St. Bonaventure University

Strategic Communication Program


Strategic communication equips students with the practical skills and ethical decision-making needed to understand and evaluate organizational dynamics, and to guide the future of interpersonal, organizational and cultural communication within businesses and organizations in domestic and global markets.

Logo for the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass CommunicationLike all programs in the Jandoli School of Communication, strategic communication is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Majors in this program earn a Bachelor of Arts in strategic communication.


A focus on communication, integration & organization


Majors in our program learn how strategic communication supports larger business goals.

You will learn to use your skills in critical thinking, analysis and research to scan professional environments, create integrated and complex communication plans, and how to execute those plans using traditional, digital, social and emerging communication channels.

Our program evolves as communication culture and technology evolve, keeping up with developments in the ever-changing communications landscape.

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Experiential learning: Get the skills you need to succeed

Like all Jandoli School students, strategic communication majors must complete 400 hours of internships. You will also enjoy an experiential learning opportunity that puts you in professional situations with close faculty mentorship.

Our aim is to prepare you for strategic communication positions with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. You will:

  • learn how to write using clear, concise and compelling language
  • Learn how your work supports larger business goals
  • develop professional presentation skills
  • learn how to effectively and ethically communicate crisis situations
  • practice utilizing these skills with real clients in an agency setting

  • Program Information


    Bachelor of Arts in strategic communication


    Communication minor


    Learning objectives



    News-Publications-Research- Banner
      Nov 17, 2021 | Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication, and chair of the Jandoli School's undergraduate programs, moderated a discussion with New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara as the keynote event for the fall 2021 Virtual Teacher Institute sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust (ABT).

      Nov 05, 2021 | Heather Harris, assistant professor and director of the Master of Arts in Communication program in the Jandoli School, won a Best Paper award at the Fall Academy of Business Research Conference, held Oct. 28 in San Antonio, Texas.

      Nov 05, 2021 | Dr. Kimberly DeSimone, associate professor in the Jandoli School of Communication and director of the Master of Arts in Leadership program, won a Best Paper award at the international Fall Academy of Business Research conference, held Oct. 28 in San Antonio, Texas.