Purdue University Northwest requires at least 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Purdue University Northwest accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Additionally, Purdue University Northwest has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 40% of students who start college at Purdue University Northwest complete all the credits required within six years.
Purdue University Northwest offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Purdue University Northwest may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Purdue University Northwest has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Purdue University Northwest directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Purdue University Northwest students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Purdue University Northwest.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Purdue University Northwest does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Purdue University Northwest does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Purdue University Northwest has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Purdue University Northwest offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Purdue University Northwest offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.
❌ Purdue University Northwest studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Purdue University Northwest does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The main library on campus is the Purdue University Northwest Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Purdue University Northwest does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Purdue University Northwest have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Purdue University Northwest has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Purdue University Northwest include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
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