If you are interested in a hands-on approach to studying television, newspaper, radio, and other forms of mass media, and the way that media affects our culture, we invite you to join our dynamic team of teachers and learners in an exciting journey to realize your potential and fulfill your promise.

University of Jamestown Mass Communication Distinctions

At University of Jamestown you have the unique opportunity to blend hands-on training in television, newspaper, and web communication with a solid grounding in the theories and practicalities of the field of communication. With our diverse set of majors and related concentrations you can tailor your individual program of study to suit your particular needs, interests, and career aspirations. Distinctions of the University of Jamestown Mass Communication program include:

  • Hands-on learning opportunities in one of North Dakota’s only convergent media center
  • Award-winning student newspaper, The Collegian
  • State-of-the art cable television studio, JCTV
  • Two communication majors with four concentrations
  • 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

  • Successful student-driven communication research
  • Students regularly score at the top at the Red River Student Communication Conference
  • University of Jamestown communication majors have achieved success in many diverse areas of employment and at graduate school
Specific coursework for this major is outlined in the downloadable courses and requirements. Courses & Requirements

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.

Irene Paasch, PhDProfessor

Certifications/Degrees: MA, Columbia University; PhD, University of Kansas
Teaches: Cross-cultural, Organizational, Interpersonal, and Nonverbal Communication; Communication Theory; Conflict Management; Oral Interpretation; Public Speaking; Research Methods; and Politics, Mass Media, and Persuasion
Creasy_Dana Dana Creasy, MAAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: MA, Temple University
Teaches: New Media Systems and Convergent Media
UofJ Seal Terry Anderson, M.Div.Adjunct Instructor

Teaches: Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Hunt-Liz Liz Hunt, MAInstructor

Certifications/Degrees: MA, North Dakota State University
Teaches: Public Speaking, Introduction to Communication, Business and Professional Communication, and Conflict Management
UofJ Seal Nikki Zinke, B.S.Adjunct Instructor

Certifications/Degrees: B.S., Valley City State University
Teaches: Reporting and Writing Skills, News in a Multimedia World, Production Processes I and II (labs)
  • University of Jamestown
    Communication Department
    6051 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405