays an important role in making sure everyone is on the same page. With a degree in strategic communications, you’ll be equipped to help companies reach their audiences, both inside and outside the organization.

Why Choose to Study Strategic Communications at Liberty University?

We know that you have options when it comes to online education. That’s why we aim to provide you with the best in academics paired with the best in distance learning all from a Christian perspective. Our professors share this goal and create an online environment focused on getting you career-ready. 

Experienced Faculty

Choosing to pursue Liberty University’s online communications degree means learning from knowledgeable instructors who have worked extensively in communications. Our professors are passionate about teaching their students marketable skills that will help them stand out to employers. 

Using their career experience, our faculty can help you maximize your potential and gain an edge over your competition. All of our professors provide practical, hands-on projects that will help you practice what you’ve learned.

Career Preparation

As a communications student at Liberty, you’ll receive on-the-job training by completing an internship in your field. Thus, you won’t just get a degree — you’ll get real-world experience that can help launch your career. Our students have interned with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Fox News, Chick-fil-A, Amazon, and Focus on the Family.

In addition, many of our alumni have gone on to become communications professionals at well-known companies. Like them, you can be equipped to pursue a wide variety of careers with our strategic communications bachelor’s degree.


An Online Communications Degree That’s Flexible

We want to help online students like you receive an affordable, flexible, and quality education. That’s why our strategic communications degree consists entirely of remote, 8-week courses. With this format, you can complete your classes from the comfort of your own home. Additionally, you’ll be able to focus on your family and job, even as you work toward your degree.

Christian-minded Education

At Liberty, we believe in the God-given uniqueness of every individual. Because of that, our strategic communications online degree is designed to let you focus on what you’re most passionate about. If you want to gain a broader knowledge of strategic communications, you can choose our general strategic communications track. Or, if you’d prefer a more concentrated degree, you can pick our social media management track — whatever fits you best!


Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Social Media Management

Strategic Communication

Highlights of Liberty’s Online Strategic Communication Degree

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Earning your online B.S. in Strategic Communication degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 4 years — and counting.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • Potential college credit for military training
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times

Admission Requirements for the Online Strategic Communication Degree

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.

 All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

Degree Information for Liberty’s Strategic Communication Programs

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Potential Careers with a Strategic Communication Bachelor’s Degree

Do you love bringing people together? Are you looking for a career in communications? Are you good at setting goals and finding ways to meet them? If so, a career in strategic communications might be everything you’re looking for! 

And Liberty’s online B.S. in Strategic Communication can help you get started in this growing, exciting field.

Some of the positions you may qualify for after graduating include:

  • Advertising manager
  • Communication specialist
  • Customer relationship specialist
  • Promotions coordinator
  • Public relations manager
  • Social media manager