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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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Could a pill help prevent a leading cause of childhood mortality?
Across much of the world, childhood diarrhea is a major killer. Could a probiotic pill somehow be engineered to help stop the scourge in its tracks?
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How quantum physicists are looking for life on exoplanets
The world that quantum physicists study with a trained eye is the very same world that we non-scientists navigate every day. The only difference is that it’s been magnified to scales incomprehensibly small and large.
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Northeastern professor and family lead camp for marginalized children in native Transylvania
A trip to Transylvania this past summer left Northeastern professor Albert-László Barabási “humbled,” but eager to go back and do it all over again.
Northeastern receives more than $230 million in new research awards
Northeastern University received more than $230 million in new research awards in the 2021-2022 academic year, establishing a record as the university builds on 16 years of growth.
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‘Star Trek is not that far away.’ Grant will help develop cutting-edge quantum technology on Burlington campus
Northeastern University’s Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, is set to become the epicenter of cutting-edge quantum technology, thanks in part to a new grant.
Sophia Ly sits working on her laptop
After winning NOAA fellowship, Northeastern grad will take marine environmental mission to D.C.
Currently a lab technician for Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, Sophia Ly is heading to Washington, D.C., to work on marine policy issues as the winner of a Sea Grant Knauss fellowship sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospher...
Jonathan Peelle works next to an MRI machine
New Northeastern cognitive neuroscientist wants to improve your hearing—and brain function
As one of Northeastern’s newest faculty members, cognitive neuroscientist Jonathan Peelle is still setting up his lab. But he is already unpacking advice.
Pryce, 9, is fitted with a sensory cap before undergoing tests at the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health
Why don’t children with obesity benefit instantly from exercise?
Kids of all body types are tested as Northeastern researchers discover why children with obesity are outliers in terms of the immediate cognitive benefits of exercise.

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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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Spring: December 1st

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Spring: October 31st

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Accelerated Masters Degrees Offered by COS

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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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