A future in the Communication field is wide open with possibility. At Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, Communication students choose from three tracks, each tailored toward a different area of interest and career goal. Tracks include:
The Communication program at SUU is centered on experiential learning. The university has its own SUTV station, KSUU Thunder 91 radio station, The Journal weekly university newspaper, and the Centurium Consulting Group advertising agency on campus. As early as the freshman and sophomore years, students operate the equipment and gain valuable hands-on experience that will be a huge asset in graduate school or when looking for a first job after college.
Every student in the Communication program also completes an internship and often these lead directly to career opportunities after graduation.
Communication students may also earn a Certificate in speech presentation, if desired. This is excellent preparation for those who are interested in a future career as a political speechwriter or ghostwriter.
By the time students have completed the four-year Communication bachelor’s degree program at Southern Utah University, they are well prepared to gain an entry-level position in the Communication field or enter a graduate program in Communication.
Communication graduates’ career potential varies depending on the educational track selected. The following are some of the results anticipated for various careers by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
|Position||Median Annual Salary||Anticipated Growth Through 2022|
|Human resources manager||$99.720||13 percent|
|Reporter, correspondent, broadcast news analyst||$37,090||-13 percent|
|Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers||$115,750||12 percent|
|Public relations specialists||$54,170||12 percent|
Tammy Miller, SUU Communication Department Administrative Assistant
Name: Jon McNaughtan
Graduated: Class of 2009
"We (Jon and his wife Liz) love SUU and the things I learned as a student here at SUU both in and out of the classroom continually have an impact on my life. Just yesterday I designed an advertisement that I learned how to do in Lance Jackson’s Communications Graphics course."