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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…

Northland Students in discussion.

Philosophy

A minor in philosophy develops critical thinking skills in the evolving Western tradition and can be combined with any major. A philosophy minor provides excellent preparation for graduate studies, law school, or business, community development, or simply for leading a better life….

Northland College Spanish Student

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…

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…

Northland College Baldwin Commons

Dining

Northland College is proud to have a strong local foods initiative. We’re already half way to our goal of having eighty percent of the food served on campus supplied from local sources. We have built the Hulings Rice Food Center to help reach that goal. Currently nearly twenty farms and…

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…