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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.

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I fell in love with the people in the department and the subject in general. PNW has become a second home for me.

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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Featured Alumni Sara Welsh: A Love for History

Sara Welsh graduated from Purdue Northwest with a Bachelor’s in social studies teaching in 2006.

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Get to Know CHESS Academic Advisor Pam Ayala

An advisor to PNW’s School of Education and Counseling, Pamela Ayala believes it is important for students to become involved on campus and take advantage of university resources.

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Get to Know CHESS Academic Advisor Janet Navarro

Academic Advisor Janet Navarro has been advising students at PNW since 2001.

Important Dates

Jul 30

The Roundtable Perspective: Identity in the Digital Closet

Patrick Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication at Indiana University Northwest joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss his research on how social media has changed reflections of the LGBTQ community.

Aug 06

Summer 2021 Classes End

Summer 2021 classes end today.

Aug 23

Fall 2021 Classes Begin

Welcome back! Fall classes begin today. Have a great semester.

Sep 06

Labor Day

There are no classes today and campuses are closed.