Current Students

Current Undergraduate Students

Find information about advising, fellowships, and forms for current undergraduate students, visit College of Science Undergraduate Student Support on Blackboard.

Current Graduate Students
Find information about fellowships, travel funding, and forms for current graduate students, visit College of Science Graduate Student Support on Blackboard.



Change of Major

The Priority Deadline for Major Changes is October 24, 2017.
For students unable to meet this deadline, the final day to submit the major change form is the last day of finals for the semester.

Deadlines and effective terms:

Change of Major Priority Date
October 24, 2017

Change of Major Final Deadline
Last Day of Fall Finals

Effective Term
Spring Semester


Change of Major Priority Date
March 23, 2018

Change of Major Final Deadline
Last Day of Spring Finals

Effective Term
Summer 1 Term


Change of Major Priority Date
June 29, 2018

Change of Major Final Deadline
Last Day of Summer 2 Finals

Effective Term
Fall Semester

Current undergraduate students who wish to transfer to a science major should complete and submit the petition. If the major change process is completed before the priority deadline, we will review student requests in the week following the deadline. Completing the form by the priority deadline ensures that student’s requests will be reviewed before registration begins. If accepted, students will be able to register for their new major classes without needing a major restriction override. If the process is completed after the priority deadline, we will review the student request at the end of the semester.

Students will be notified of one of three statuses.

Petition Approved: Students who meet all the entrance criteria listed below for their major will have a major change processed and will be notified via email. The major change will be effective for the following semester (see the chart above)

Petition Delayed: Petitions from students who are currently enrolled in courses required for their major change (listed below) will be held until final grades post for the semester in which they have applied. If the student meets all criteria after final grades, the major change will be process and students will be notified by email. The major change will be effective for the following semester (see above chart).

Petition Denied: Petitions from students who have not met either the GPA or course requirements will be denied. Students will be notified by email. Students should work with their current college advisor to develop a plan to meet requirements in the future. Students are welcome to re-petition once they have met the major change requirements.

We strongly recommend that you start the process by meeting with a faculty advisor in your intended new major to discuss your professional goals and educational interests to ensure that your intended new major is the right fit for you. For specific change of major requirements, please refer to this document.

COS ACADEMIC ADVISORS
Amber Watson, Associate Director of Academic Advising

Priya Rawana, Senior Academic Advisor, Behavioral Neuroscience

Danielle Robert-Massey, Senior Academic Advisor, Linguistics, Psychology

Cécile Braun-Jones, Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychology

Mark Bresnihan, Behavioral Neuroscience, Biology

Ann Grenell, Environmental Science & Studies, Marine Biology, Psychology

Robin MacIlroy, Biochemistry, Biology

Nathan Richardson, Mathematics, Physics/Applied Physics/BioMed Physics

Namratha Shetty, Chemistry, Biochemistry



Declare a Minor

To declare a minor, you must fill out the Program of Study petition with your intended College of Science minor. You can then turn the petition in to the front desk of 206 Mugar. Please note, that you do not need a faculty or advisor signature to have your minor change processed. Progress toward completion of the minor will be reviewed during the graduation clearance meeting and the minor will be indicated on the student’s transcript after the student has completed the minor program and has received his or her degree. Students who wish to design their own minor may propose an independent minor, and students who wish to do a minor in another college should petition that college.



Honors In the Discipline

In the College of Science, outstanding students meeting the minimum GPA requirement of their major (typically above 3.5) enjoy the opportunity to engage in supervised original research in collaboration with a faculty research advisor during their junior or senior years. Visit this page for more information and requirements for applying.



Re-enrollment

Undergraduate students who have left the university and are interested in re-enrolling should write to cosadvising@northeastern.edu for guidance.

Graduate students who have left the university and are interested in re-enrolling should write to gradcos@northeastern.edu for guidance.