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Scientific Discovery Around Every Corner

Do milder winters mean Lyme disease season lasts all year?
The lack of snow cover and mild winter weather that has people trading in snowshoes and skis for hiking boots, and shovels for gardening rakes, is also increasing their exposure to Lyme disease year-round, scientists say.
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Tom Brady without football: A look at the psychology of a retiring athlete
Twenty-three seasons and seven Super Bowl rings later, quarterback Tom Brady is hanging up his jersey and donning civilian clothes.
Can ‘digital traces’ from internet searches and social media predict outbreaks of COVID-19?
Your Google searches and Twitter accounts alert marketers about what items you might like to purchase—could they also serve as an early warning system when COVID-19 levels are about to take off?

A team of scientists including Nort...

The fungal zombies in HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ are based on real, horrifying biology
In the premiere of HBO’s big budget video game adaption “The Last of Us,” a scientist on a 1960s Dick Cavett-like talk show raises the idea that a fungal, not viral, infection will spell the end of humanity. On the surface, it’s la...
What are atmospheric rivers? Will climate change make them worse?
High above California, flowing streams of vapor called atmospheric rivers are responsible for unleashing record rains and deadly floods that have put millions of people under an evacuation order. As the state braces for another round of at...
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Why It’s Crucial That Scientists Lend, Not Toss, Specimens from Antarctica
Not everybody can travel to Antarctica for months to study the continent’s unique ecology, flora and fauna. Now two Northeastern University professors, Dan Distel and H William Detrich, are among those calling for the establishment of an...
This illustration provided by the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory depicts a target pellet inside a hohlraum capsule with laser beams entering through openings on either end. The beams compress and heat the target to the necessary conditions for nuclear fusion to occur.
The US achieved a major nuclear fusion breakthrough–but obstacles remain. Here’s why fusion power may still be decades out of reach
The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday announced that a national lab in California made a “major scientific breakthrough”
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Northeastern expands to Miami. University's 14th campus will focus on tech, finance and health
Northeastern will launch its newest campus next year in Miami, a move that will bring the university’s signature experiential learning model to the rapidly growing economy of South Florida.
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The layers of science behind every World Cup kick
Northeastern professors Dagmar Sternad and Arun Bansil break down the physics and neuroscience behind World Cup soccer ball kicks.
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Research shows idea that mind and body are separate is natural — for neurotypical people
A new research paper by Northeastern professor Iris Berent demonstrates that the idea that the mind and body are separate and distinct rises naturally in people who are neurotypical and is not just the result of culture or environment.
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Republicans had higher COVID-19 death rates in the first year of the pandemic, new research says
Northeastern researchers uncovered statistics that suggests that politics played a significant role in who was dying early in the pandemic.
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Northeastern-led program prepares minority STEM faculty for academic leadership positions
The Northeast Faculty Leadership Program, spearheaded by Northeastern, recently celebrated three years of identifying and promoting underrepresented minority STEM faculty from area colleges and universities.

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

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Deadline Nov. 1, Notification by Dec. 15

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Graduate Degree Application Deadlines and Decisions

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Spring: December 1st

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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

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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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