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

Quantum Physics studio illustration.
The world’s most powerful particle accelerator is helping discover the universe’s deepest secrets
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s most powerful particle accelerator and is used to study elementary particles and their interactions.
Members of the Northeastern Chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) stand in front of a sign that reads SASE.
Northeastern University STEM students accelerate their professional development at the SASE National Conference
On October of 2023, the Northeastern Chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) attended the 2023 SASE National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mariah Carey performs onstage during her “All I Want For Christmas Is You” tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Why “All I Want for Christmas is You” is still popular 30 years later
Some people begin playing Christmas music the moment the clock strikes 12 on Dec. 1 (or on Nov. 1 if they’re really spirited). Usually included on that playlist? Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
Members of the Chakraborty lab work together in a classroom.
Chakraborty awarded with $1.99 Million NIH Grant to Revolutionize glycoprotein Understanding and Biomaterial Design
Mucins, which are densely glycosylated proteins, are central players in numerous biological processes, disease conditions, and potential therapies.
A boat travels down the Mississippi River.
Climate modelers can’t agree on the Mississippi River’s future. Northeastern professor Samuel Muñoz is settling the debate.
The Mississippi River, an ecological, cultural and economic hub of activity, is dangerously misunderstood — at least, by climate modelers.
The GRAMS project in the Aramaki Lab.
The Aramaki Lab reaches new heights with the GRAMS project
The Aramaki Lab at Northeastern University, led by assistant professor Tsuguo Aramaki, is making exciting advances in the field of astrophysics.
A construction worker stands on a beam in the air.
What should stay open during the next pandemic? New model weighs protecting public health and the economy
The COVID-19 pandemic not only threatened the health of people around the world, but also exacted a significant toll on the global economy.
In this image taken from a video, Lava emerges from a fissure of the Fagradalsfjall volcano near the Litli-Hrútur mountain, some 30 kilometers (19 miles) southwest of Reykjavik, Iceland.
Is a volcano about to erupt in Iceland? Expert explains the telltale signs an eruption might occur
Residents of Grindavik, a fishing town in southwestern Iceland, have evacuated and a state of emergency has been declared, as local authorities say a volcanic eruption may be imminent.

The College of Science Strategic Plan 2023-2028

From the springboard of present innovations, we envision the exciting, important next phase of the College of Science as a weave of six THREADS, each with multiple GOALS, connecting across the College, other Northeastern Colleges, and our Global University. Every part of our plan supports the university Academic Plan and the high-impact projection of Northeastern University.

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The College of Science 2021-2022 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 April 1

Graduate Degree Application Deadlines and Decisions

Fall: Aug. 15
Spring: Dec. 1

Fall: July 1
Spring: Nov. 1

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Fall: July 15
Spring: Nov. 15

Meet our Departments

Experiential Learning in 136 countries

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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