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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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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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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

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History Student Lands National Parks Women in Science Summer Internship

Ariana Bulatovich, History MA major, was excited to be chosen for the National Parks Women in Science internship this summer.

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Purdue Northwest faculty members offer ‘Race, Racism, Anti-racism’ lecture-discussion series

Faculty members from Purdue University Northwest will offer a series of interdisciplinary lectures and discussions during the academic year of 2020-2021, about race relations and racism in America.

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Spotlight on Student Research: McKenna Haynes

Psychology major, McKenna Haynes, is currently working on a survey titled “Psilocybin for Therapeutic Uses” in the McNair Summer Research Internship Program. The survey looks at self-treatment using psilocybin for different ailments.

Important Dates

Aug 24

Fall 2020 Classes Begin

We’re excited to kick off another semester of learning, growth and PNW Pride. Power Onward!

Aug 28

Fall 2020 Late Registration ends at 4:00 P.M.

Fall 2020 Late Registration ends at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, August 28.

Aug 28

Last Day for 100% Refund of Fall 2020 Tuition and Fees

100% Refund for Fall 2020 Tuition and Fees ends at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, August 28.