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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.

Loon and baby on lake

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

Northland College Japanese exchange students share a laugh with Northland College alumnus Liz Windett


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

Northland College student levitating using photography tricks.

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.

2019 SONWA Winning books, To Speak for the Trees and The Boy Who Grew a Forest

Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Awards Announced

The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute has announced the winning 2019 books for the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA). Author Diana Beresford-Kroeger has been selected for the top prize in nature writing for her autobiographical release, To Speak for the Trees: My Life’s Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision

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COVID-19 Updates

Recent Updates March 27: Grading Policy Changes March 26: Alumni & Friends Message March 25: May Term Instruction Online March 24: Campus Notice: Stay at Home Order March 21: Window Service Ends at Campus Post Office March 20: Message from the President March 19: Working from Home March 19: Bayfield County Confirmed Case March 19:

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President Karl I. Solibakke

Karl Ivan Solibakke Northland College President Tucked along the south shore of Lake Superior, Northland College is surrounded by the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest—more than one million acres of public lands that form a desirable and unforgettable ecosystem. Our location not only affords living laboratories for experiential engagement, but it

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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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Small classroom sizes and hands-on experience are the hallmark of the biology major.

Chemistry student in the lab


Our chemistry major delivers a broad scientific background that provides a solid foundation in chemistry, math, and physics.