Academic and Administrative Offices

From Academic Affairs to the Writing Center, see a full listing of PNW’s academic and administrative offices.

Academic Affairs

The Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs maintains PNW’s academic infrastructure and provides leadership to our core work of learning, discovery and engagement.


Purdue University Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). PNW colleges, departments and programs may have their own additional accreditation.


When you’re admitted to the university, you’ll be paired with an academic advisor who specializes in the field of study that matches your career interests.

Center for Faculty Excellence

Be inspired to strive for excellence. Explore the resources and opportunities we offer to support faculty in their professional growth.

College of Business

From accounting to an MBA, our internationally accredited business programs are a great choice for you to be career-ready from day one.

Managerial Studies

Our programs prepare you for a fulfilling career in fields from human resources to marketing. Realize your full potential!

Quantitative Business Studies

From accounting to information systems, we offer rigorous disciplines to help you grow and achieve your career goals.

White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

We are a premier destination for students looking to enter the flourishing hospitality career.

White Lodging Professional Selling Lab

Launched in fall 2018, PNW’s high-tech sales lab uses role-play exercises to help students in the sales minor build hands-on skills.

College of Engineering and Sciences

You will be prepared to pursue excellent jobs in the highly sought after STEM fields in the high-tech, data-based 21st century.

Biological Sciences

From general biology to medical careers, our department helps you succeed with a comprehensive education in the biological sciences.

Chemistry and Physics

With a focus on chemistry, physics, and the physical sciences, we prepare you for a career in today’s technical workforce or for postgraduate success.

Computer Science

With a CS degree from PNW, you’ll be in high demand with employers in a wide range of industries and fields.

Math and Stats

We can help you build a career in fields including computational mathematics, statistics, data mining, computer science and secondary teaching.

School of Engineering

Nationally ranked programs. ABET accreditation. Student teams in national competitions. Projects that impact. Come be a part of something BIG!

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Learn more about the disciplines that shape the world we live in today.

Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Explore some of the points of pride of our mechanical and civil engineering students, faculty and staff.

Astronomy Center

The Calumet Astronomy Center is an ongoing collaboration between the Calumet Astronomical Society, the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department, and Purdue University Northwest.

Center for Crime and Forensics

This multidisciplinary center that brings together expertise in criminal justice, forensic science and forensic accounting.

Center for Innovation Through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS)

We apply visualization and simulation to create innovative solutions as well as educational and collaborative tools.

Center for High Energy Physics

We utilize the world’s highest energy particle accelerators and advanced detectors to study the fundamental particles that make up our universe.

Energy Efficiency and Reliability Center

Faculty and students at the EERC conduct research for industry, businesses, communities, and individuals that optimizes energy sources and value.

Integrative Physiology and Health Sciences (IPHS) Center

The IPHS Center leads research, teaching, and outreach with a proactive and holistic approach to human health.

Purdue University Northwest Water Institute

We provide an interdisciplinary approach to complex issues dealing with water efficiency, water quality, economy, and water security.

College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Explore the big questions with our programs in behavioral sciences, communication and creative arts, education, English, history, foreign languages, political science and psychology.

School of Education and Counseling

Transform education, transform you. Re-imagine and create opportunities for students, families, educators and communities to re-imagine learning and development.

Behavioral Sciences

Find out about our undergraduate majors and minors, Couple and Family Therapy graduate program and more.

Communication and Creative Arts

The communication and leadership skills our students develop are relevant to a wide array of fields, including medicine, engineering and business.

Couple and Family Therapy

PNW’s master’s in couple and family therapy program prepares students to be successful clinicians, researchers and scholars. Check out what we have to offer!

English and World Languages

By combining English and world languages, we offer a competitive, marketable education for the 21st century.

History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics

You can find intellectual enrichment and the tools to succeed in diverse careers with this marketable education for the 21st century.


We foster a student-centered learning environment, rooted in psychology’s principles and facilitating effective communication skills and social growth.

Couple and Family Therapy Center

Providing cutting edge, evidence-based and research-informed treatment for effective therapy at an affordable cost.

