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Strategic Communication

The Strategic Communication track teaches students the ways in which messages are delivered to, from, and within organizations. Courses examine communication and its relation to individuals and organizations through both written and oral means. In order to prepare students for the future, courses will emphasize important lifelong skills such as writing, speaking, organization and critical thinking.

Students who choose the Strategic Communication track will learn the skills necessary to succeed in different fields ranging from government to profit and not-for-profit businesses. Public relations, advertising, event planning, and corporate communication are just a few of the careers one can choose from after completing the Strategic Communication track.

Courses are a mix of applied and theoretical and provide students with the opportunity to build their resume with experiential assignments, service learning opportunities, internships and senior projects. The city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs have a wealth of opportunities for students at CUC.

REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES - 24 HOURS

COM 2400 Public Relations
COM 3200 Business Communication
COM 4260 Event Planning & Management
COM 2850 Media Literacy*
COM 2300 Interpersonal Communication*
COM 4000 Communication Research & Writing
COM 4980 Senior Project
COM 4990 Internship (3 credits applied)

CHOOSE 15 HOURS FROM BELOW OR ANY OTHER COM CLASS

COM 4230 Organizational & Team Communication
COM 4110 Advanced Speech Communication
COM 4250 Intercultural Communication
COM 3220 Nonverbal Communication
COM 2200 Introduction to Film Studies*
COM 4360 Media Production I
COM 4364 Broadcast News Production
COM 4450/4451 WCGR Practicum I or II
COM 4880 Independent Research

*Fulfills Gen Ed Requirement