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Discover. Partner. Innovate.

Dedicated to providing an innovative, experientially-driven scientific education that inspires the next generation of leaders, and to creating new knowledge and technologies that transform our future. We are committed to integrating intellectual discovery and use-inspired research to improve the human condition and the environment.

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

Graduate degree deadlines vary by department and program. Please see application instructions for more information.

A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF LEARNING

Experiential Learning in 136 countries and 7 continents

faculty members in the College of Science
IN FUNDING from grants and industry partners

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!

  • 15+ Majors
  • 14+ Minors
  • 43+ Combined Majors
  • 17+ PhD & Masters

PreMed & PreHealth

Our PreMed and PreHealth Advising program offers personalized expertise to COS students pursuing careers in health careers. This comprehensive program includes application guidance, workshops and presentations, course mapping and more.

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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

A Whole New World
of Learning

Our wide scope of Experiential Learning opportunities help COS students discover what they want to do—or not do—after graduation. Pathways 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 experiential education to meet specific learning and personal goals.

Past Co-Op Employers

  • Alnylam Pharamaceuticals
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • City of Boston
  • Genentech
  • Merck KGaA
  • Government of The United States
  • Northeastern University
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • US Food and Drug Administration
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Harvard University

See Where Our Students Have Been

Abigail Campbell sinks down past vibrant coral heads towards a sandy clearing, trailed by a collection of brightly colored fish hoping for a meal.
Elizabeth Curtis, Biology ’19, pulls a sample of a beer during the brewing process at Boston Beer Company in Jamaica Plain.
Julie Dobkin pictured “babysitting” Philly, a baby orphaned baboon who is being hand raised on the sanctuary.
The Minds Behind COS
Faculty Spotlight
Valerio Toledano Laredo/
Mathematics
Valerio Toledano Laredo received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 1997. After working for almost ten years at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, he joined Northeastern in 2006. His research has been continuously funded by the National Science Foundation since 2007.
Leila Deravi
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
The Biomaterials Design Group at Northeastern University works at the interface of bio-analytical chemistry, materials science, and design. We investigate fundamental mechanisms behind systems in biology and use our understanding to better inform the design new classes of protein-based biomaterials that may interface with or enhance the performance of humans.
Jonathan Tilly
Biology
For over two decades, my laboratory has sought to promote a deeper understanding of the genetic and epigenetic drivers of cell lineage specification, differentiation and death, and to then utilize the information gained from these studies for development of innovative new technologies to improve human health within and across generations.
Lisa Barrett
Psychology
Dr. Barrett’s research focuses on the nature of emotion from the perspectives of both psychology and neuroscience, and takes inspiration from anthropology, philosophy, and linguistics.
Alessandro Vespignani
Physics
Alessandro Vespignani research activity is focused on the study of “techno-social” systems, where infrastructures composed of different technological layers are interoperating within the social component that drives their use and development.

News

February 25, 2020

Both Insulator and Conductor, This Material Will Help Revolutionize Quantum Computing

Researchers at Northeastern are studying rat brains to understand how trauma in infancy makes children, but especially girls, more likely to develop anxiety and other similar disorders later in life. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
February 25, 2020

Childhood Trauma Changes Your Brain. But It Doesn’t Have to Be Permanent.

Neuroscientists at Northeastern are using rats to understand how trauma in infancy makes children, but especially girls, more likely to develop anxiety and other similar disorders later in life.
A team of Northeastern students was recently selected by NASA to enter the Big Idea Challenge, and will receive a $90,000 award to develop a robotic system to help astronauts explore permanently shadowed regions of the moon. From left: Julian Morgen, Paige Butler, and María Belén Ou. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
February 24, 2020

NASA Is Going Back to the Moon. Northeastern University Students Are Designing Robots to Explore the Terrain.

Some parts of the moon never see the light, but they are full of resources that NASA could mine to settle on the lunar surface and venture beyond. The agency…
February 24, 2020

What Hidden Mysteries Lie Within the 15th-century Dragon Prayer Book?

When researchers unearthed a tiny, fragile prayer book hidden deep in Northeastern’s archives, they embarked on a journey to unlock its mysteries. Complex script, medieval music, and poisonous ink are…

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