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What is strategic communication?

Strategic Communication blends an integrated cross-platform curriculum to teach you how to tell great stories. You'll learn how to work with the media to write, record and publish effectively.

Why strategic communication at OSU?

Over the course of OSU's strategic communications program, you will build a digital portfolio that showcases your talent and skills. Your professors are industry professionals who provide you with insight beyond mere textbook knowledge. With an undergraduate program that combines creative disciplines and business courses, you will have a competitive edge, with a skillset to meet the demands of the real world.

Career paths

Upon graduation Strategic Communication majors can meet the diverse communications needs of any client or media outlet. Students create and maintain a professional portfolio that is a critical tool for students to showcase their media abilities to future employers. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields.

  • Media Planner/Buyer
  • Account Executive
  • Strategic Planner
  • Marketing Communications Manager
  • Media Coordinator
  • Social Media Manager
  • Government Affairs Manager
  • Community Relations
  • Copywriter
  • Art Director
  • Event Coordinator
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising Sales
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Digital Media Manager

Highlights

  • Receive extensive hands-on experience in researching, writing, designing and publishing digital and print advertisements, communication plans and strategic campaigns

  • Gain practical experience working with The O'Colly Media Group, which includes print, television, radio and digital platforms

  • Apply for one of the nearly two dozen scholarships offered through the School of Media and Strategic Communications

  • Courses to expect for this major include Introduction to Strategic Communication, Copywriting and Creative Strategy, Graphic Design, and Advanced PR

     

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