Northern Michigan University

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Northern Michigan University is a four-year public university with about 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the scenic Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Northern offers a distinct opportunity for education inside and outside of the classroom. Classes incorporate academic service learning projects, field excursions, hands-on interaction and more.

The university offers a variety of degree programs related to natural resources including biology, earth science, ecology and environmental studies, and sustainability. Student research in these areas is often presented at industry conferences or published in academic journals. NMU students are heavily involved in research and internships that make them competitive in the global marketplace and NMU has several cooperative agreements with natural resource agencies.

Classes outside of designated programs also take advantage of our diverse and picturesque location with courses in environmental communication and campaigns, discussing ecological and social issues with classmates and the community, as well as capitalizing on the highly sophisticated technology NMU has developed and installed to deliver courses both on and off campus.

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Mission Statement

Northern Michigan University challenges its students and employees to think independently and critically, develop lifelong learning habits, acquire career skills, embrace diversity and become productive citizens in the regional and global community.

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