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Discover. Partner. Innovate.

Dedicated to providing an innovative, experientially-driven scientific education that inspires the next generation of leaders, and to creating new knowledge and technologies that transform our future. We are committed to integrating intellectual discovery and use-inspired research to improve the human condition and the environment.

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

Graduate degree deadlines vary by department and program. Please see application instructions for more information.

A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF LEARNING

Experiential Learning in 136 countries and 7 continents

faculty members in the College of Science
IN FUNDING from grants and industry partners
Accelerated Masters Degrees Offered by COS

Earn your Undergraduate and Masters Degree in less time with the PlusOne Program

Combined BS/MS Program
Celebrating the Class of 2020
The We Care Emergency Fund

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!

  • 15+ Majors
  • 14+ Minors
  • 43+ Combined Majors
  • 17+ PhD & Masters

PreMed & PreHealth

Our PreMed and PreHealth Advising program offers personalized expertise to COS students pursuing careers in health careers. This comprehensive program includes application guidance, workshops and presentations, course mapping and more.

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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

A Whole New World
of Learning

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.

Past Co-Op Employers

  • Alnylam Pharamaceuticals
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • City of Boston
  • Genentech
  • Merck KGaA
  • Government of The United States
  • Northeastern University
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • US Food and Drug Administration
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Harvard University

See Where Our Students Have Been

Abigail Campbell sinks down past vibrant coral heads towards a sandy clearing, trailed by a collection of brightly colored fish hoping for a meal.
Elizabeth Curtis, Biology ’19, pulls a sample of a beer during the brewing process at Boston Beer Company in Jamaica Plain.
Julie Dobkin pictured “babysitting” Philly, a baby orphaned baboon who is being hand raised on the sanctuary.
The Minds Behind COS
Faculty Spotlight
Valerio Toledano Laredo
Mathematics
Valerio Toledano Laredo received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 1997. After working for almost ten years at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, he joined Northeastern in 2006. His research has been continuously funded by the National Science Foundation since 2007.
Leila Deravi
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
The Biomaterials Design Group at Northeastern University works at the interface of bio-analytical chemistry, materials science, and design. We investigate fundamental mechanisms behind systems in biology and use our understanding to better inform the design new classes of protein-based biomaterials that may interface with or enhance the performance of humans.
Jonathan Tilly
Biology
For over two decades, my laboratory has sought to promote a deeper understanding of the genetic and epigenetic drivers of cell lineage specification, differentiation and death, and to then utilize the information gained from these studies for development of innovative new technologies to improve human health within and across generations.
Lisa Barrett
Psychology
Dr. Barrett’s research focuses on the nature of emotion from the perspectives of both psychology and neuroscience, and takes inspiration from anthropology, philosophy, and linguistics.
Alessandro Vespignani
Physics
Alessandro Vespignani research activity is focused on the study of “techno-social” systems, where infrastructures composed of different technological layers are interoperating within the social component that drives their use and development.
June 2, 2020

Remembering Alfred Viola

May 28, 2020

Three Seas Students Take a Closer Look at Marine Predators and Their Prey

A Three Seas Program alumni takes a closer look at fear and its effect on ocean prey.
Illustration by Gregory Grinnell/Northeastern University
May 18, 2020

The Person Walking Past You Isn’t Wearing a Mask. What Should You Say?

It’s best to avoid hostility and communicate with empathy when it comes to helping people understand why covering their faces can slow the spread of the virus, say Northeastern researchers.
Amino acids are critical to the structure of proteins, which are often visualized as 3D ribbon structures. Northeastern biochemists are studying the chemistry of amino acids within SARS-CoV-2 to predict the reactions they enable. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
May 18, 2020

The Coronavirus Might Have Weak Spots. Machine Learning Could Help Find Them.

What makes SARS-CoV-2 so infectious? The answer is in its proteins. Mary Jo Ondrechen and Penny Beuning, professors of chemistry and chemical biology, are using machine learning to investigate these…

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