If you are looking for a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to learning about yourself and others while preparing for either a career in psychology or further study at the graduate level, 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 Psychology Distinctions

At University of Jamestown you have the opportunity to choose from two degree tracks in Psychology as well as a Concentration in Addiction Counseling 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 Psychology program include:

  • Faculty committed to both classroom teaching and mentoring students in conducting research
  • Opportunities to present research at the Annual Research Symposium and regional professional conferences
  • Active Psi Chi chapter and Student Psychology Association
  • 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

Students pursuing further studies in graduate school have been accepted into numerous prestigious universities around the country.

Psychology Factsheet

Relevant State Licensing Requirements

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.

Ben Kirkeby, MSAssociate Professor

Certifications/Degrees: MS, North Dakota State University

More information about the chair.

Certifications/Degrees: BS in Psychology from the University of Jamestown, MS in Psychology from North Dakota State University, PhD in Psychology from North Dakota State University


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: PhD Psychology, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in North Dakota


Ph.D. in Sociology, South Dakota State University
M.S. in Rural Sociology, South Dakota State University.
B.S. in Psychology/Sociology, South Dakota State University

  • University of Jamestown
    6019 College Lane
    Jamestown, ND 58405

  • Ben Kirkeby, MS Associate Professor

    bkirkeby@uj.edu | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5639

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