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College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

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Experience the range of CHESS student organizations and internships that will help you succeed.

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Faculty and Research

Our scholars and professionals will help you develop skills to excel in life, the community and around the world.

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PNW has created networking opportunities and professional relationships that I am grateful for, with mentors that are wonderful role models.

I have been able to apply what I learned in my classes to my internships. During my time in the program, I've gotten career experience outside of school, working with the Art Institute of Chicago, CareerBuilder and Albanese Confectionery. I already feel prepared for graduating with my Human Resources Management degree in May 2020.

Eliseth Barajas
Human Resources Management, Hammond

I’ve had some of the best professors. They have been supportive, uplifting and inspiring. They’ve been my biggest support throughout my experience here at PNW and are always willing to go the extra mile to help us students.

Katie McNamara
Elementary and Special Education, Crown Point

News and Announcements

Calling All CHESS Designers!

The College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (CHESS) is looking for our next t-shirt and/or hoodie design. We want one of our students to help us design it!

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CHESS Faculty Spotlight: Patrick Keegan, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of education, Patrick Keegan, Ph.D. joined CHESS in 2018. Previously, Keegan taught elementary and middle school students.

PNW invites community to join in reading a true story of hope and justice

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites the community to join in the One Book, One Community program of reading, reflection and discussion.

Important Dates

Oct 26

Spring 2021 Priority Registration Begins

Check your registration status in myPNW to find the earliest date and time you can register based on your classification.

Nov 11

Spotlight Discussion Series

The Spotlight Discussion Series introduces research from SoEC faculty to our colleagues, education and counseling candidates, as well as the greater PNW community.

Nov 11

English Department Currents Lecture Series – Bethany Lee

Join us for Bethany Lee’s faculty lecture this fall. A 20-minute lecture will be followed by time for questions and discussion.

Nov 13

Last Day to Drop Fall 2020 Classes

The last day to drop Fall 2020 classes is Friday, November 13, by 4:30 P.M. (CST).