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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

Fiona Howard’s body was collapsing. Now she’s a world-ranked para dressage rider aiming for the Paris Olympics
The 2021 Northeastern graduate suffers from the muscle disease dystonia and digestive problems that keep her on a feeding tube. After nearly dying, the experienced equestrian had to learn to ride all over again.
Using a Novel Balloon-Borne Technology to Probe Deeper into our Dark Universe
NASA has awarded Northeastern and partners a prestigious grant to launch a particle detector into earth’s upper atmosphere.
A biological trigger of early puberty is uncovered by Northeastern scientists
New research conducted by the Brenhouse Lab reveals how early life adversity triggers early puberty and late-life anxiety, paving the way for potential interventions.
What is ‘marine snow’? And how do microplastics slow the rate at which carbon is pulled from the sea surface to the depths?
A new study shows that microplastics may reduce the ocean’s ability to help offset the climate crisis by hampering carbon sequestration.
Congratulations 2025 Tier 1 Award Winners!
This year, 25 cross-disciplinary teams have been chosen for highly competitive Tier 1 Awards, with 11 of these teams involving faculty from the College of Science.
What’s in a name? A linguistics expert explains why some baby names dominate the charts year after year
Liam, Olivia, Emma and Noah all topped the charts again in 2023, according to the Social Security Administration. But there’s a reason why parents love these names.
Northeastern’s Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis celebrates 50th anniversary by looking to the future
“Barnett has been and continues to be a leader in mass spectrometry, now including methods that can analyze miniscule samples,” says Hazel Sive, dean of Northeastern’s College of Science.
Roux graduate students put real-world skills on display at Student Showcase
On April 25th, the annual Student Showcase was held at Northeastern University's Roux Institute where students presented projects that demonstrated the practical application of the expertise they've gained throughout their graduate educati...

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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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