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Strategic Communications, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #75 (BCR) Online
The Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications from Penn State World Campus explores a number of disciplines needed for developing and delivering effective content. 
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Overview

Strategic Communications from Penn State World Campus is ideal for students that are professionals who wants to advance their careers in strategic communications or are looking to change to a communication-related career.

It's an ideal course of study if you want to work in a dynamic environment, gathering and analyzing information to create targeted, comprehensive communication strategies to advance your organization's objectives.

Careers

These skills and your ability to create, execute, and evaluate communication strategies can make you a valuable asset for businesses, corporations, government, and nonprofit organizations. Positions may include:

  • advertising and/or promotions manager
  • marketing manager
  • marketing communications manager
  • public relations specialist or manager
  • fundraising manager
  • media relations or communications worker
  • marketing or public relations associate

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing for the Media
  • Principles of Strategic Communications
  • Strategic Communications Law
  • Social Media Strategies
  • News Media Ethics
  • World Media Systems
  • Strategic Communications in a Global Environment
  • Law of Mass Communications

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • To apply for this program, you must be a high school graduate, or have completed your GED. 
  • High school transcripts or GED transcript
  • Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable).
  • Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Submit official documents by mail

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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