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College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

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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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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 Studies, ’24

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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

Lionhearted Leaders: Mark Mabrito

Meet Mark Mabrito, professor of English and a Lionhearted Leader in the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.

Nicky Ali Jackson, professor of Criminal Justice, speaks with Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb ahead of the CJPA’s “Grand Reveal” Dinner at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster.

CJPA Launches Work to Fight Miscarriages of Justice

Purdue Northwest’s Center for Justice and Post-Exoneration Assistance has begun research and advocacy work to meet its mission of averting miscarriages of justice for prisoners experiencing wrongful convictions and exonerees.

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Lionhearted Leaders: Erin Okamoto Protsman

Erin Okamoto Protsman’s students do deep dives and have ongoing, open discussions on how culture influences the way we send, receive, and interpret messages.

Important Dates

Dec 10

Fall 2022 Classes End

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

Dec 10

Fall 2022 Commencement

Commencement is our favorite time of year! Congratulations to the summer and fall graduates!

Dec 12

Fall 2022 Final Exams

Final Exams run Monday, December 12, through Saturday, December 17. Good luck on your finals!

Dec 20

Fall 2022 Final Grades Due

Fall 2022 Final Grades are due by 5:00 pm (CST).