Department of Psychology

We foster a student-centered learning environment, rooted in psychology’s principles and facilitating effective communication skills and social growth.

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

Undergraduate


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Psychology is so broad… There are so many career paths you can take and I liked the flexibility of being able to change my path if I want to.

PNW helps me Power Onward with the amount of help available at the university, whether it be clubs, tutoring options, or one-on-one time with professors.

Breona Keys, ’22, Psychology

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My education at PNW has taught me how to work independently.

McKenna Haynes
Psychology, ’21

PNW is unique because of this collective spirit of acceptance, support and appreciation for diversity that is embodied by the campus community.

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Our Faculty

Our faculty are accomplished in teaching, research, publication and practice.

Paying for College

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News & Announcements

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Purdue University Northwest enrolls increasingly diverse student population

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) fall 2022 enrollment figures show positive trends of first-time freshman enrollment and increasing diversity at the university. First-time freshmen enrollment was up 21%!

A lion sculpture on PNW's Westville campus

Purdue Northwest’s 2022-2023 Lionhearted Leaders

We are delighted to announce Purdue Northwest’s 2022-2023 Lionhearted Leaders! The Lionhearted Leaders Initiative recognizes the hard work and many contributions of members of the Purdue University Northwest faculty.

A total of 1,680 undergraduate students are recognized for their academic achievement in PNW’s 2022 spring semester Dean’s List.

Purdue University Northwest students earn spring semester Dean’s List honors

The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) 2022 spring semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,680 undergraduate students for their academic achievement.

Upcoming Events

Sep 30

Fall Career Expo 2022

The PNW 2022 Fall Career Expo is a career fair for Purdue University students and alumni seeking full-time employment and internships across all industries and academic majors.

Oct 10

Fall Break

There are no classes but campus offices are open.

Oct 17

Spring 2023 Priority Registration Begins

Priority Registration for Spring 2022 begins today. Be sure to meet with your academic advisor and be ready to register!

Nov 17

Cap and Gown Order Deadline

Graduation regalia – cap, tassel and gown – must be purchased from the PNW Bookstore.  Cap and gown orders will be processed Monday, October 3, through Thursday, November 17, 2022.