Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Program Descriptions

Purdue University Fort Wayne is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Information about that accreditation is available from the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (KT 170, 260-481-6116). You may also contact the Higher Learning Commission directly at  info@hlcommission.org; or by writing to 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411; or by phone at 800-621-7440.

The following is an alphabetical list of all undergraduate degree, certificate, minor, and transfer programs available at Purdue University Fort Wayne.

  • degree is an award earned by satisfactorily completing a specified program of courses and adhering to the applicable academic regulations. Each degree includes one or more major fields of study. Completion of a degree program is acknowledged by receipt of a diploma. The most common degree earned by Purdue University Fort Wayne students is the bachelor’s degree (abbreviated B.A. for Bachelor of Arts and B.S. for Bachelor of Science).
  • certificate is, credential composed of a series of courses that focus on a specialized area of knowledge or specific skills. The university recognizes completion of the required courses and satisfaction of applicable academic regulations by awarding a certificate.
  • A major is a plan of study that leads to a degree.  The major lists all required courses within a specific content area, including core content for the major, technical electives, required focused areas of study for the degree (e.g., concentration).  Some majors have optional areas of study (e.g., minor, concentration) and/or electives.
  • minor is a less comprehensive program of study that is chosen in conjunction with a major field of study. To earn a minor, the student must complete a degree program in a different subject area.
  • A concentration is a designated, focused area of study within a degree. Students may be required to complete a concentration within a program or it may be optional.
  • An interdisciplinary program requires that students examine problems or topics that are too broad or complex to be adequately addressed through a single disciplinary lens. Thus, the problem or topic is examined through foundations and theories of one discipline and then a second discipline to gain multiple perspectives/solutions.
  • An integrative program is a multidisciplinary approach where students have opportunities to examine problems through the lens of two or more disciplines simultaneously.

Baccalaureate Framework

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Dual Degree



Pathway Programs

Special Programs

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