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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.


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

Northland College Frank Wroblewski presenting to the Venus Exploration Analysis Group, a NASA-sponsored working group

Geology Student Presents Planetary Research to NASA Working Group

Parsonage Fund Provides Backing for Conference

Senior Frank Wroblewski is a geology senior interested in planetary science, with specific interests in surface processes. He was the first Northland College student selected last summer for an international NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Internship at the Lunar Planetary Institute where he researched the geologic processes on the surface of Venus and the

Happy Anniversary, LoonWatch


If you live on a lake, or even if you don’t, your favorite wild creature might well be a loon. I’ve often wondered: What benignly demented sort of deity would create such a thing as a loon, to captivate us with musical calls and bewitch us with glowing red eyes set in deep black? Forty…  Read More

Northland College student Megan McPeak does research

McPeak: Making It Happen

A love for learning and Lake Superior is what lured graduating senior Megan McPeak to Northland College—and may someday bring her back. “I knew this was my time to be here—in my favorite place in the world—and to really focus on learning,” McPeak explained. Focused indeed. She double-majored in math and meteorology, and double-minored in chemistry…  Read More

Northland College goalie blocks puck

Meet the Next Sustainable Entrepreneur

By Sean Devlin, ’15 Jesse DiLillo didn’t come to Northland College to be a sustainable entrepreneurship major, and he certainly never expected to take on the role of goaltender for men’s soccer. He was coming to play goaltender for the LumberJack ice hockey team and to study business. “I have always been interested in the…  Read More

Northland Collge graduate Anthony Procik

Social Change and Nonprofit Work

Profile: Anthony Procik Graduation: 2015 Major: mathematical science Minors: physics and environmental law and policy Hometown: Algonquin, Illinois For Anthony Procik, every class and experience at Northland College was literally life changing. During his time at Northland, Procik’s dreams about his future fluctuated with each new interest he uncovered. But the experience that most influenced…  Read More

Student looking through geology loop

A Future in Geologic Time

Profile: Julianne “Annie” Daw Graduated: 2015 Major: environmental geosciences—geology and mathematical sciences Minor: physics Hometown: Costa Mesa, California Annie Daw decided to come to Northland College because she wanted a big change in her life. She’d never lived in the Midwest and was looking for a college with an environmental focus. “I loved the fact…  Read More