Set on the spectacular shores of Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, NMU offers an educational experience unlike any other. Our immersive degree programs take a hands-on approach extending beyond the classroom, providing students with real-world value they will not find elsewhere. Northern's 7,600 students are surrounded by a team of supportive faculty, staff and community members who are committed to their success in college and beyond. With approximately 170 degree programs, NMU offers nearly endless possibilities that cater to individual student strengths and choices. Each degree program features immersive learning opportunities and hands-on research available early in a student's undergraduate training and continuing through our master's programs. Our student-faculty ratio is 20:1 and the average class size is 27. Students are taught mostly by professors, and our faculty are famously accessible in and out of the classroom. NMU's 350-acre campus and surrounding area serve as a natural extension of the classroom. Students are putting classroom knowledge into practice by researching brain tumors, neurological and psychiatric disorders, mental health, concussions, cloud computing, semi-conductors, climate refugees, poaching, marine conservation and restoration, salamander migration, bat pollinators, carnivore diets, invasive species, solar cells and multiple facets of sustainability. At Invent@NMU, students help entrepreneurs bring their product to market. English students work on the acclaimed Passages North literary journal. Psychology students help children with autism throughout the region through the on-campus Behavior Education Assessment and Research Center, while clinical sciences students practice their skills with community youth and adults in the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic. Students pursuing a degree in Medicinal Plant Chemistry will be prepared for a career in the cannabis, herbal extract, and natural product industries, as they pursue the first 4-year undergraduate degree program of its kind focusing on the emerging industries related to medicinal plant production, analysis, and distribution. The Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Institute on campus augments the information assurance/cyber defense bachelor's degree and provides non-degree industry credentials for rapidly growing and emerging careers in the field. The new SISU: The Innovation Institute is reimaging the future of learning with curricular innovations, interdisciplinary programs and experiential collaborations with employers.