2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog


Purdue Northwest offers approximately 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs of study in the following six academic Colleges:


  Engineering and Sciences

  Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences




Mission Vision Values


Purdue University Northwest transforms students’ lives and our metropolitan region through a diverse campus committed to innovative education, applied research, and community engagement.


As a premier metropolitan university, Purdue University Northwest (PNW) will power intellectual, cultural, and economic development in northwest Indiana and the greater Chicago metropolitan area, enriching the surrounding community through collaborative partnerships that leverage the university’s expertise to improve people’s lives.

PNW will continue to focus on preparing students to be effective, ethical, and innovative leaders in their careers and communities through enhanced academic programming and integrative, experiential learning.

PNW will support a diverse, talented faculty as they tailor their research and teaching to address the needs of a changing economy and workforce.

PNW’s vibrant student experience, robust campus resources, and engaged alumni community will enhance students’ abilities to form lasting connections with each other and the university.


  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • Innovation
  • Excellence
  • Community

Overarching Strategy and Goals

Purdue University Northwest’s Strategic Plan, Power Onward, provides the framework for our shared goals and our vision for the future.

The plan builds on our many strengths and focuses on addressing the most pressing issues that we face as a university in a rapidly changing environment. The plan’s structure focuses on significant goals in three critical areas – student success, community and regional partnerships, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This plan guides the investment of our resources as we continue to strengthen our academic programs, expand our outreach, and fulfill our promise as a premier metropolitan university.

The complete PNW Strategic Plan can be read on our website.


Purdue University Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411. Telephone: 312-263-0456; Toll Free 800-621-7440.  

View the HLC website here.

Discipline-based accreditors, with addresses, telephone numbers, and website URLs can be found here.

For further accreditation information, please visit the Accreditation webpage here.

Transfer Single Articulation Pathways (TSAP)

In collaboration with state institutions in Indiana, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) has established this program so that students in selected majors may complete an associate’s degree at an Indiana community college and transfer into a related field at a four-year public university in Indiana where credits earned for the associate’s degree will apply toward the bachelor’s degree. To take advantage of this program at Purdue Northwest, students must meet established admission criteria for the respective major, some of which are highly competitive or not available to transfer students because of popularity and limited capacity. For more information view “Transfer Single Articulation Pathways” on the TransferIN webpage.

Click here for more information on Majors available through this program.