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Integrated Strategic Communications Online Degree Program

Integrated Strategic Communications is a critical part of nearly every industry. Boise State’s newly named Integrated Strategic Communications Online bachelor of arts degree offers students the opportunity to explore their interests, meet their goals and develop new skills–100% online.

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Recognized for Quality Education and Affordability

Boise State’s Integrated Strategic Communications Online program ranks among the top in the nation. With no out-of-state tuition and 100% online coursework, our program provides you the flexibility to get your bachelor’s degree. From application to graduation, students are supported throughout their education journey at Boise State.

Best Online Bachelor's Programs 2022 U.S. News and World Report Badge

Earning a bachelor’s degree from Boise State University can help open doors to opportunities and a promising future. Boise State’s online programs are specifically created for online learning and offer the same support as our traditional degree programs, and were also recently ranked in the near top 15% of online bachelor’s degrees in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

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Boise State’s Integrated Strategic Communications Online program ranked No. 13 for Best Online Bachelor’s Public Relations Degrees by the Guide to Online Schools.

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The Integrated Strategic Communications Online program at Boise State University was No. 6 in the US for 2020 Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Public Relations Degrees by Online U.

Bachelor's in Integrated Strategic Communications at a Glance

What can you do with a Integrated Strategic Communications Degree?

The BA in Integrated Strategic Communications is a fully online, 30-credit degree program designed to meet the growing and shifting demands for communications professionals in corporate, non-profit, health, sport, and government agencies. The 7-week courses integrate communications and media competencies within a public relations framework. Graduates will be able to:

  • Produce public relations content using cutting-edge communications technologies
  • Manage media and social media relations
  • Create, carry out and evaluate PR campaigns
  • Deal with media law considerations
  • Manage professional processes and relationships

Possible Careers

  • Media planner
  • Brand strategist
  • HR specialist
  • Communications Manager
  • Digital marketing manager
  • Professional organizer
  • Social media influencer
  • Technical writer
  • Visual designer

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How do I apply?

To qualify for the Integrated Strategic Communications Online program you must:

  • Be accepted to Boise State University and
  • Be core-certified and have a minimum of 60-semester credits earned from a regionally accredited academic institution; or an associates (AA/AS) degree from a regionally accredited institution

Integrated Strategic Communications is a writing-intensive field. A willingness to develop strong writing skills is necessary.

Students who do not meet the above requirements are encouraged to contact a Student Success Coach for more information on how to get started.

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We’re here to help! From deciding if an online degree is right for you to figuring out what credits transfer from previous schools, talking to a Student Success Coach is the best place to start.

Please note, students are required to meet with a Student Success Coach before being admitted to the program.

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How much does it cost?

Your total Integrated Strategic Communications Online degree costs at Boise State may vary depending on your previous credits. The following is an example of the total program cost for a student completing the 30 credits of program-specific courses required to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Strategic Communications.

Boise State Undergraduate Admissions Application Fee$50
Courses (30 total credits @ $350 per credit*)$10,500
Books (10 total classes @ estimated $100 per class)$1,000
Graduation Application Fee$20
Approximate Total Investment$11,570
Other potential expenses may include a personal computer, webcam, headphones with microphone and internet access, all of which are all required for this program.Varies
To earn a degree from Boise State University, students must complete 120 credits; 43-46 credits are typically foundation courses. University Foundation courses and costs may vary.

*The per-credit fees listed above are for the 2022-23 academic year. Future academic year per-credit fees may vary slightly and are finalized each May. Depending on your prior credits and transfer coursework, additional credits may be necessary to fulfill the degree requirements at Boise State. Please reach out to our Student Success team to learn more about your individual circumstance.
Notice: Boise State and other Idaho higher education employees: Fee waivers do not apply to this program.

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What classes will I take?

The online Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Strategic Communications degree curriculum table shows the courses required for the program. In addition, certain University Foundations courses are required to earn a bachelor’s degree from Boise State. These foundation courses may be met through transfer coursework or will be incorporated into your program of study at Boise State.

If you are not planning to transfer credits, the Online Degree Pathway or an associate degree from Boise State Online can help you get started.

Course NumberTitleCredits
Upper Division Major Requirements
PRO 300Introduction to Public Relations3
PRO 301Technology for Professionals2
PRO 302Preparing for the Profession1
PRO 303Public Relations Campaign Strategies3
PRO 320Business and Professional Communication3
PRO 322Media and Social Media Strategies for Professionals3
PRO 323Media Law3
PRO 332Writing for Professionals PREREQ: PRO304 or passing a writing assessment3
FF PRO 499Capstone3
You will work with your advisor based on your goals and credit needs to determine which courses you need. Choose at least two courses from the following:

PRO 304 Professional Writing Basics
PRO 310 Interviewing
PRO 311 Multimedia Storytelling
PRO 312 Conflict and Collaboration
PRO 313 Public Relations Ethics
PRO 321 Applied Research for Professionals
PRO 330 Global Public Relations
PRO 331 Public Relations Case Studies
PRO 333 Community Relations
PRO 400 Crisis Management
PRO 401 Project Management
PRO 493 Internship
Additional academic credits and foundational courses. Academic elective credit to total 120 credits required to earn a bachelor's degree from Boise State. *These may be previously earned academic credits or transfer courses. Talk with your advisor to find out more.60
Total 120

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Once you’ve completed your program orientation, you’ll be assigned a Student Success Advisor. Academic Advising is a partnership between you and your advisor. Together you will discuss and develop a plan for your degree.

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Student Success Stories

Boise State’s new Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Strategic Communications degree just launched in 2019, but the graduates of the longer-running certificate program have a lot to tell us about how Boise State prepared them for success. The professors who teach the in-person strategic communications classes also teach for the online program.

Julie Chigbrow and Sophia Hartsock shared their journey from Boise State to the professional world of strategic communications at Red Sky, a local Public Relations firm that represents many high-profile Idaho organizations.

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Boise State Online Integrated Strategic Communications students can be found across the nation. Learn more on the interactive map below, or visit the Google map.

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