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Communication Factsheet

University of Jamestown Communication Arts Distinctions

The mission of the Department of Communication Arts is to provide students with a solid understanding of the communication discipline and its relevance to their lives; to prepare students for further education, career, and life beyond the University of Jamestown; and to teach critical thinking skills that will assist them in life-long learning.

The Department of Communication Arts offers a diverse curriculum in three different concentrations of the communications discipline. Instructional emphasis is put on the theories and practicalities of the field, as well as hands-on learning of the technology and practical skills required in an ever-changing environment. Department distinctions and opportunities include:

  • Three degree concentrations: Convergent Media, Human Resources & Organizational Communication, and Interpersonal Communication.
  • Co-curricular participation in the multiple award-winning student newspaper, The Collegian and its companion website,www.ujcollegian.com
  • Small class sizes with the focus on excellence in teaching and student learning
  • Significant opportunities for hands-on field experience, and co-curricular activities

Proven Success

  • Graduates successfully employed in political communications; local, statewide, and national media organizations; strategic and public relations jobs; human resources management positions; and other career fields where the study of communication is paramount to success
  • Our majors have also gone on to successful study in graduate school

Specific coursework for this major is outlined can be Viewed Here or downloaded here.

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

Certifications/Degrees: MA in Mass Communication, North Dakota State University and BA in English (writing) and History-Political Science, University of Jamestown.
Teaches: Fundamentals of Public Speaking; Writing in the Professions; Conflict Management and Negotiation; Organizational Communication; Character in Leadership Freshman and Senior Seminar; Character in Leadership II and III.


Periodically, departments do employ adjunct faculty when full-time faculty do not have time within their schedules to teach all courses which the university wishes to be taught. Additionally, sometimes there is a community member or member of the staff at the University of Jamestown that holds a skill or has had education which makes it possible to teach a course which cannot otherwise be taught by regular full-time faculty. This list does change semester-to-semester.

Certifications/Degrees: MA, North Dakota State University
Teaches: Public Speaking


Certifications/Degrees: M. Ed. from Benedictine University

  • University of Jamestown
    Department of Communication Arts
    6060 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405