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Advocacy & Public Discourse

…can be heard in the pursuit of a deeper truth. Our purpose as a liberal arts college is to teach students how to think, not what to think. Our purpose as a liberal arts college with a unique focus on the environment and sustainability is to teach students how to…

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Op-Ed: Reinventing the Liberal Arts Model

…match the concerns and passions of students in a changing world. Instead of writing off the liberal arts, we need to make them relevant. We bring science and the arts together because as much as we need science, we need a generation that can interpret and communicate the findings. We…

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…and history of the arts. Through this program, you will be encouraged to see how your own creative endeavors relate to other disciplines within the liberal arts. See Studio Art Emphasis course list. We strive to foster creativity and critical thinking through studio arts and graphic design. Our program allows…

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Seminaries and divinity schools encourage a solid, broad liberal arts course of study as the best preparation for success at the graduate level. You will work closely with your advisor to determine the best course of study for the denomination and seminary of choice. You will have the opportunity to…

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Conventional & Unconventional Best Lists

Northland College is ranked in the top tier of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 ranking of best national liberal arts colleges, which was released today. National liberal arts colleges are those that emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half their degrees in the arts and sciences. U.S….

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Wisconsin Campuses Adopt Dramatic 'Green' Changes

…local food pantry. The liberal arts school with about 580 students is staking its future on environmental science. Northland in 1971 became one of the first colleges in the nation to offer an environmental studies degree. And its board of trustees just made sustainability its niche mission to attract more…

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Graduate Success

…ultimately change the world for the better. Northland College has been the launching point for scientists, educators, business owners, and dedicated professionals in almost every field imaginable. Our liberal arts curriculum, with its progressive focus on the environment and sustainability, gives you the tools, confidence, and vision to be competitive…

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Humanity and 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…

Mathematical Sciences

Inherent in music and art, philosophy and logic, and the social and natural sciences, mathematics is at the core of a liberal arts education. At Northland, you will explore the relationships between mathematics and these other disciplines, while also working collaboratively with the mathematics faculty to develop comprehensive skills in…



Think differently. Live differently. Northland College is a private, liberal arts college with a progressive focus on the environment and sustainability. We prepare 600 students from across the United States and around the world for meaningful lives and successful careers. Founded in 1892, Northland College is located at the tip…