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Herbert Levine, University Distinguished professor in Physics, poses for a portrait in the new Center for the Physics Underlying Mammalian Biology and Complex Diseases on August 16, 2019. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

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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

An R1 University with R1 Minds
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.
Meet a Co-op at the Marine Biological Laboratory
They might dwell in the deepest waters and give people nightmares, but at the end of the day, cephalopods need love too. Hear from COS undergrad Liana Greenberg-Nielsen about her co-op journey.
How To Develop a Better Test for Lyme
Kim Lewis, University Distinguished Professor of biology and director of the Antimicrobial Discovery Center at Northeastern, has proposed a new way to objectively diagnose this elusive disease by analyzing the microbes in a patient’s gut...
Louise Skinnari Wins DOE Physics Grant
Physics Professor Louise Skinnari and her lab were recently awarded a multi-year grant from the United States Department of Energy.
A Disease Model Built for Two Fronts
In a normal year, Alessandro Vespignani and his team create models that forecast, about four weeks in advance, which states and regions will see spikes in flu cases. This year will be drastically different.
Linguistics Undergrad Working Papers
The fifth volume of the Northeastern University Working Papers in Linguistics showcases three outstanding pieces of student research.
What Insects Could Teach us About Pandemics
Rebecca Rosengaus has been studying how social insects, such as ants and termites, keep diseases from wiping out their colonies for the past 30 years. But do the lessons translate to COVID-19?
How Math Pulls Back the Universal Curtain
As an undergraduate, Valerio Toledano Laredo didn’t even know Representation Theory existed. Now a mathematics professor at Northeastern in his third decade of research, he’s helping others, through education and outreach, begin their ...

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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

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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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An Unparalleled Learning Experience

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.

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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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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 hundreds of clubs and chances to connect, scholarship opportunities, and personal growth that await you.

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