Research. Education. Innovation.

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

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Northeastern is top destination for Boston Public Schools’ valedictorians
The best and brightness from Boston Public Schools have decided on Northeastern as a top choice. Eleven of the 41 Boston Public Schools valedictorians will be attending Northeastern University this fall.
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Northeastern's Life Sciences Testing Center is helping Boston biotech develop best practices for monkeypox testing
Northeastern faculty in the Life Sciences Testing Center are working with Boston biotech company Ginkgo Bioworks to help detect and prevent the spread of monkeypox.
Northeastern students Lukas Dudzik and Alder Whiteford, Sewn Boutique founders, pose for a portrait in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex.
Northeastern entrepreneurs make fashion statement by connecting unique designer brands with consumers
Northeastern students Lukas Dudzik and Alder Whiteford discuss their online fashion platform Sewn Boutique.
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Researchers discover promising new catalysis for hydrogen fuel cells
Northeastern professors Sanjeev Mukerjee and Arun Bansil discuss their breakthrough research on catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells.
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What are crowdsourced photos taken along hiking trails telling us about the climate?
Northeastern graduate Graceanne Piselli's uses crowdsourced data on local plants along New England National Scenic Trail to help identify signs of climate change.
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Can infrastructure and tourism endure triple-digit temperatures, extreme weather during ‘Danger Season’?
“A warmer atmosphere is a ‘thirstier’ atmosphere, increasing the likelihood of droughts and wildfires by causing more water to evaporate from the earth’s surface,” says Samuel Munoz.
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The teeny, tiny ticks that cause the most Lyme disease are out
Summer is here, meaning it’s time to break out the tick protection along with the sunscreen.
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Advancing Women in Science 2022 Scholars
Congratulations to the five undergraduate students who have been named 2022 Advancing Women in Science Scholars!

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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A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF LEARNING

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Accelerated Masters Degrees Offered by COS

Earn your Undergraduate and Masters Degree in less time with the PlusOne Program

MAJOR FUNDING from grants and industry partners
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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A Research University with Boundless Potential
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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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