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(1) Elizabeth Curtis at Boston Beer Company. Photo by Tim Briggs (2) Katie Larkin, Jameson O’Reilly, and Preston Epps at CERN (3) Megan Cullis at the New England Aquarium

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.

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Our faculty are internationally recognized contributors and leaders in a wide range of disciplines, tackling the global challenges facing health, security, and sustainability in their labs and classrooms.
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WSJ - Covid-19 immune response could be long lasting, but variants present risks
Samuel Scarpino comments on the impact low vaccination rates in certain areas will have on surges in COVID-19 infections for The WSJ.
Jacqueline, a student in the College of Science PlusOne Program, has completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry and will be graduating with her master’s degree in Chemistry in August 2020. Jackie would recommend the PlusOne program to students who want to get a more advanced degree, but do not want to complete a PhD, as a Master’s degree is usually included in a PhD.
Jacqueline Wood’s journey through two degrees
``The PlusOne program and the College of Science have prepared me for my future,`` says Jacqueline Woods, S'20.
Photo of Covid-19 vaccine administered through an inhaler.
No needles? No problem. This COVID-19 vaccine could be inhaled.
New research by Paul Whitford suggests that future COVID-19 vaccines could be inhaled instead of administered via needle. His work is published by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Katie Lotterhos working in the lab
What would make oysters better? This scientist is figuring it out.
Katie Lotterhos, associate professor of marine and environmental sciences, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation and a Fulbright scholarship. She plans to breed better oysters.
David Femi Lamptey and Nita Akoh pose for a photo
COVID-19 is surging through Africa. These students want to help.
In her new role as president of the Northeastern African Student Organization, behavioral neuroscience major Nita Akoh hopes to help Africa fight COVID-19.
CNN - Extreme heat cooked mussels, clams and other shellfish alive in Western Canada
Unprecedented heat has killed as many as 1 billion mussels living along Western Canada beaches, a grim warning for the future of our oceans says Brian Helmuth. displayed on smartphone screen
A class project inspired this healthcare device to solve a common drug storage problem
Northeastern students develop a potentially affordable solution for storing pharmaceutical drugs at the right temperature.

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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

Fall: August 1st
Spring: December 1st

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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Where will the College of Science 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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What to Think About When You Get Here

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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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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