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Integrated Strategic Communication

WSU’s online bachelor of arts in Integrated Strategic Communication—offered by the nationally acclaimed Edward R. Murrow College of Communication—provides a broad-based curriculum that focuses on both digital and traditional media.

Students will learn applied principles of advertising and public relations and participate in an internship to solve real-world communication problems. Courses are developed and taught by Murrow College faculty who have rich industry experience and a commitment to student success.


Integrated Strategic Communication students acquire the skills they need to prepare for careers in corporate communications, social media, community and media relations, advertising and public relations. Jobs are available in public relations firms and advertising agencies as well as in virtually all industries and businesses that require the expertise of communication professionals.


Washington State University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. More information on accreditation here.

Why WSU Global Campus?

WSU Global Campus fulfills WSU’s 1890 land-grant mission of expanding access to education. We use new technologies, but uphold old-school values, with courses taught by expert WSU faculty, academic advisors intent on your success, and a diploma backed by a long-established reputation for excellence.

Besides receiving an exceptional education, students enrolled in WSU Global Campus are invited to events coordinated by the online student government and the Global Connections program. These include face-to-face gatherings, online career fairs, live-stream cultural performances, keynote addresses and other events.

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Program of Study
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Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours to earn a BA in Integrated Strategic Communication; at least 30 credits must be from WSU.

All WSU undergraduates must complete the University Common Requirements (UCORE). These can generally be satisfied with a direct transfer degree. For a list of direct-transfer agreements, visit WSU's Transferring an Associate Degree web page.

  • Lower Division Communication Courses:
    (10 credits)
    • COM 101 - Media and Society
    • COM 105 - Communication in Global Contexts
    • COM 138 - Communication Overview
    • COM 210 - Multimedia Content Creation
  • Upper Division Communication Courses:
    (36 credits)
    • COM 300 - Writing in Communication
    • COM 309 - Quantitative Research Methods
    • COMJOUR 333 - Reporting Across Platforms
    • COMSOC 301 - Foundations of Persuasion
    • COMSTRAT 310 - Digital Content Promotion
    • COMSTRAT 312 - Principles of Public Relations
    • COMSTRAT 380 - Advertising Principles and Practices
    • COMSTRAT 383 - Creative Media Strategies and Techniques
    • COMSTRAT 476 - Consumer Insights and Branding
    • COMSTRAT 485 - Communication Campaigns and Management
    • COMSTRAT 495 - Internship
    • MKTG 360 - Marketing

Please review the online WSU Catalog for additional information about specific degree requirements.

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