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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

Steven Lopez
Award-winning professor launches work-from-anywhere research program for community college students
Steven Lopez will launch a research collaboration program for community college students throughout Massachusetts partly funded by the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.
Arial view of Fenway park hosting the University's commencement ceremony
Northeastern Undergraduate Commencement
``What gives me hope, throughout these challenges, is you. All of you, with your Northeastern experiences, ready to shape the future,`` says Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern.
Caps were flying Friday morning at the Commencement ceremony for graduate students at Fenway Park
Northeastern Graduate Commencement: Leila Fadel Tells Class of 2022 to ‘Write the Rest of Your Story’
Embrace your fears, offered award-winning journalist Leila Fadel, the featured speaker at Northeastern University’s Commencement ceremony for graduate students on Friday morning at Fenway Park in Boston.
a drop of solution goes into an at-home COVID test
Do at-home COVID tests expire?
“COVID-19 tests that are past their expiration dates should literally be thrown out,” Jared Auclair says. “They’ll be less potent and more likely to be inaccurate.”
Divers from the Three Seas program explore a rocky reef in Coiba National Park, Panama. Photo by Tim Briggs for Northeastern University
Take a deep dive into the Three Seas Program
The immersive and field-intensive program in marine biology allows students to live and work in three distinct environments. You’re invited to swim along.
flowers on campus
Q&A with Lindsey Alexanian, MS in Bioinformatics
Lindsey Alexanian shares their Northeastern experience in the Master of Science in Bioinformatics program, one of our professional master’s program offerings.
sam munoz holds up a test tube in a lab with the reflection of purple lights around him
Microplastics are everywhere, but their dangers largely remain a mystery, experts say
The abundance of microplastics found nearly anywhere around us has been a pressing issue for quite some time, but why? Sam Munoz and Aron Stubbins discuss the mystery of their effects.
Alessia Iancarelli poses with a digital graphc of the work she has been doing in her lab
Millions of research papers are published in a year. How do scientists keep up?
Scientists and researchers have lots of reading to do to keep up with the latest advancements in their fields. Read about how they balance and consume the newest research.

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The College of Science 2020-2021 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 Apr. 1

Graduate Degree Application Deadlines and Decisions

Domestic
Fall: August 1st
Spring: December 1st

International
Fall: June 1st
Spring: October 1st

International currently on a F1 visa in the US
Fall: July 15th
Spring: October 31st

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The Connected Science PhD

The Connected Science 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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