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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
    Nov.01
    Notification by Dec 15
  • Early Decision II

    Undergraduate Deadline
    Jan.01
    Notification by Feb 15
  • Early Action

    Undergraduate Deadline
    Nov.01
    Notification by Feb 01
  • Regular Decision

    Undergraduate Deadline
    Jan.01
    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

Mathematics

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

Biology

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

Lisa Barrett

Psychology

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

Alessandro Vespignani

Physics

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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08/13/19 - BOSTON, MA. - Penny Beuning and Mary Jo Ondrechen work in their lab in Hurtig Hall on August 13, 2019. Beuning and Ondrechen analyze amino acids to to create a new way of identifying what different proteins in our body do. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

They Want to Reveal the Chemistry of Every Enzyme Ever

Professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern are using a combination of computational predictions and experimental testing to explore the connection between the chemical make-up of an enzyme and…
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In this photo taken Wednesday, May 30, 2018, a healthcare worker from the World Health Organization prepares vaccines to give to front line aid workers, in Mbandaka, Congo. For the first time since the Ebola virus was identified more than 40 years ago, a vaccine has been dispatched to front line health workers in an attempt to combat the epidemic from the onset. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)

Can the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo Be Stopped?

The second-largest Ebola outbreak on record began in late July 2018 in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Northeastern professor Alessandro Vespignani and his colleagues…
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When DNA Goes Upside-down, so Can the Research

In a new paper, MES Assistant Professor Katie Lotterhos examines the nature of inverted DNA and its effect on statistical analysis.
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