Strategy matters.

With a degree in strategic communication from Cornerstone University, you will learn how to combine interpersonal, group and public speaking with the ability to thoughtfully represent a company, nonprofit organization or ministry.

Our Christ-led professors mentor you to be a voice for different audiences and to clearly convey meaning with stories and influence. Through campaigns and team collaboration, you will learn how solve problems and resolve conflicts between people in positive, life-giving ways. Strategic communication is a rapidly-growing field and the ability to communicate well with people is a highly-prized skill in the world today. Upon graduation, you will be equipped for a wide variety of jobs and industries.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Communication & Media
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    A bachelor's degree in communication prepares you for a range of career options and graduate programs.

    • Advertising
    • Advocacy
    • Law
    • Marketing
    • Political lobbying
    • Public relations
    • Social media
    • Teaching

    Program Classes

    From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

    See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as a communication major with a strategic communication concentration.

  • Global Internships

    All traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. This experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical career skills.

    With guidance from the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students land internships at trusted businesses and nonprofits around the world.

    • Access of West Michigan
    • Grand Rapids Symphony
    • Kent County Parks Foundation
    • Women At Risk, International
    • WOOD TV8

    Communication and Music Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate Communication, Media and Music Division students from the class of 2019 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 97 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

  • Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

    • Ada Bible Church
    • Bethany Christian Services
    • The Care Team Healthcare Services
    • Compass College of Cinematic Arts
    • ITS Partners
    • Zondervan