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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

Summer Youth Employment Program connects high school students with jobs, academic advancement
Nearly 200 Boston teens and young adults gathered at Northeastern University on Tuesday to kick off another year of the Boston Summer Youth Employment Program.
Pran Nath, Northeastern’s longest-tenured professor, pursues the beautiful mysteries of physics
After 58 years, the world-renowned researcher continues to explore the secrets of the universe. His explorations are a mystery to most of us, conducted with a stream-of-consciousness array of mathematical symbols reinforced by terminology ...
Can we make ‘citizen science’ better?
For centuries, environmental scientists have worked with the public to collect and enrich field data. Northeastern University researchers are studying ways to improve those partnerships — and how they can unlock new, powerful discoveries...
How do songs and speech compare around the world? Northeastern music scientist contributes to groundbreaking study
Assistant Professor Psyche Loui contributed a Cantonese folk tune to a groundbreaking study comparing speech and music across 55 world cultures.
Why did Beryl develop into a record-setting hurricane? High ocean temps and other factors are to blame, Northeastern expert says
Jim Chen, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and marine and environmental sciences, expects a lot of strong hurricanes this year that will require preparation to mitigate impact.
Northeastern researcher Kim Lewis joins effort to accelerate discovery of new antibiotics
The federally funded project aims to solve the growing problems of antibiotic resistance that contributes to millions of deaths annually.
Northeastern University’s Roux Institute celebrates 174 graduates during third commencement ceremony in Portland, Maine
This year, 174 graduates received master’s degrees and master’s level certificates in fields including computer sciences, analytics, project management, biotechnology, bioinformatics and engineering.
Roux PhD Student Aims to Make Maine the Next Biotechnology Hub
Griffin T. Scott, who recently earned a master’s in bioinformatics at Northeastern University’s Roux Institute, is not afraid to make bold claims about the possibilities of biotechnology.

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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

Domestic
Fall: Aug. 15
Spring: Dec. 1

International
Fall: July 1
Spring: Nov. 1

International currently on a F1 visa in the US
Fall: July 15
Spring: Nov. 15

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Accelerated Masters Degrees Offered by COS

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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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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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