If you are looking for an IT program that will allow you to apply computer applications, networking and databases to create solutions for a multitude of diverse users, we invite you to join our dynamic team of teachers and learners in an exciting journey to realize your potential and fulfill your promise.

Information Technology Major

The IT professional seeks to apply computer applications, networking, and databases to create solutions for individuals, organizations, education, and businesses. Students will study theory and applications of databases, web design, computer programming, networks, and operating systems. Students will learn to identify and evaluate current and emerging technologies and to assess their applicability to the users’ needs. The Liberal Arts environment at University of Jamestown allows students with an aptitude for technology to also take courses in areas of individual interest: music, communications, art, psychology, and more.

University of Jamestown Information Technology Distinctions

At University of Jamestown you have the opportunity to specialize in a diverse set of majors and minors that will allow you to tailor your individual program of study to suit your particular needs, interests, and career aspirations. Distinctions of the University of Jamestown Information Technology program include:

  • Computer classes taught in the new state-of-art Unruh and Sheldon Center for Business and Technology
  • Three majors and two minors from which to choose
  • Small class sizes with the focus on excellence in teaching and student learning
  • Significant opportunities for international study, hands-on field experience, and co-curricular activities


Proven Success

  • 98% average placement rate within six months after graduation for recent graduating seniors
  • Students regularly score in the top three in academic business & computer science competitions at both state and national Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conferences
  • Numerous employers, such as Microsoft and UTC Aerospace Systems, repeatedly hire University of Jamestown computer science graduates

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.

Donald Heier, D.Sc.Professor

Certifications/Degrees: D.Sc. Information Systems: Computer Security, Dakota State; M.S. Information Systems, Dakota State
Teaches: Information Security, Telecomm, Database Design and Admin, Website Design, Linux, Computer Arch. I and II, .NET programming, Graphics Dev.

More information about the chair.
Mary Reed, MBAAssociate Professor

Certifications/Degrees: MBA, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Teaches: Systems Analysis and Design, Integrated Software Applications, Video Editing, and Desktop Design

More information about the chair.

Certifications/Degrees: MS, North Dakota State University
Teaches: C++ Programming, Operating Systems, Compiler Design, and Mgmt. of Information Systems


Certifications/Degrees: MAT, Minot State University - Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics and Computer Science
Teaches: Integrated Software Applications, Programming (Java, Web/PHP), Comparison of Programming Languages, Robotics, and Assistant Track Coach

  • Donald Heier, D.Sc. Professor

    dheier@uj.edu | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5450

  • Mary Reed, MBA Associate Professor

    mreed@uj.edu | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5019