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

Northeastern student researches dolphin behavior for a Greek marine conservation nonprofit during Mediterranean Sea co-op
Francesca Russell, now a fourth-year student, spent last spring on co-op with Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation based in Agios Konstantinos, Greece.
Science and religion can get along, says former director of the National Institutes of Health
Francis Collins, a man of science and faith, explains what is lost when divisions are drawn between the two, as part of Northeastern psychology professor David DeSteno’s podcast, “How God Works.”
Six undergraduate scientists travel to a national meeting in San Antonio to present their research
In the heart of San Antonio, Texas, a vibrant cohort of scientists from Northeastern University’s College of Science rocked the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's #DiscoverBMB annual conference.
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You’ve heard of a leap year, but what about a leap second? A physicist explains what is messing with the Earth’s rotation
Meltwater from the polar ice caps, combined with the shifting spin of Earth’s core, is messing with the Earth’s rotation to the point that we might need to adjust for a “negative leap second.”
Can AI find extraterrestrial life? NASA’s Steve Chien delivers keynote to kick off AI in Action Week.
The researcher from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory gave a ‘whirlwind overview’ of how AI is revolutionizing space exploration — from autonomous spacecraft to analyzing the surface of Mars.
Can pottery be therapy? This psychology student thinks so.
Fifth-year Northeastern University undergrad David Chatson feels most at home ‘throwing’ in a ceramics studio — and he’s passionate about studying and sharing the peace he finds at the wheel.
Five decades after his graduation, a legendary general returns to Northeastern as an inductee into the ROTC Hall of Fame
Salvatore Cambria, a retired U.S. Army major general, had not visited Northeastern University since he graduated with a biology degree in 1976.

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The College of Science Strategic Plan 2023-2028

From the springboard of present innovations, we envision the exciting, important next phase of the College of Science as a weave of six THREADS, each with multiple GOALS, connecting across the College, other Northeastern Colleges, and our Global University. Every part of our plan supports the university Academic Plan and the high-impact projection of Northeastern University.

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The College of Science 2021-2022 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 April 1

Graduate Degree Application Deadlines and Decisions

Fall: Aug. 15
Spring: Dec. 1

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Accelerated Masters Degrees Offered by COS

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The Connected Science Community PhD

The Connected Science Community PhD from the College of Science is a unique pathway to extraordinary career opportunities.

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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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