CHESS Commencement Gonfalon in Westville

College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Explore the big questions with our wide-ranging programs.

Academic Programs

Our rigorous programs bring real-world experience to the classroom, building the knowledge you need to succeed.




Student playing chess

Smart Moves


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

CHESS Statistics Student

Explore CHESS

Student Resources

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

Izienicki Hubert

Our People

Faculty and Research

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

Sonja Pierson
CHESS Students using video equipment
CHESS Statistics Students
Ken Bronowski - Music Editing
Morganne Wakefield (left) with Ryan Stephens

Purdue University Northwest welcomes new CHESS gallery coordinator

College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences Art Gallery welcomed Morganne Wakefield as the new gallery coordinator for the new academic year.

Read more

Important Dates

Apr 01

CHESS Pop-Up Career Closet (Canceled)

Students and community members can pick up free professional and business-casual attire that is appropriate for your career fairs, interviews and the workplace.

Apr 06

3MT Competition (Canceled)

Students provide a speedy summary of their research in this lively research-communication competition.

Apr 24

Last Day to Drop Spring 2020 Classes

 Spring 2020 classes must be dropped by 4:30 pm on Friday, April 24.