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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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Lopez launches work-from-anywhere research program for community college students
Steven Lopez will launch a research collaboration program for community college students throughout Massachusetts partly funded by the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.
Caps were flying Friday morning at the Commencement ceremony for graduate students at Fenway Park
Celebrating our College of Science graduates
Look back at Graduation week at Northeastern! Congratulations Class of 2022!
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These identical twins launched research careers- as freshmen
His experience with scoliosis inspired biology major Dillon Nishigaya to pursue research with the goal of becoming a surgeon or pediatrician in order to help others as he has been helped.
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Experts weigh-in: is Monkeypox the next COVID-19? Here's what we know.
Cases of monkeypox, a rare viral disease, are being investigated in a growing number of countries, including the United States.
Divers from the Three Seas program explore a rocky reef in Coiba National Park, Panama. Photo by Tim Briggs for Northeastern University
Take a deep dive into the Three Seas Program
The immersive and field-intensive program in marine biology allows students to live and work in three distinct environments. You’re invited to swim along.
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How do you know not to laugh at a funeral? This region of the brain is key.
The ability to evaluate your feelings can be an important tool for regulating your emotions. Northeastern researchers uncovered where this process happens in the brain in a new study.
Mauricio Santillana sits at a desk typing on his macbook
Your Google searches and tweets might help forecast the next disease outbreak
People leave a trail of breadcrumbs when they navigate the digital world. Northeastern’s Mauricio Santillana is using machine learning algorithms to turn those clues into an early warning system for disease outbreaks.
digital representation of an atom and quantum waves illustrated with fractal elements
Researchers discover new ``unexpected`` phenomenon in quantum physics of materials
Researchers have discovered a new quantum phenomenon in a specific class of materials, called antiferromagnetic insulators, that could yield new ways of powering “spintronic” and other technological devices of the future.

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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.

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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

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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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What to Think About When You Get Here

Where will COS 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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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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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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