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Professor Travis Proctor Religion

Religious Studies

Religious studies will prepare you for most anything. This is an incredible opportunity to explore your most deeply held convictions with mentorship and support of your peers. You will engage in fundamental questions of human knowledge, morality, and faith utilizing an interdisciplinary approach that includes philosophy. This major attracts the…

Northland College sociology class meets at cemetery to collect data.

Sociology and Social Justice

Sociology and social justice will give you access to core issues and to fundamental truths about society and culture and the tools for understanding these issues. The faculty emphasizes statistics, field research methods, and sociological concepts in their classes every day. Some classes involve group projects, panel presentations, and outreach…

Spanish

Our Spanish program will give you opportunities to develop, hone, and refine your foreign language skills: it’s all about fluency and proficiency. You can enroll in two years of Spanish courses for a total of four courses. These courses help prepare you for graduate school language requirements, give you a…

President Miller helping at STAR camp

Community Outreach

From on-campus youth classes to cultural workshops to tribal educational fairs, the ICC staff provide community outreach throughout the region. We serve as a resource to students and indigenous groups. If you are interested in these or other outreach activities, click on contact us below. tabling at tribal educational fairs…

Northland student portaging canoe

Outdoor Education

Backpacker Magazine ranks Northland second in a list of the nation’s best colleges for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. The reasons? Our proximity to trails, rivers, forests, Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands, our outdoor rec opportunities, student clubs, Outdoor Orientation, outdoor education major, and our passionate professors. In short,…

Aquatics class electrofishing in stream

Water Science

Water is the fundamental resource for life. As it flows through the environment it connects ecosystems to the Earth and connects us to each other and the world around us. Its beauty inspires awe and the Lake Superior region is one of the most amazing water environments anywhere.

Wildlife Ecology student

Writing

Get ready to dive into the art and craft of writing fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction—from introductory courses to advanced workshops. In addition to writing, we believe you need to understand the underpinnings of literary traditions to develop as a serious writer, so expect to take literature courses as part…

This is how we do natural resources. Woman with fish.

Natural Resources

You like the outdoors, right? Then you’re going to love this place. Northland College has a location like nowhere else on Earth. We are surrounded by a million acres of forest and the largest freshwater lake in the world. These amazing natural resources are right outside our doors and serve…

Physics students with a scale

Physics

Physics minor coursework covers basic principles and scientific techniques of physics. It includes advanced instruction in atmospheric physics, thermodynamics, classical mechanics, and modern physics. As the broadest of the sciences, physics provides rigorous problem-solving training that is applicable across the disciplines. A minor in physics is a particularly appropriate complement…