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

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The College of Science 2020-2021 Annual Report
Our Annual Report explores our collective accolades, research endeavors, student and alumni accomplishments, and more.
Study into the genetic disorder offers clues into links between metabolism and mental health.
Dean Hazel Sive's research examines the metabolic and biochemical origins of a debilitating genetic disease known to cause various symptoms and health problems.
COS Connects: Solving Antibiotic Resistance
Hear from biology professors Kim Lewis and Eddie Geisinger to learn about the research being done to combat antibiotic resistance.
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What COVIID-19 can teach fish farmers
As the COVID-19 pandemic inflicts economical harm on fish farming, experts hope this will serve as a catalyst for businesses to take preventative action against impending harm from climate change.
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Has Omicron peaked? An unexpected source offers clues.
Not everyone is getting covid tested, therefore positive tests are not indicative of all existing cases. Something everyone does do? ``Basically, everybody poops.`` Neil Maniar and Jared Auclair use wastewater to measure total cases.
Four distinguished professors recognized as 2021 “Highly Cited Researchers”
Arun Bansil, Albert-László Barabási, Lisa Feldman Barrett, and Kim Lewis are recognized on 2021’s list of “Highly Cited Researchers`` produced by Clarivate Analytics.
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Why would someone fake a hate crime?
Hilmar von Strunck examines the psychology behind the recent case of actor Jussie Smollett.
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Q&A with Ellen Smith: CaNCURE Spring Cohort
Biochemistry major Ellen Smith shares her co-op experience with the CaNCURE program.

In the Media

William H. Detrich
Marine and Environmental Sciences
An icefish colony discovered in Antarctica is world’s largest fish breeding ground
January 20, 2022
Jared Auclair
Biotechnology
Demand for COVID-19 testing remains high in Massachusetts
January 11, 2022
Lisa Feldman Barrett
Psychology
What Happens When an AI Knows How You Feel?
December 29, 2021
Alessandro Vespignani
Network Science Program
Omicron will surge despite Biden’s new plan, scientists say
December 23, 2021
Lisa Feldman Barrett
Psychology
There’s more than one way to carve up a human brain
December 22, 2021
Samuel Scarpino
Network Science Program
Sports Leagues Are Showing Us Just How Bad Omicron Could Get
December 22, 2021

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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

Domestic
Fall: August 1st
Spring: December 1st

International
Fall: June 1st
Spring: October 1st

International currently on a F1 visa in the US
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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