Strategic Communication Concentration

Strategic Communication Concentration

Interested in public relations, advertising, marketing, event planning, or reputation management? The Strategic Communication concentration is designed to combine all of the above and prepare students for the ever changing world of communication. Students will be prepared to work in corporate, non-profit, and governmental communication fields. Strategic Communication students take courses in the communication department, the business department and even graphic design.

You will learn how to develop, execute and evaluate complex integrated communication plans using research, analysis, critical thinking, creativity, new media and practical skills. Consistent with the mission of Mercyhurst College, students engage in hands-on projects for non-profit, service agencies in the Erie region. The program allows students to take advantage of the communication opportunities within the region to merge academic and professional interests.

Course Requirements

In addition to the common core requirements, strategic communication students must take the following courses:
  • Comm 230 Principles of Public Relations
  • Comm 390 Strategic Communication I
  • Comm 391 Strategic Communication II
  • Comm 392 Communication Campaigns
  • Mktg 162 Principles of Integrated Marketing
  • Mktg 347 Advertising & Branding Strategies


Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

An Afternoon of Dance

Dates: Apr 27

Location: Ridge Library Great Room, North East