English Language Program

Just 25 miles from Chicago, PNW’s English Language Program offers a range of programs to build English-language skills and deepen your cultural understanding.

Center for Global Studies

The research and educational center is designed to promote multidisciplinary research on globalization and area studies.

Center for Justice and Post-Exoneration Assistance

The Center for Justice and Post-Exoneration Assistance (CJPA) at Purdue University Northwest aims to identify and eradicate miscarriages of justice and to provide support to those who have suffered from a wrongful conviction.

Institute for Social and Policy Research

The Institute for Social and Policy Research (ISPR) will plan, support and conduct applied social science and policy research related to the social, health, and educational challenges confronting the region served by Purdue University Northwest.

College of Nursing

Grow your career in the country’s most trusted profession by enrolling in one of PNW’s nationally recognized nursing programs.

College of Technology

We partner with business, industry and government to give students opportunities to solve real-world problems, leading to internships and jobs.

Computer Information Technology and Graphics

Through classroom and lab interaction with experienced faculty our graduates are able to begin their professional work activities with the confidence and knowledge to be successful.

Construction Science and Organizational Leadership

Our faculty have a wealth of real world experience and are leaders in their respective disciplines.

Engineering Technology

We offer students hands-on experience solving design problems, making graduates career-ready and attractive to prospective employers.

Center for Cybersecurity

PNW’s Center for Cybersecurity advances the security of the nation’s critical cyber infrastructures through research, education and outreach.

Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center

The Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center serves as a catalyst for economic development and technological transfer throughout Northwest Indiana and provides advanced manufacturing opportunities and related training for manufacturing companies of all sizes.

Consortium for Rapid Smart-Grid Impact

This global university and industry consortium provides research-based, pragmatic, technical and non-technical solutions for electric-grid related energy challenges.


Commencement is our favorite time of year! We got to celebrate YOU, our graduates, and rewarded your hard work with a diploma.

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment, also referred to as dual credit, is when high school students earn college credit while sitting in their high school class. If you’re a qualified high school student, and you are interested, talk with your guidance counselor today.

Consumer Information

Whether you are a student, parent, counselor, researcher, legislator or just interested in Purdue University Northwest, we are committed to providing you, as a consumer, with the information you need to make informed decisions. And committed to making that information easy for you to find.

Faculty Senate

The Purdue University Northwest Senate is the governing body of the faculty. The Senate exercises the legislative, policy-making and advisory powers of the faculty, subject to review and check by the faculty through established procedures.

Graduate Studies

PNW graduate programs are flexible yet rigorous, high-quality yet cost-effective, with small class sizes and huge opportunities.

Honors College

From academic excellence to social responsibility, the Honors College cultivates the next generation of leaders and thinkers.


At the Office of the Registrar, we can help you register for classes, print official transcripts and much more.

Student Academic Support

All PNW students have access to free academic support services, including tutoring and supplemental instruction.

Study Away Programs

Explore new cultures, develop real-world skills and build unforgettable memories with PNW study-away programs! From spring break experiences to semester-long trips, our flexible offerings fit your needs as you work toward a PNW degree.

Testing Center

Our full-service, comfortable and secure labs offer an array of testing services. Whether you’re looking for an exam proctor or need to take a placement test, make-up test or credit by exam, we’re here to help.

University College

Still deciding which path is right for you? We understand. PNW’s University College offers a supportive space and close-knit community to explore what’s next.

Writing Center

Find support for any writing task from trained peer tutors, including workshops, group sessions and electronic sessions (over email).


Regardless of when you graduated, what you studied, what campus you graduated from, or what you’re doing now, your diploma makes you a member of the Purdue University Northwest alumni community!


We are here to assist you with questions regarding tuition, fees, refunds, payment plans and other account-related matters.

Career Center

We assist Purdue University Northwest students and alumni, regardless of campus affiliation, to facilitate student & employer connections for successful futures.

Center for Healthy Living at Purdue University Northwest

The Center for Healthy Living at Purdue Northwest is an on-site health and wellness clinic being developed for PNW faculty, staff and students!

