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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 Application Deadlines & Decisions

  • Early Decision I

    Undergraduate Deadline
    Notification by Dec 15
  • Early Decision II

    Undergraduate Deadline
    Notification by Feb 15
  • Early Action

    Undergraduate Deadline
    Notification by Feb 01
  • Regular Decision

    Undergraduate Deadline
    Notification by Apr 01

Faculty & Research

The College of Science is very proud of its faculty and their research initiatives. Here is a sampling of some of the latest research grant recipients...

Valerio Toledano Laredo


Valerio Toledano Laredo received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 1997. After working for almost ten...

Leila Deravi

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Integrating materials, biochemistry, and design at Northeastern University.

Jonathan Tilly


My lab seeks to improve women’s healthcare and overcome infertility by translating what we uncover through cellular, molecular, genetic,...

Lisa Barrett


Dr. Barrett’s research focuses on the nature of emotion from the perspectives of both psychology and neuroscience, and takes...

Alessandro Vespignani


Alessandro Vespignani research activity is focused on the study of “techno-social” systems, where infrastructures composed of different technological layers...

Experiential Learning

NU's cooperative education program offers students experiences at home and abroad that result in a richer, more meaningful education. Take a look at some of the places where our science students are currently on co-op:

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By the Numbers

Northeastern College of Science By the Numbers

  • 26 … countries College of Science students are currently in for co-op
  • 137 … number of active research laboratories in the College of Science
  • 130 … countries Northeastern students call home
  • 200+ ... faculty members in the College of Science


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Student Nohelly Derosiers transfers C. elegans in Javier Apfeld’s lab at the Mugar Life Sciences Building. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

How Long Will We Live? The Answer Isn’t in a Crystal Ball. But It Might Be in Our Brains.

Northeastern biology professor Javier Apfeld can extend the lifespan of a worm by manipulating how its brain processes information. Now he wants to know why.
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(Video) The Future of Sunscreen

The pigments in the skin of cephalopods, including squid, octopus, and cuttlefish, can absorb ultraviolet radiation. Researchers in Northeastern’s Biomaterials Design Group are studying these animals to find ways to…
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He Wants to Make Gas-powered Cars Obsolete

Sanjeev Mukerjee, a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern, is working to develop technology to lower the cost of fuel cells for consumer vehicles.
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Nov 8th, 2015 - Nov 8th, 2020
Asian American Heritage Week is an annual week of events that promotes Asian American heritage and culture. This is the first event to kick off the week. It will feature…
Jul 15th, 2019
Dr. Thorsten-Lars Schmidt, Assistant Professor for Experimental Biophysics of Department of Physics, Kent State University, OH, USA presents: “Nanoarchitectures and bioengineering tools made from DNA”