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College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Explore the big questions with our wide-ranging programs.


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Smart Moves


Take the next step to success: apply to a program in the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences today!

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Explore CHESS

Student Resources

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

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Our People

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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All the faculty members I’ve worked with truly are working for you. They want you to be able to do what you want to do.

David Bolton, Communication, ‘24

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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 Science, ‘24

Sonja Pierson

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

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My professors did a great job of providing a balanced education. There were courses not just in English content, but also in education, pedagogy and a lot of field experience before you start student teaching.

News and Announcements

PNW Professor Nicky Ali Jackson

Professor Nicky Ali Jackson recognized in statewide Champion of Diversity awards

Nicky Ali Jackson, professor of Criminal Justice, is named as the 2023 honoree for the Visionary Impact Award by Indiana Minority Business Magazine and Minority Business Review.

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Pursuing Your Curiosity

David Pratt, associate professor of Education, has dedicated his career to the academic success of students from kindergarten to college, initially as a public school teacher and now as a university professor.

Assessing the future: Meet 2023 PNW Graduate Sydney Stone

A single high school class ignited a passion inside Sydney Stone, ’23, and set her on the path she will soon conclude at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) with a bachelor of science in Psychology.

Important Dates

Dec 09

Fall 2023 Commencement

Fall 2023 Commencement ceremonies will be held indoors at the Hammond campus on Saturday, December 9, 2023.

Dec 09

Fall 2023 Classes End

Fall Classes end Saturday, Dec. 10. Next week are final exams!

Dec 11

Fall 2023 Final Exams

Final Exams run Monday, December 11, through Saturday, December 16. Good luck on your finals!

Dec 19

Fall 2023 Final Grades Due

Fall 2023 Final Grades are due by 5:00 pm (CST).