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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…

Great Lakes

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…

Loon and Baby

LoonWatch

Imagine a northern lake without the haunting calls and awe-inspiring presence of the common loon. It’s a disturbing thought, but in some places, it’s happening. Air and water pollution, loss of habitat, and increasing recreational activities on lakes all pose serious threats to loons across North America, and in some…

Prayer flags hanging on campus

Pre-Ministry

Seminaries and divinity schools encourage a solid, broad liberal arts course of study as the best preparation for success at the graduate level. You will work closely with your advisor to determine the best course of study for the denomination and seminary of choice. You will have the opportunity to…

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 history professor and students

History

At Northland, the study of history is more than just memorizing a string of names and dates; it’s the study of life. We like to treat history a bit like detective work, bringing in primary documents for you to analyze—to piece together clues about how people who lived in different…

Student leaning on a tree

Psychology

Psychology is a broad field ripe with possibilities. You can explore how the brain makes sense of the visual world, how children and adolescents develop a social identity, how groups work together in cooperation and conflict, how individuals make sense of their own lives, and many other questions. Here at…

2021 SONWA recipients Ocean Soup (written by Meeg Pincus and illustrated by Lucy Semple) and Finding the Mother Tree (written by Suzanne Simard)

SONWA Book Awards

On Earth Day each year, Northland College announces its choices for the best in nature writing for the previous year. Three authors are selected to receive the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA) for adult, young adult, and children’s literature. Established in 1991, SONWA honors the literary legacy of…

Group walking on the beach

Counseling Services

We work to create a learning environment where you will feel safe, respected, and valued. Our goal is to encourage you to develop a well-rounded and balanced life including care for self, others, and the world. As the mental health resource for Northland College, this office provides free, comprehensive services…