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Department of English and World Languages

By offering English and world languages, we provide students a competitive marketable education for the 21st century.

Academic Programs

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


It is such a supportive atmosphere. The smaller class sizes offered the opportunity to have conversations with and receive guidance from professors – opportunities I may not have had at a larger university.

Luke Bensing

My professors at PNW have made a huge impact on me as I take what I've learned from them and start applying that to my future students in my own classroom.

Luke Bensing, English – English Teaching

Amanda Beristain

As a first-generation college graduate, I owe my successes to the instructors and friends I’ve made at in my major. They changed my life and helped me make my dreams a reality.

Amanda Beristain, English – English Teaching

Courtney Blackwell is pictured.

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.

PNW offered a perfect college experience for me. The connections and relationships I’ve made are my favorite thing about attending.

Emily Weber-Brokke, ’21, Political Science and Spanish


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 Student Resources

Opportunities and Outreach

Specialty scholarships, advisors and student organizations–see how we can help you succeed.

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About Us


We are dedicated to ensuring our students are fully prepared for lifelong success.

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A Strong Start

First-Year Writing Program

We build writers by providing a strong foundation in writing and reading.

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Language Tutoring


Need help with your language course? Stop by the International Media Center and talk to a language tutor. Please check the schedule to know when tutors are available.

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 22

Winter Recess – University Closed

Purdue University Northwest will be closed from Friday, December 22 to Monday, January 1 for winter recess. Campus offices will reopen Tuesday, January 2,

Dec 31

FAFSA Opens for 2024-2025 School Year

The 2024-25 FAFSA will be available beginning December 31, 2023. Create an FSA ID now to ensure you and contributors, such as a parent or spouse are ready to complete the FAFSA.

News & Announcements

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Purdue Northwest Students Earn Spring 2023 Semester Dean’s List Honors

The Purdue University Northwest spring 2023 semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,647 undergraduate students for their academic achievements.

The frontline of health care: Meet 2023 PNW graduate Kimberly Lozano

Kimberly Lozano, ’23, became interested in the health care field in high school when she completed a class to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA).

PNW graduates in the procession at spring 2023 commencement. A mortar board decorated with PNW is visible, as is the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building in the background.

Purdue University Northwest Graduates Encouraged to Remember Civics at Spring Commencement

Purdue University Northwest graduates were urged to uphold the values and freedoms afforded to them as U.S. residents and exhibit service to others as exemplary, participatory civilians in a democracy, during PNW’s spring 2023 commencement Saturday, May 6.