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Fitness Center

Fitness Center

Welcome to the Northland College fitness and recreation center, an 8,000 square foot, open floor space for recreation, conditioning, physical training, and wellness programs. Newly renovated in 2014, the facility is open to students, faculty, and staff. Features bouldering wall strength machines, spin bikes, treadmills, and elliptical trainers free weights…

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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…

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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…

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Native American Studies

The Native American studies major focuses on indigenous culture and traditional teachings at the core of the program, with particular attention given to Lake Superior regional native history. The program includes first-hand contact with local tribes and native Ojibwe communities alongside a rigorous academic curriculum. The curriculum includes native worldviews…

Native American Museum

The Native American Museum was established with the goal of expressing the history, language, arts, and culture of the Ojibwe people and indigenous people from around the world for the educational benefit of community members and visitors to the Chequamegon Bay area, Located on the first floor of Mead Hall,…

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Climate Science

The atmosphere is complex—and fascinating, which is why scientists have studied it for more than a century. Our setting on Lake Superior highlights this complexity, making it even more interesting. Severe storms can move toward the area, only to lose energy as they get close. Small changes in wind direction…

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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…

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Geographic Information Systems

The geographic information systems (GIS) minor introduces students to the concepts and theory of GIS, and helps them to develop the practical skills necessary when using basic GIS software in a variety of applications. Courses include three in using ArcGIS software, in addition to remote sensing, GPS, and geodatabases. Each…