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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

A person wear a VR headset.
These goggles scan your brain to detect neurological and vision function loss
It combines a smartphone in a virtual reality headset with a brain sensor and plays podcasts.
Alessandro Vespignani works at his desk.
Northeastern receives $17.5 million from CDC to launch infectious disease prediction center
With COVID-19, “everybody was caught off guard,” Vespignani says. “We don’t want to be in a situation like that in the future.”
Professor Ke Zhang working in his lab.
Researcher uses gene regulation to improve drug delivery and treatment of rare genetic diseases
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is one of the most severe forms of muscular dystrophy. It’s also one of the most rare, as the genetic disease affects one in 3,500 to 5,000 newborn boys.
Navy pilots took videos of UFOs over water in now famous “tic tac” incident
Why ‘UFOs’ should be tracked in the water as well as the skies
A much anticipated NASA report on UFOs calls for better tracking and scientific understanding of unexplained phenomena that captivate the public and have raised concerns about military security.
Members of the Grabowski, Vollmer, and OGL lab teams from CSI receive a tour of the laboratory space from GMGI Research Scientist Tim O’Donnell.
Genomics Partnership Gains Traction at CSI-GMGI Summit
Faculty, staff scientists, and students from Northeastern’s Coastal Sustainability Institute recently gathered on the Gloucester waterfront to network and share their science with the team at the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute.
A volunteer helps salvage furniture from homes which were damaged by the earthquake, in the town of Imi N’tala, outside Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023.
‘I was just sitting under a doorway tearing up.’ Northeastern students completing co-ops in Morocco recount earthquake experiences
Chloe Cordeiro was sitting in her apartment in Gueliz, a neighborhood in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, chatting with two of her friends on FaceTime when she began to feel the ground beneath her shake.
In this satellite image provided by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration via NASA, Hurricane Lee continues its slow west-northwest trajectory across the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023.
As Hurricane Lee approaches, ocean sensors deployed by Northeastern researchers will study wave and storm surge
A hurricane is coming. Northeastern researchers with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are preparing for the storm.
Northeastern Assistant Professor of Physics and Bioengineering Bryan Spring demonstrates how a pulsed laser works in his lab in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex.
New laser treatment for ovarian cancer gets $2.7 million development grant
A biomedical physics lab at Northeastern has received a $2.7 million grant to develop a new treatment for ovarian cancer that will use lasers to spot and target chemo-resistant cancer cells and boost a patient’s immune system.

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

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Spring: Dec. 1

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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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