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Scientific Discovery Around Every Corner

Navajo Code Talkers during World War II
Cracking the code to Native American language revitalization
The U.S. Military picked the Navajo language for a World War II secret code because the language was dying. Incidentally, the code jumpstarted the efforts to keep the language alive. Northeastern linguistics professor Adam Cooper explains ...
A Shipworm
Shipworms can sink a boat. Northeastern researchers explain digestive process
Known as the clam that has sunk a thousand ships, shipworms are strange looking—and strange acting—animals.
Alexander Anderson stands on Everest base camp rock
Northeastern student’s climate research co-op on Mount Everest a ‘spectacular experience’
Alexander Anderson’s co-op included a grueling two-week trek from the Khumbu region of Nepal to Everest Base Camp with the Himalayan Climate and Science Institute to support the installation of the world’s highest weather station.
The Mathematical Patterns Hidden in Northeastern’s Arboretum
The Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio are present everywhere in nature, including in the Northeastern University Arboretum. Northeastern mathematics professor Evan Dummit explains how the phenomenon is more than a coincidence.
Celebrate LGBTQIA+ People in STEM Day and Transgender Awareness Week with a Q&A
Last Friday, November 18th, was LGBTQIA+ People in STEM Day, which was also part of Transgender Awareness Week. We sat down with four COS members within the LGBTQIA+ People in STEM community, Naomi Trevino, Jasmyn Genchev, Savannah Swinea,...
Vaccine vile full of liquid
‘We are in a much better place.’ Why experts predict a milder winter for COVID-19
The winter forecast for COVID-19 looks to be the mildest yet, say experts from Northeastern University.
The Desert Dialogue: Q&A With Caterina Wang
Caterina Wang, a recent graduate of Khoury College of Computer Science, completed her studies at Northeastern while on a Dialogue of Civilizations Program held in the desert of Israel: “SUSTAINABLE LIVING IN A HARSH DESERT ENVIRONMENT”...
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Connecting with Excellence: Northeastern’s College of Science 2021-2022 Annual Report
Science research breaks frontiers, to reveal the unexpected and the fascinating, and toward powerful solutions. Explore the achievements of the College of Scien ce in our 2021-2022 Annual Report, ``Connecting with Excellence.``

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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
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Early Decision II
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Graduate Degree Application Deadlines and Decisions

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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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