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Mathematical Sciences

Explore the relationships between mathematics and other disciplines, while also working collaboratively with the mathematics faculty to develop comprehensive skills in traditional mathematics.

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Sustainable Community Development

Whether you aspire to be an activist, planner, or advocate, the sustainable community development (SCD) program presents you with the toolbox to create effective community change. Our SCD major is one of the first of its kind in the nation. Through an interdisciplinary approach we examine the three pillars of sustainability—environmental, social, and economic—in a…  Read More

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Humanity & Nature Studies

This major mixes the liberal arts with the environmental crunchiness that so many students want. With humanity and nature studies, you can craft your major from a menu of courses—from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to create a major that matches your interests. Your studies combine the cultural with the natural to shape…  Read More

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External Scholarships

Many scholarships and grants are offered by private sources, therefore not administered by Northland. Here are some places to start.

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7 Weather Watchers

Meterological Careers

The dramatic shifts in weather in northern Wisconsin and around Lake Superior have inspired more than one career at Northland College. Wayne Feltz ’91 studied earth science at Northland College then went onto earn an MS in atmospheric science in 1994 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he worked as a scientist ever since. In…  Read More

In Wildness and Wonder

The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Looks to the Future By Alan Brew, Executive Director of the SOEI Over the past year, in anticipation of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s fiftieth anniversary in 2022, the staff of the Institute have reflected on its history and deliberated about its future. We have shared with one another our…  Read More

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Rural America: A Living Laboratory

Center for Rural Communities Bridging the Theory-Practice Divide

Northland College is undoubtedly situated in the best place on Earth for student learning. Located in the midst of Lake Superior, the Apostle Islands, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, three tribal communities, a vibrant farming community, Northland researchers and students have access an unparalleled living laboratory. The College continues to take advantage of the location as it…  Read More

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A Highway, or Muddy Path, Shall Be There!

Guest column by almnus Max Metz ’10, for the alumni enewsletter As you approach the small roofed structure you’re not quite sure what is going on. You stumble a bit as you descend a narrow path more frequented by horses than human feet, being wary of snakes, dodging rocks and sharp sardine cans, getting closer…  Read More

SONWA winning books

SONWA Winners 1991-Present

Nature Books for Adults and Children

Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award Winners • 1991. Open Spaces, Jim Dale Vickery. Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA) gave its inaugural award to Minnesota author Jim Dale Vickery for Open Spaces , a book that takes the reader to the unpopulated spaces in North America. Vickery, who died in June 2014, continued to write about…  Read More