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Student Life

With over 60 student organizations, intramural sports and an inclusive and welcoming campus community, PNW students have plenty of ways to get involved, make new friends and create lasting college memories.

Kickstart Your Career

At PNW, our rigorous undergraduate and graduate business degree programs bring real-world experience to the classroom, building the knowledge you need to succeed.

Undergraduate Business Degree Programs

We offer bachelor’s degrees in areas such as finance, banking, hospitality management, entrepreneurship and more. Choose a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Business or any degree that matches your career goals.


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Homecoming

Let's Unite the Pride for Homecoming 2023! Come out and experience our favorite HoCo traditions and create new memories during this annual celebration of PNW.

September 3 to 9

From Pride Stride to the Homecoming Sports Festival, we can’t wait to see the entire PNW community during this week-long celebration! View all of our fun-filled events below.

Zakyra Jordan

Chemistry, Hammond

“The professor-student ratio allows students to get more one-on-one time, while also enabling students to build a professional relationship with their professors. I enjoyed getting to travel to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico to present my research on the Synthesis of Cannabidiol Analogs.”

Keeley Mazurkiewicz

Biology, Manteno, Illinois

“The Department of Biological Sciences offered interesting and challenging classes, and the biology staff collaborated with other departments, which allowed me to pursue biochemical research projects.”

Carolyn Brunt

Biology, Highland

 “Faculty and staff make themselves available at the student’s convenience for any assistance the student may need, whether it be something as trivial as homework help or a topic of significance in that student’s life, such as course registration and career counseling. With the help of such admirable faculty, I graduated with B.S. degrees in both Biotechnology and Chemistry in four years.”

Seidu Mahama

Seidu Mahama

Chemistry, Indianapolis

“As the president of the Chemistry and Physics Club for two years, I gained tremendous leadership experience. This also provided me with opportunities to serve in the community, and ultimately enhanced my application and admittance into medical school.”

Accounting student Tyler Klukken

I've built personal relationships with my professors and I now have career opportunities I could never have imagined before

Caylee Stahl, Accounting

The MS degree exposed me to areas of the field I normally do not have the chance to gain hands on experience, but work side by side with those teams. The exposure to the other fields of IT personally helps me understand how to solution a problem from end to end.

Kimberly Spoa-Harty
Principal Engineer, United Airlines

Why Study Away?

In addition to being an incredible, transformative experience, a study-away program can bring a host of academic, professional and personal benefits!

  • Add a global dimension to your academics, career and life.
  • Travel to new places and gain memories to last a lifetime.
  • Build independence and teamwork skills across cultures.
  • Develop experience to help you succeed in a global environment.

If you are interested in studying away or have questions, please email studyaway@pnw.edu.

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Accounting Major Curriculum

Our bachelor’s in accounting curriculum combines courses that are innovative, relevant and challenging with career-focused experiences that prepare you for a dynamic career.

You’ll take a balance of general education courses, College of Business core courses and accounting courses—plus an experiential learning course, where you’ll apply your professional knowledge and technical skill in a real-world setting.

Build a foundation with first-year seminar and introduction to business courses.

Accounting Degree Program Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • BUSM 10000 – Freshman Seminar In Business
  • BUSM 10100 – Introduction To Business

Grow your skills with the second year seminar as well as introductory accounting and management accounting.

Accounting Degree Program Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • BUSM 20000 – Second Year Seminar in Business
  • ACC 20000 – Introductory Accounting
  • ACC 20100 – Management Accounting I

Increase your focus on with a third-year seminar course, as well as two intermediate accounting courses and classes on managerial/cost accounting and information systems.

Accounting Degree Program Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • BUSM 30000 – Third Year Seminar In Business
  • ACC 35000 – Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 40700 – Managerial/Cost Accounting

In your final year, you’ll study financial statements analysis, tax accounting and auditing. You’ll also complete the fourth-year seminar In business course.

Accounting Degree Program Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • BUSM 40000 – Fourth Year Seminar In Business
  • ACC 40600 – Auditing
  • ACC 40900 – Accounting Information Systems
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Celebrate Welcome Weeks!

Starting August 18!

Join us for the Fall 2023 Welcome Weeks celebration! Connect with fellow students at the welcome rallies, meet new students while connecting with student organizations, faculty and staff at the welcome picnic, or participate in fun events like movie nights and esports tournaments!

SEE WELCOME WEEKS DETAILS

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Celebrate Welcome Weeks!

Starting August 18!

Join us for the Fall 2023 Welcome Weeks celebration! Connect with fellow students at the welcome rallies, meet new students while connecting with student organizations, faculty and staff at the welcome picnic, or participate in fun events like movie nights and esports tournaments!

SEE WELCOME WEEKS DETAILS

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Jim Robert

James Robert

Grants Manager

Allison Vickers

Academic and Student Success Advisor

Allison has worked at PNW since 2018 and currently advises for the Honors College. She enjoys advising because she loves working with students who are figuring out their direction. She feels it’s an honor to be a part of their journey as they learn about themselves.

