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Department of Behavioral Sciences

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

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It’s nice to be in a more intimate, smaller setting. It makes me feel like I’m actually a student, not a number.

Mya Bell, Human Development and Family Studies, ’24

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Our faculty are accomplished in teaching, research, publication and practice.

Accreditation

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Our Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Our Couple and Family Therapy graduate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

News and Announcements

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Purdue University Northwest enrolls increasingly diverse student population

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) fall 2022 enrollment figures show positive trends of first-time freshman enrollment and increasing diversity at the university. First-time freshmen enrollment was up 21%!

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Purdue Northwest’s 2022-2023 Lionhearted Leaders

We are delighted to announce Purdue Northwest’s 2022-2023 Lionhearted Leaders! The Lionhearted Leaders Initiative recognizes the hard work and many contributions of members of the Purdue University Northwest faculty.

A total of 1,680 undergraduate students are recognized for their academic achievement in PNW’s 2022 spring semester Dean’s List.

Purdue University Northwest students earn spring semester Dean’s List honors

The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) 2022 spring semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,680 undergraduate students for their academic achievement.

Upcoming Events

Oct 10

Fall Break

There are no classes but campus offices are open.

Oct 17

Spring 2023 Priority Registration Begins

Priority Registration for Spring 2022 begins today. Be sure to meet with your academic advisor and be ready to register!

Nov 17

Cap and Gown Order Deadline

Graduation regalia – cap, tassel and gown – must be purchased from the PNW Bookstore.  Cap and gown orders will be processed Monday, October 3, through Thursday, November 17, 2022.

Nov 23

Thanksgiving Break

There will be no classes due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Campuses will remain open.