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Ethical Wildlife Photography

All bird photographers want that perfect shot, and sometimes they’ll go to great lengths to get it (read Audubon magazine’s feature). The problem comes when that pursuit jeopardizes the welfare and safety of the birds themselves. LoonWatch wants to make sure our contest photos are taken in an ethical way. While that might sound easy,…  Read More …  Read More

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A minor in philosophy develops critical thinking skills in the evolving Western tradition and can be combined with any major. …  Read More

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Physics minor coursework covers basic principles and scientific techniques of physics. It includes advanced instruction in atmospheric physics, thermodynamics, classical mechanics, and modern physics.…  Read More

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Fools Photography

Adjunct Photography Professor Bob Gross had a little pre-April Fools fun in his Digital Photography classroom yesterday. Students learn about exposure settings, lighting basics, photoshop techniques, “and how to bend the rules of time and space with your mind,” he said.…  Read More

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Unleash Your Creativity. If you have the courage to explore your potential as an artist, we have the faculty and facilities to help you discover your passion, hone your skills, and build your confidence as an artist. We strive to foster creativity and critical thinking through studio arts and graphic design. Our program allows you…  Read More


Innovative Solutions. We are looking for solutions to complex global problems and chemistry provides the key. As a chemistry major, you’ll go beyond learning the properties of elements, molecules, and other fundamental principles, you’ll also study advanced chemical technologies to improve our energy efficiency and reduce our environmental impact. The hands-on coursework in this major—including…  Read More

Northland College Professor of Geology Tom Fitz standing in front of map, showing students the region


Rock Solid Connections. Gain a full understanding of the formation and internal composition of your home planet. Our geology major takes you on a full-scale adventure throughout the entire history of Earth, from its formation to the present-day physical, chemical, and biological changes it is still undergoing. You will study the minerals, rocks, soils, and…  Read More

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Preserving Our Future. Do you love working outdoors? Do you understand the importance of mitigating ecological impacts of climate change? You’ll love our natural resources program. Surrounded by a million acres of forest and the largest freshwater lake in the world, our campus is the perfect place for you build a foundation based on the ecological, economic, policy,…  Read More

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Create Effective Change 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,…  Read More

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Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation

The Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation focuses on scientific research, communication, and thought leadership on water issues in the Great Lakes region and beyond. The Burke Center specializes in “translating” science to the general public, government agencies, NGOs, agriculture, and the private sector, helping to edify water policy in a wide variety of…  Read More