It All Started with a Single Cell
In this brave new world of CRISPR gene-editing, implantable microchips, and artificial organs, human beings have begun to harness technology to move beyond their biological limits.
The science of the 21st century will fundamentally change the concept of life. Yet as complex as life has become, it all started with a single cell.
Your journey starts there.
The College of Science Biology program provides students with a broad understanding of the organization and processes of life, from molecules and cells through tissues and organs, to populations, ecosystems, and evolution.
Our scientific expertise spans the realm of biological sciences to drive advances in medicine and healthcare, biotechnology, education, and public policy.
Offers students an opportunity to explore ethical issues arising from biological research and emerging technologies, to learn to identify and critically analyze potential ethical implications of biological research, and to evaluate theory-based arguments while respectfully engaging with a diversity of perspectives.
Offers an inquiry-based, intensive laboratory experience in which students have an opportunity to design and conduct independent research projects, applying approaches and techniques used in cell and molecular biology.
Examines the expression of endogenously generated twenty-four-hour (circadian) rhythms in eukaryotic life, emphasizing theoretical foundations as well as current research strategies for understanding how biological clocks work.
University of Dundee, Scotland Study/Research Abroad Program
Northeastern’s newest program in the Life Sciences at the No. 1 rated Life Sciences university in the UK has an opportunity for Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Biochemistry students to study abroad. This program also provides the opportunity to engage in hands-on research at one of the world’s emerging centers for biomedical research.
Students have the option of pursuing a “Plus One” degree, allowing them to earn a Master’s Degree is less time.
With Northeastern situated in the heart of Boston, there is no shortage of co-operative education opportunities in the fields of biotechnology, biomedical, and healthcare. From penguin tanks at the New England Aquarium to infectious disease research as Massachusetts General Hospital, students have the chance to explore careers paths or simply use co-op for experiences they never thought possible.CHECK OUT WHERE OUR CO-OPS HAVE WORKED