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Across a culture of respect and equity, we are solving the greatest challenges of our planet, with groundbreaking fundamental and applied research. Through innovative, research-linked experiential education, our students are empowered to be confident, entrepreneurial problem-solvers, with flexible skills for a vast set of careers.

Scientific Discovery Around Every Corner

Q&A with NSF CAREER Award winner, Andreia Ionescu
Andreia Ionescu, a biology professor at Northeastern, recently won the 2023 NSF CAREER Award for her project: Understanding how the hierarchical organization of growth plate stem cells controls skeletal growth.
Lyric Westlund
Q&A with Lyric Westlund COS ’25, Science Connects to Innovation Scholarship Recipient
Meet the first Science Connects to Innovation Scholarship recipient, Lyric Westlund ’25, a behavioral neuroscience student. Lyric was given a $5,000 one-time award for full-time COS undergraduate students.
Student Club Spotlight: Community Palette
Community Palette is a new club on campus that aims to serve individuals in underprivileged, clinical, and community settings in Boston through creative and visual arts initiatives.
Are space elevators possible? Physicist says they could transform humanity into a ‘spacefaring civilization’
While conventional wisdom suggests that space launch via rockets is the best way to send human beings into orbit, other “non-rocket” methods have been proposed, including a futuristic “space elevator.”
International Day of Women and Girls in Science with Carla Mattos
To celebrate this day, read about Northeastern’s very own third-generation female scientist and professor, Carla Mattos!
What are the best products to prevent, relieve chapped lips?
When finding a product for your chapped lips, going with something simple is best, says Leila Deravi, an associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern University.
Yes, the moon is shrinking. Here’s what that means for the planned Artemis III mission — and future lunar visits
As NASA prepares for the still-to-be-scheduled Artemis III mission, researchers are learning more about the geologic profile of Earth’s lone satellite — including that it, apparently, has been shrinking.
The largest body of water west of the Mississippi disappeared 130 years ago — now it’s back
Tulare Lake “was the largest body of fresh water west of the Mississippi River. It’s really difficult to imagine that now,” says Vivian Underhill, formerly a postdoctoral research fellow at Northeastern University with the Social Sci...

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The College of Science Strategic Plan 2023-2028

From the springboard of present innovations, we envision the exciting, important next phase of the College of Science as a weave of six THREADS, each with multiple GOALS, connecting across the College, other Northeastern Colleges, and our Global University. Every part of our plan supports the university Academic Plan and the high-impact projection of Northeastern University.

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The College of Science 2021-2022 Annual Report

Our Annual Report explores our collective accolades, research endeavors, student and alumni accomplishments, and more.

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Departments & Programs of Study

The College of Science’s broad-ranging programs in physical sciences, life sciences and mathematics are aimed at a deep understanding of emerging research and technology. Discover the degree programs available, learn about the faculty and research opportunities, and more!

Undergraduate Degree Application Deadlines and Decisions

Early Decision I
Deadline Nov. 1, Notification by Dec. 15

Early Decision II
Deadline Jan. 1, Notification by Feb. 15

Early Action
Deadline Nov. 1, Notification by Feb. 1

Regular Decision
Deadline Jan. 1, Notification by April 1

Graduate Degree Application Deadlines and Decisions

Domestic
Fall: Aug. 15
Spring: Dec. 1

International
Fall: July 1
Spring: Nov. 1

International currently on a F1 visa in the US
Fall: July 15
Spring: Nov. 15

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Accelerated Masters Degrees Offered by COS

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The Connected Science Community PhD

The Connected Science Community PhD from the College of Science is a unique pathway to extraordinary career opportunities.

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What to Think About When You Get Here

Where will COS take you?

Our wide scope of Experiential Learning opportunities help our students discover their future path. Experiences include our signature Cooperative Education (co-op) program, vast Global Experience offerings, and civic outreach through our Service-Learning platform. Students work with advisors to tailor their education to meet specific learning and personal goals

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Research is the foundation of the scientific community. It will build your resume, help you forge connections, and give you a glimpse into potential careers. Take advantage of the head start by reviewing all your opportunities at COS. Think big, and get to work.

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The PlusOne Program

If you’re set on getting a master’s, you might as well start early. The PlusOne Program gives students the opportunity to pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees successively, in a condensed period of time.

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Scholarships, Clubs, and Student Life

So much of the Northeastern COS experience takes place outside the classroom. Don’t miss out on the clubs, scholarships, and research opportunities all across campus.

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PreMed and PreHealth Program

Our PreMed and PreHealth Advising program offers personalized expertise to COS students pursuing careers in healthcare. This comprehensive program includes application guidance, workshops and presentations, course mapping and more.

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