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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
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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

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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.
Wired - The UK has a plan for a new ‘pandemic radar’ system
As the UK embarks on launching a new ``pandemic radar`` system, Samuel V. Scarpino comments on how the future global surveillance of disease should be created.
Science Mag - Nerve links between brain and organs shape our experience
Our organs ``talk`` to the brain, and the brain answers, according to research from Lisa Feldman Barrett.
rat eating a piece of corn
CNN Health - Lab rats are overwhelmingly male, and that's a problem
In scientific studies, the default lab rat has usually been male, impacting research, outcomes, and even patient health. Rebecca Shanksy is one of many experts calling for gender equity in future studies.
Northeastern’s inaugural Innovator Awards
Camille Martin, S’19, founder, Alexandria Growth Brands, and Theodora Christopher and Anastasia Mavridis, both S’22, founders of Salutemp, are among the 19 winners.
Solving quantum riddles with Dr. Sijia Dong
In a recent Chemical Science publication, Dr. Dong and co-authors examine their new computational strategy that can be used to understand how complex materials behave when they are exposed to sunlight.
Two people outside at best bees a beekeeping company located in Boston
The not-so secret life of bees
Elena Getsios, S'23, experienced co-op at Best Bees, an urban beekeeping company founded by Noah Wilson Rich, S'05.
Gulf of Mexico Black Mangrove
Mapping Black Mangroves along the Gulf
Marine Science Center researchers Randall Hughes and Steven Scyphers have been awarded a grant to explore the impacts of this expansion on the region’s ecosystem and communities.

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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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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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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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