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If you are currently serving in the military, have served in the past, or are a dependent of someone who has, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.). Northland College actively assists eligible students with applying their educational benefits towards a degree….

Photo from Standing Rock

Advocacy & Public Discourse

…thinking required to create the pathways of healing and enlightened stewardship necessary for our security and survival. As an institution of higher education, Northland College actively engages in both examination and discourse regarding the contentious and difficult issues of our society today, tomorrow, and in the past. We encourage our

Northland College sociology class meets at cemetery to collect data.

Sociology and Social Justice

…and students from other colleges and universities as they present their research projects and findings. We also value learning from travel/study projects and have in the recent past taken students to far-flung places, such as the rain forests of Mexico and Australia, the temple cities of Japan, and the native-run…

Northland College students and alum prepare rain garden

Rain Gardens Provide Stormwater Storage

This past summer Nile Merton ’15 returned to campus to finish a project he started as a student, updating the rain garden at the Larson-Juhl Center for Science and the Environment. At the same time, across campus, junior Shelly Ray started plans for a rain garden for the new Hulings…

Student holding turtle


…gene expression in northern turtles. A philosophy of collaboration upholds and enhances our commitment to collaborative science research and outreach. Many of our biology professors work in partnerships with government agencies and non-profit institutions to conduct research, create internships, and find future jobs for you. Biology overlaps with many natural…

Northland College teaching students talk with Washburn fifth graders

For Lucas, Elementary Ed Provides Pathway to Greater Good

Harrison Lucas '17

…a good stepping stone right there to branch from there. I mean, the youth are the future leaders and someone looked at me and probably looked at others and was like, “Well, they’re the future of our country.” So, if I could make an impact on them that would be…


…and must pay back with interest. In addition to receiving scholarships and grants, loans allow you and/or your parent(s) to borrow additional money to help with your investment in your future. At Northland College, we offer Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), and alternative loans.  …

Northland College teaching students talk with Washburn fifth graders

Environmental Education

The field and practice of environmental education refers to both formal and non-formal efforts to teach about how natural environments function, how human behaviors shape and influence those natural functions, and how we can change our behaviors in order to sustain a healthy environment for the future of all living…

Northland College alum Roxanne Johnson at work at Blue Green Alliance

Uniting Labor and Environment

Roxanne Johnson '03 on the BlueGreen Alliance

…regulations are driving investments in the clean economy all over the world and creating jobs. We’re also seeing more overlap of labor and environment in social justice movements like the People’s Climate Movement. Part of building a resilient future in the face of climate change is making sure our economy…

Student leaning on a tree


…Northland College we’ve created a unique psychology major that fits with our mission. In addition to studying how and why people do what they do, our program helps you to focus on issues that are important to building a sustainable future such as the relationship between humans and nature, working…