Community Counseling Center

The Community Counseling Center of Purdue Northwest offers quality, affordable, short-term individual counseling for adults and children in Northwest Indiana.

Counseling Center

PNW’s Counseling Center provides free and confidential mental health services to currently enrolled students.

Dean of Students

We connect students with resources and opportunities to enhance the campus community. Our staff leaders and staff members are available to help you thrive.


Both campuses of Purdue University Northwest have great places to eat and fantastic food! Whether you want a hot meal, a quick snack, or a spread for a meeting, a reception or a party, you’ll find plenty of choices!

PNW Accessibility Center

The PNW Accessibility Center empowers college-ready students with documented disabilities to participate fully in PNW by providing equal access and opportunity.

Educational Opportunity Programs

PNW has several programs to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities as you progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.

Events Management

PNW’s Events Management team supports university-level events, both on and off campus, that engage the entire campus community, as well as donors, alumni, and other key constituents.


We are your go-to resource for topics including work requests, key requests, posting areas, campus maps, designated assembly area and room reservations.

Finance and Business Services

We provide financial management, accounting and business services to students, faculty and staff to support teaching, research and service.

Financial Aid

A high-quality yet affordable education that prepares you for the real world is within reach.

Fitness and Wellness

PNW Fitness and Wellness provides a range of opportunities to improve and maintain your health! From intramurals to our fitness centers, you can always find ways to have fun and make progress.

Gabis Arboretum

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest serves as a living laboratory for education, research, conservation and engagement with the natural environment.

Getting to PNW

Scenic settings just minutes from the highway, PNW’s two campuses in Hammond and Westville are easily accessible.


Your donation reaches beyond the boundaries of our campuses–every gift to PNW is an investment that helps our students grow into the next generation of leaders.


In college, growth takes place inside and outside the classroom. As you’re learning a lot about your field of study, you’re also gaining independence and making lifelong friendships.

Human Resources

As faculty and staff at PNW, you work to provide the best possible experience for our students. In Human Resources, we work to create a safe and healthy work environment where you can thrive.

International Student Services

We support internationalization and global awareness through on-campus programming as well as welcoming international students and English Language Program participants.

Information Technology

From classroom A/V equipment to Purdue Login access, we’re here to help with all your technology needs. Explore our resources, stop in during walk-in hours, or contact us.

Institutional Advancement

Institutional Advancement serves PNW students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community through philanthropic investment, student scholarships, quality events and marketing to demonstrate Purdue Northwest pride and loyalty.

Institutional Research

We handle data management and reporting used to support university-level accountability, decision-making, planning and policy development.


Overseen by Chancellor Chris Holford, our leadership team drives PNW to be a premier metropolitan university that empowers the transformational change that leads to success.

Leadership Institute

At the Leadership Institute at PNW, we prepare the region’s leaders to excel in an increasingly competitive world.


The Purdue University Northwest library is your portal to library hours, staff, services and resources available for your research needs.

Marketing and Communications

As the official marketing and news source for Purdue University Northwest, we use a variety of channels to reach your target audience and move them to act. We’ll work with you to create a solution that stands apart, even as it roars with PNW pride!

Office of Institutional Equity

Responsible for enforcing the policies regarding equal access and equal employment and educational opportunity for all members of the university community.

Public Safety

The Purdue University Northwest Police Department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide security for our campuses.


PNW faculty and students work together to answer important questions, from the origin of the universe to the best way to recruit math teachers.

Sinai Forum

Big names. Bigger ideas. PNW’s Sinai Forum offers exceptional speakers exploring some of the most important issues of the day in an affordable town-hall setting.

Society of Innovators

We contribute to economic and community development throughout the region as the champion of innovation in Northwest Indiana.

Student Life

With over 100 student organizations and 40 intramurals, PNW students have plenty of ways to get involved, make new friends and create lasting college memories.

Sustainable Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest is invested in improving sustainability efforts in our community.

Undergraduate Admissions

Your journey to PNW begins with our admissions experts. From scheduling a visit to connecting with counselors, find all the information you need to take the next step!

Veteran Services

PNW Veteran Services should be the first destination for any active-duty service member, veteran or veteran dependent.