Allison loves working at PNW because “PNW students are determined and dedicated! Their hard work motivates me to be at my best.”

Make an advising appointment with Allison

Alyssa Maples

Alyssa Maples, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Couple and Family Therapy

Alyssa Maples is an Assistant Professor in the Couples and Family Therapy Program. She teaches in the program and conducts research. 

Accreditation

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Business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, International (AACSB).

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Hospitality and Tourism Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

How to Join

Fill out the TRIO application linked below. If you meet the criteria, we will schedule an appointment to learn about you and your academic and career ambitions.

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Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

Concentration: Professional Nursing (BSN)

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Nursing Degree Program Overview

Purdue University Northwest’s College of Nursing maintains a commitment to quality, evidence-based nursing education and has a reputation for nursing excellence. Our nursing major with a concentration in professional nursing keeps pace with the ever-changing healthcare delivery systems and technological advances while being rooted in fundamental humanistic philosophies.

We offer you a program that’s affordable and respected. Gain the credentials you need to advance your career goals at a designated NLN Center of Nursing Excellence that is home to the Indiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing Practice: a Joanna Briggs Institute.

Business Information and Analytics Highlights

The Business Information and Analytics program at PNW offers courses taught by industry professionals and globally recognized faculty. Our courses follow a cutting-edge curriculum and receive hands-on learning experiences to provide business information and analytics students with experience in rapidly changing industries.

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Business Information and Analytics Degree Outcomes

PNW’s business information and analytics program provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to respond to the latest challenges in business today. You’ll be equipped with essential analytical tools, including advanced spreadsheet applications and complex data analytics techniques.

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Accounting student Tyler Klukken

I've built personal relationships with my professors and I now have career opportunities I could never have imagined before

Caylee Stahl, Accounting

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Feb 23

PNW Career Development Conference – CS and STEM

Welcome to the very first PNW Career Development Conference for CS and STEM majors! We invite CS and STEM majors of all standings to join us!

Feb 26

Summer 2024 Registration Begins

Summer 2024 registration opens to all PNW students on Monday, February 26.

Mar 01

Scholarships Deadline

Make sure to apply for PNW’s scholarships before the deadline of March 1, 2024, for the 2024-25 academic year.

Mar 11

Spring Break

Spring break runs Monday, March 11 through Saturday, March 16. Classes resume Monday, March 18.

Purdue Northwest faculty and students are dedicated to Northwest Indiana and want to provide support to enrich the lives of those in our community. Universities are not islands, but rather great contributors to the overall well-being of their communities.

Thomas L. Keon, PNW Chancellor

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Kim Spoa-Harty

The MS degree exposed me to areas of the field I normally do not have the chance to gain hands on experience, but work side by side with those teams. The exposure to the other fields of IT personally helps me understand how to solution a problem from end to end.

Kimberly Spoa-Harty, Principal Engineer, United Airlines

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Housing

Welcome Home

Get the PNW experience 24/7 when you live in our University Village apartments.

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Dining

Hope You’re Hungry

We have pizza, burgers, salads, soups, sandwiches, and, of course, coffee. Explore dining options on both campuses.

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Fitness and Intramurals

Stay Healthy

Both PNW campuses have state-of-the-art fitness and recreation centers, with many ways to keep your body — and mind — in shape.

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Campus Traditions

Part of the Pride

From our Pride Stride color run to Roaring Loud, PNW campus traditions bring our community together all year long.

 

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– 96% Full-Time Freshman

– Over 56% First Gen

– 25.8% Hispanic or Latino

– Nearly 11% Black or African American

– Nearly 4% Multiracial

– Nearly 3% Asian

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PNW at a Glance

Take a look around. We think you’ll like what you see.

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96% Full-Time Freshmen

New students add to our vibrant campus community each fall.

15:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Small class sizes foster individual attention and mentorship opportunities.

Approximately 8,900 Students

We’re bigger than your high school, but not so big that you’re just a number.

70+ Areas of Study

From engineering to education, our six colleges have majors, concentrations and courses to suit every passion.

30 Miles to Chicago

All the perks of a world-class city are just a half hour drive away from PNW’s main Hammond campus.

15 Miles to the Dunes

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan, right by PNW’s Westville branch campus.

38 Countries Represented

Students come from all over the world to study at PNW.

17 NCAA Division II Athletic Teams

We pair high-quality academics with competitive athletics. Suit up or come cheer us on!

68,000+ Alumni

Connect with and get support from our global alumni community.

Latest Updates

Society of Innovators at PNW to host inaugural Uthiverse StartUp Madness pitch competition

The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest (PNW) will host the inaugural Uthiverse StartUp Madness Business Pitch Tournament during a live event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 30 inside the Fitness and Recreation Center gymnasium at PNW’s Hammond campus.

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Registration for Days of Discovery 2024 is now open

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2024 Days of Discovery is now open.

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Run for Student Government Next Year!

The Student Government Association at PNW is looking for candidates to serve in the 2024-2025 school year. Apply now!