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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….

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Powwow and Awareness

We believe it is important to share indigenous culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, and ways of life with our community. Awareness activities are presented in partnership with the Native American Student Association and the Northland College Student Association. We hope you join us and have some fun. More information is…

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Pre-Law

The American Bar Association, the American Association of Law Schools, and pre-law advising organizations agree that a solid liberal arts education is the best preparation for law school. Because of this, law schools accept students with a wide variety of majors and backgrounds. Your advisor will help you find a…

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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…

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Athletics

Athletics at Northland allows you the flexibility to excel in the classroom while competing in your sport at a collegiate level. We support your physical and your mental life by investing in both academics and athletics. In fact we’ve just completed a new campus fitness center as well as a…

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Health Services

The Health Center assists you in taking responsibility for your own health, and to create a full and balanced lifestyle as well as a healthy community. The Health Center is located in the Ponzio Campus Center and staffed by a registered nurse. Services Provided Treatment and assessment of minor illness,…

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Outdoor Orientation

The orientation program will prepare you for the first day of classes, offer opportunities to meet new students, and answer any questions you have about living at Northland College. New student orientation is for all first-year and transfer students. The program is made up of an outdoor orientation (OO) trip…

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Humanities

Curious about what it means to be human? Then this one might be for you. You will focus on exploring the human condition through the ideas, artistic movements, religions, ideologies, and intellectual structures that humans use, and have used, to understand and give meaning to their world. At the heart…

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Native Student Offerings

Whether you are looking at majoring in Native American studies, you want to help bring cultural awareness to campus, or are dedicated to promoting STEM fields to youth, we hope you find your passion here.      …

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Humanity and Nature Studies

This major mixes the liberal arts with the environmental crunchiness that so many students want. With humanity and nature studies, you can craft your major from a menu of courses—from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to create a major that matches your interests. Your studies combine the cultural…