Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication Mastering the Art of Persuasion and Influence in a Digital Age


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

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, both personally and in the professional world. In all career fields, having good communication skills can be fundamental to success.

In addition to writing and public speaking skills, employers need professionals to assist them in planning and implementing specific communication goals. The Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication degree will teach you these valuable abilities, including how to research, create, and carry out effective communication initiatives that can help organizations bring people together.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

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.

In our online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Strategic Communication degree program, you’ll embark on a comprehensive journey through the landscape of strategic communication, exploring both theoretical foundations and practical applications to prepare you for a variety of roles in the field.

Initial coursework focuses on building foundational skills across various domains including communication and information literacy, critical thinking, and global engagement, alongside specific courses in English, math, and technology tailored to online learning.

You can study ways to craft effective communication strategies, understand digital culture’s impact on communication, explore cross-cultural communication, and master the art of persuasion and public relations. The program aims to develop your ability to lead and manage strategic communication efforts, understand legal and ethical considerations, and apply research and theories in practical settings​

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral 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! 

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

Customize your degree with one of our strategic communications specializations. You can explore information about each specialization in the list below.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 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!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.