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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 Application Deadlines & Decisions

  • Early Decision I

    Undergraduate Deadline
    Nov.01
    Notification by Dec 15
  • Early Decision II

    Undergraduate Deadline
    Jan.01
    Notification by Feb 15
  • Early Action

    Undergraduate Deadline
    Nov.01
    Notification by Feb 01
  • Regular Decision

    Undergraduate Deadline
    Jan.01
    Notification by Apr 01

Faculty & Research

The College of Science is very proud of its faculty and their research initiatives. Here is a sampling of some of the latest research grant recipients...

Valerio Toledano Laredo

Mathematics

Valerio Toledano Laredo received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 1997. After working for almost ten...

Leila Deravi

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Integrating materials, biochemistry, and design at Northeastern University.

Jonathan Tilly

Biology

My lab seeks to improve women’s healthcare and overcome infertility by translating what we uncover through cellular, molecular, genetic,...

Lisa Barrett

Psychology

Dr. Barrett’s research focuses on the nature of emotion from the perspectives of both psychology and neuroscience, and takes...

Alessandro Vespignani

Physics

Alessandro Vespignani research activity is focused on the study of “techno-social” systems, where infrastructures composed of different technological layers...

Experiential Learning

NU's cooperative education program offers students experiences at home and abroad that result in a richer, more meaningful education. Take a look at some of the places where our science students are currently on co-op:

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By the Numbers

Northeastern College of Science By the Numbers

  • 26 … countries College of Science students are currently in for co-op
  • 137 … number of active research laboratories in the College of Science
  • 130 … countries Northeastern students call home
  • 200+ ... faculty members in the College of Science

News

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Illustration by Gregory Grinnell/Northeastern University

The Popularity of ‘ok boomer’ May Well Just ‘ok boomerang’

Before we consider how the phrase “ok boomer” might die, we should consider how it was born.
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10/25/19 - BOSTON, MA. - Kim Lewis, a University Distinguished Professor of Biology and Yu Imai, a postdoctoral research associate at Lewis’ lab, hold a petri dish encasing darobactin, a new type of antibiotic that can selectively kill Gram-negative bacteria. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

A New Antibiotic Has Been Hiding in the Gut of a Tiny Worm. It May Be Our Best Weapon Against Drug-resistant Bacteria.

After two years of work, a team of researchers led by Kim Lewis, University Distinguished Professor of biology, announced their discovery of darobactin, which can kill resistant microbes known as gram-negative…
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Design: Alice Grishchenko, Mauro Martino Data Analysis: Alexander Gates, Qing Ke, Onur Varol, Albert-L‡szl— Barab‡si. BarabasiLab 2019

150 Years of Science in a Cosmic Web of Paper Trails

An analysis of Nature’s database by Barabási’s team reveals that interdisciplinarity has been increasing in science overall for the past 110 years. No longer are the scientific disciplines being siloed off…
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Events

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Feb 10th, 2020
Fellows “Authority and Subversion” 2019-2020 Ekaterina Botchkovar Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice “War Exposure and Degradation of Morality: The Case of Ukraine” Patricia Mabrouk Professor, Department of Chemistry…