Department Facilities

West Science BuildingThe Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department’s classroom space, labs and faculty offices are located in the two buildings that make up the Seaborg Science Complex: New Science and West Science. This state-of-the-art facility hosts a geographic information systems and a remote sensing lab with mobile device docking stations, printers, a wide-format plotter and a mainframe server. Northern’s EEGS Department has a collection of more than 75,000 maps.

Extending learning off campus, the faculty and students visit the Upper Peninsula’s many rivers, streams, lakes, hills and plains, as well as NMU’s Longyear Forest, a 120-acre woodland area located a few miles from campus. Students also actively learn along the shores of Lake Superior, the largest fresh water lake in the world in terms of surface area, which is a mere 10-minute walk from campus.

Labs and Facilities




  • Department office (3001 New Science Facility) Phone: 906-227-2500