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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

‘We need blind scientists.’ Northeastern professor tells United Nations about her ‘unseen advantage’ in inspirational speech
The world needs more scientists with “the unseen advantage,” says Mona Minkara, assistant professor of bioengineering and affiliate faculty of chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern.
Women standing on rock in lake fishing
Recreational fishermen could be ‘untapped allies’ in the fight against climate change, Northeastern research says
A recent study by Northeastern marine biologists says there’s an overlap between the two groups that could be the start of a new conversation about protecting the environment—and combating climate change.
For his leadership on COVID-19, Alessandro Vespignani receives ‘lifetime honor’ from American Association for the Advancement of Science
Alessandro Vespignani, director of the Network Science Institute and Sternberg Family Distinguished Professor at Northeastern, has been elected as a Fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Researcher Eugene Smotkin, man, sitting in lab.
Northeastern researcher helps convert astronauts’ wastewater into alternative fuel for use in outer space
Researchers have successfully figured out how to extract energy from wastewater in outer space. The findings will give astronauts an alternative fuel source to power future trips to the moon, Mars or beyond.
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center on Friday, July 8, 2011.
‘I really look at Northeastern as a turning point in my life.’ How a co-op launched Joseph Heyman to NASA’s Hall of Honor
Joseph S. Heyman’s association with NASA began as a Northeastern student in 1964, two years after President John F. Kennedy committed the U.S. to landing a man on the moon.
An birds-eye view of the Ocean Genome Legacy center
Narrative | Ocean Genome Legacy || Cataloguing the Oceans
“By volume, about 99 percent of the habitable portion of our planet is underwater,” says Dan Distel, who directs Northeastern’s Ocean Genome Legacy Center.
Two ballet dancers, one women and one man
Narrative | The Science of Movement
Northeastern professor Dagmar Sternad is studying ballet dancers to understand how to help people regain their balance in old age. Her findings could help us improve our mobility, design better robots, and discover how to more effectively ...
Megan Carter, a women, seen on the ice hockey rink and is also seen wearing blue
Behind the Beanpot: An Exclusive Q&A with Megan Carter, COS Student and Member of the Women’s Ice Hockey Team
With only days away from the beloved Beanpot championship, Megan Carter, a senior biology student and member of the women’s ice hockey team, joined us for an exclusive Q&A on her passions on and off the ice.

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 Apr. 1

Graduate Degree Application Deadlines and Decisions

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Spring: December 1st

Fall: June 1st
Spring: October 1st

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Fall: July 15th
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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