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

College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences


College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences

Anne Gregory, Ph.D., Dean

 

 


Purdue University Northwest offers more than 30 degree programs in the humanities, education and social sciences. Choosing a major in the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (CHESS) will lead you to a broader understanding of human culture and society. You will be prepared for a wide variety of careers and a life characterized by creativity, community engagement, and personal fulfillment. As a CHESS student you will work with outstanding educators who are also engaged in research and scholarship in their fields.

As an undergraduate or graduate student, you have the opportunity to work with faculty in such wide-ranging projects as Gender and Politics in Renaissance Europe, Script Writing for Radio and Television, the Chicago International Model United Nations, Environmental Science Writing, the Psychology of Climate Change, Apocalyptic Film Heroes, and Writing in Virtual Worlds.

The College is home to the Institute for Social and Policy Research, the Center for Global Studies, and the Purdue Theater Company – each offering unique educational opportunities to every enrolled student. You can immerse yourself in other cultures through our Study Abroad programs.

Our graduates work for the Youth Services Bureau, numerous school districts as teachers, La Porte County Circuit Court, Keyes Counseling, Chicago Fire Soccer Club, and We Create Media.

Accreditations

  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510 Alexandria, VA 22314, phone (703) 535-5990, fax (703) 739-6209. http://www.cacrep.org/
  • Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th St NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 223-0077. http://caepnet.org/
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 phone: (703) 838-9808 fax: (703) 838-9805. http://coamfte.org/
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 phone:(703) 683-8099. http://cswe.org

Program Offerings

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Core Listing

Minor

Department of Behavioral Sciences

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Minor

Master of Science

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Other Degree Programs

Department of Communication and Creative Arts

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Minor

Master of Arts

Department of English and World Languages

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Minor

Undergraduate Certificate

Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Minor

Master of Arts

Undergraduate Certificate

Department of Psychology

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science

Minor

Master of Science in Psychology

Other Degree Programs

School of Education and Counseling

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Licensure Programs

Master of Science in Education

Post-Master’s Certificate