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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

Sophie Shrand stands in front of solar panels and looks towards the sun while wearing sunglasses.
Cross-country trek in electric vehicle tests the limits of charging network, finds faces tackling climate change along the way
When Northeastern graduate and TV show host Sophie Shrand decided she was going to make a documentary about taking a cross-country trip in an electric vehicle, she knew she needed to do more than just travel from Point A to Point B.
Corals infected with white band disease in professor Steven Vollmer's lab.
Can reefs be designed for immunity? Genetic research is identifying disease-resistant super corals in the Caribbean
Witnessing disease outbreaks that have nearly annihilated staghorn coral colonies in the Caribbean, Northeastern scientist Steven Vollmer wondered what lessons a few lone survivors might offer for the future of coral reefs.
Recovery team members prepare the sample return capsule from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission for transport to the cleanroom, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, shortly after the capsule landed at the Department of Defense’s Utah Test and Training Range. The sample was collected from the asteroid Bennu in October 2020 by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
Rock and dust from asteroid Bennu offers unprecedented opportunity to study origins of the solar system, cosmologist says
The recovery of 8.8 ounces of rock and dust from the asteroid Bennu on Sunday is a scientific game changer, says Northeastern physics professor and cosmologist Jacqueline McCleary.
Alicia Bustamente standing in front of a green tree
Q&A with Alicia Bustamante, MS Environmental Science and Policy
Alicia Bustamante, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Environmental Science and Policy, answers a few questions on her experience leading up to her expected December 2023 graduation.
A bright spattering of stars light up a dark sky.
Miss looking up and seeing stars? Light pollution is becoming more and more of a problem, expert says
Look up in the night sky and what do you see? Probably a whole lot of light — and not from celestial bodies.
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.

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

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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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