• Superior connections students around a fire

The foundation of your academic studies is established through Northland’s general education curricula. All of the general education curricula are designed to ensure that students develop:

  • foundational skills in written communication and quantitative reasoning;
  • a breadth of disciplinary learning characteristic of a liberally educated individual;
  • an understanding of diversity, inequality, prejudice, and discrimination; and
  • an understanding of natural systems and the complex relationships between human endeavors and the natural world.

In addition, students who successfully complete a general education curriculum at Northland College recognize the strengths and limitations of specific academic disciplines and are prepared to think systemically and creatively about complex questions and issues.

Students who enter Northland in the fall of 2017 or after fulfill general education requirements through completion of the Liberal Education for the Environment and Society program.

Students who entered Northland during the 2016-17 academic year fulfill general education requirements through completion of transitional versions of the Natural, Growing, or Superior Connections programs.

Students who entered Northland prior to the fall of 2016, fulfill general education requirements through completion of the Natural, Growing, or Superior Connections programs.

Students who entered the College prior to the fall of 2017 may also choose to move forward into a newer general education program. For details about making such a move, students should contact the Registrar’s Office.