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

With this new technology, 3D printing come to life…literally
Neel Joshi, associate professor of chemistry is working on programmable microbial ink for 3D printing of living materials.
The human genome has been mapped. Here’s the next monumental step.
Human Proteoform Project could help humanity develop treatments for untreatable diseases by studying protein sequences. ``This is what has to come next if you want to know more about people,” says Jeffrey Agar.
Clarissa Halim
Q&A with Clarissa Halim, MS Biotech
Biotechnology student, Clarissa Halim, offers an inside look to her experience as a College of Science Master's student.
Experience Magazine: He spent months underwater. Now he wants to save the ocean.
Mark Patterson discusses the importance of leading people towards real action on global issues such as climate change and saving ocean ecosystems.
troy posing in front of the water
Q & A with Troy Langknecht, MS in Environmental Science and Policy
``My experience at Northeastern gave me a strong foundation in public policy that compliments my science background that I hope to use in my career moving forward,`` says Troy Langknecht, S'21.
moderna vaccine stock photo
This bioengineering co-op gets hands-on with Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine
“Even though it may be a little chaotic to experience that growth, to be a part of it is amazing. It’s definitely a great workplace,' says Ella Strzegowski.
photo of lab test tubes being labeled
Covid-19 or Flu? Northeastern will test you for both.
“This way we can determine if it’s the flu. It allows us to make sure that we have a good handle on what we anticipate to be the two most prominent upper respiratory illnesses this season,`` says Jared Auclair.
Boy teenager covers his face with his hands
Mental health ‘emergency’ among children and teens brings calls for more early intervention
“Just like this emergency declaration speaks to, this is a really pivotal time in development, and we need to intervene sooner,`` says psychology professor, Heather Brenhouse.

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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

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Fall: July 15th
Spring: October 31st


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Where will the College of Science 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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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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