A PNW Student in the Global Engagement Office

Department of Political Science, Economics and World Languages

By combining political science, economics and world languages and cultures, we offer a more 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.


Because of the class sizes, I am on a first name basis with all of my professors...They’re always asking about my future plans and how they can help me reach my goals."


Student Resources

Opportunities and Outreach

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

Our Experts


Our experts can help you build skills with a global impact.

Education Abroad

Experience the World

Earn course credit while living and learning in other countries.

International Media Center

Language Tutoring

If you need help with your language course, you can stop by the International Media Center and talk to a language tutor. Please check the schedule to know when tutors are available.


News and Announcements

CHESS Student Organizations Win Awards

A faculty member, a student and three organizations in CHESS received special recognition from the Dean of Students for their work in student activities during the 2020-2021 academic year.

martina james

CHESS Names Outstanding Graduate in Political Science, Economics, and World Languages and Cultures

Martina James, a 2020 PNW graduate in foreign language with a concentration in Spanish, plans to continue her work as a tutor, translator and proofreader.

Hyungjo Hur

CHESS Political Science Faculty Member Receives Summer Research Grant

CHESS political science professor Hyungjo Hur will receive a summer grant for faculty scholarship from the Purdue Research Foundation.