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For more information about the Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication, please contact:

Dr. Christopher Mackowski
Professor of Communication
Jandoli School Associate Dean
(716) 375-4025
228A Murphy Professional Building

What Can I Do With This Magor?
Strategic Communication and Digital Media


Strategic communication equips students with the practical skills and ethical decision-making needed to guide the future of interpersonal, organizational and cultural communication within businesses and organizations.

ACEJMC accreditedLike all Jandoli School of Communication programs, strategic communication is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Students will be prepared to embrace the challenges of global dynamics, continually evolving technologies and the fast-paced change within today's professional marketplace. The strategic communication degree:
  • prepares students for roles as strategic communicators in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations;
  • evolves as communication culture and technology evolves, including digital, social and emerging media;
  • readies students to understand, evaluate and address organizational dynamics and change in uncertain times;
  • recognizes a global marketplace and its impact on how organizations communicate internally and externally.

We give you the skills you need to succeed

Strategic communicators understand how their work supports larger business goals. They utilize their skills in critical thinking, analysis and research to scan their environments, create integrated and complex communication plans and execute those plans using traditional and emerging communication channels.
The program's aim is to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in this swiftly evolving industry. Students will:

  • learn how to write using clear, concise, compelling language for a career in communications;
  • develop professional presentation skills to build support and influence;
  • research, develop and execute complex communication plans;
  • understand organizational dynamics in both domestic and global environments;
  • utilize the full array of communication tools, including new and emerging technologies such as social media;
  • know how to effectively and ethically communicate crisis situations; engage with industry professionals; practice their craft with real clients in an agency setting.

Position yourself for success in a number of fields

The strategic communication major provides tactical training for students interested in a multitude of communications-related careers, which increasingly require entry-level employees to work as generalists while also understanding how their tactics tie into the organization’s larger strategic goals.

A major in strategic communication and digital media positions graduates for success in any number of career fields, including:

  • Advertising
  • Business communication
  • Not-for-profit communication
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Training & workforce development
  • Event planning & management
  • Digital & social media management
  • Government relations
  • Human resources
  • Internal communications
  • Market research
  • Marketing
  • Sports marketing
  • Mobile marketing
  • Education
  • Fundraising

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Faculty Research and Honors

    May 2, 2019

    Dr. Pauline W. Hoffmann
    Associate Professor, Jandoli School of Communication, Journalism and Strategic Communication
    Dr. Pauline Hoffmann was named the April 2019 Woman in Leadership by the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of New York State Women, Inc., an organization dedicated to empowering women personally, professionally and politically. In addition to the honor, Hoffmann appeared on AM Buffalo on Tuesday, April 30, to talk about the award, her two companies (Wild Mountain Organics and Tippy Homestead), Embrace It Africa, and the March Into Women's History Bracket.

Program major Fields named to AAF's most promising class


Brandon Fields, a Strategic Communication major from Queens, N.Y., is named by the American Advertising Federation as one of the nation's Most Promising Multicultural Students. LEARN MORE.


A Bonnie in the Big Apple

Kyle Trietley put his Strat Comm coursework to work every day during his summer internship at SiriusXM Radio in New York City.


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