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Bachelor of Arts in

Strategic Communication

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

We are excited that you’re interested in taking the next step in your educational journey with Washington State University Everett! There are many reasons to complete your bachelor’s degree; financial and personal. Higher education is the surest path to both opportunity and earning power. A bachelor’s degree provides not only the hard skills necessary in the job market but also critical thinking skills, a path to individual and personal growth, and the chance to give back to your community.

Students studying integrated strategic communication learn to communicate creatively and persuasively to build mutually beneficial long-term relationships between organizations and their publics. Coursework in the program emphasizes theoretically grounded, data-based decision-making to problem solve and innovate.

With hands-on projects and internships, the highly flexible program gives you all the tools you’ll need to become a professional communicator and the freedom to focus on what interests you. Most courses are taught in person by faculty and professional experts affiliated with the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, while others are delivered from WSU Pullman via interactive video and the nationally-ranked WSU Global Campus.


Integrated Strategic Communication at Everett is a degree completion program designed to integrate with the state of Washington’s Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate of arts degree. While an associate’s degree isn’t required for admission, it is highly recommended. Prospective students should complete enough of the Washington State University general education (UCORE) requirements to qualify for junior standing before enrolling.

The Integrated Strategic Communication program requires specific prerequisite courses. If possible, you should take them before applying to WSU (they are available at Everett, but completing them before you transfer will help you finish your degree sooner.)

  • COM 101 Media & Society OR Introduction to Mass Media
  • COM 102 Public Speaking OR Equivalent course
  • COM 210 Multimedia Content Creation OR Course(s) covering design fundamentals and Adobe Suite
  • COM 300 Writing in Communication OR JOURN 101 and JOURN 110 (Everett CC only)

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to WSU Everett using the Transfer Student Application. -Select “WSU Everett” as your campus and the “Integrated Strategic Communication” as your academic interest.
  2. Send official transcripts to WSU Everett at:
    Washington State University Everett
    Enrollment Services
    915 N. Broadway
    Everett, WA  98201
  3. The academic coordinator will contact you and help you apply for certification into the Integrated Strategic Communication program.
  4. Pay the WSU tuition deposit, which confirms acceptance of your admission offer. NOTE: This deposit is nonrefundable; pay the deposit only after you are certified into the Integrated Strategic Communication program.

Internships & Career Preparation


We encourage strategic communication students to receive as much practical experience as possible through internships and involvement with on-campus organizations. Everett ISC students participate in the Boeing Scholars Program and complete internships in Greater Seattle area. 


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Admissions Counselor 


Program Advisor

Emma Pesis
(425) 405-1600

Financial Support

Murrow College offers over 40 scholarships, which are available to certified majors and minors. A number of internships are available, which give you valuable hands-on experience in a professional setting. Murrow students also participate in several Interdisciplinary Scholarships, which involve collaboration with students and faculty from other colleges.

Scholarships can be an important part of paying for your college degree. The most important thing you can do is submit the WSU General Scholarship Application every year by January 31.