Purdue University Northwest
Communication is an area of study that opens up many doors, yet closes very few. Graduates can be found working in organizations of all shapes and sizes. Classes are relatively small, so the courses are more personal. In addition, the department places great emphasis on service learning, with several courses containing a service learning component. This means that students obtain real world work experience with community organizations meeting community needs at the same time they are fulfilling course objectives. The department also encourages qualified students to pursue internship opportunities.
Since 2013, students have won 11 awards at the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts for Scriptwriting (more than any other competing University).
PNW students have the opportunity to study in various one of a kind fields, from gaining on-air experience at WJOB radio (located in the new PNW Commercialization Center) to presenting papers and research at the Central States Communication Association conference. Through various courses and practicums, students continuously win prestigious awards and recognitions.
The Purdue University Northwest Art Gallery in Hammond’s Hessville neighborhood is the latest example of growing Purdue University Northwest partnerships with the City of Hammond. The gallery provides a unique opportunity for students to showcase their work.
The Purdue University Northwest Art Gallery is located at 6725 Kennedy Ave.