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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

Gov. Charlie Baker poses for a selfie with the inaugural cohort of participants of the UNCF's “Lighted Pathways” and “Ernest E. Just Initiative” programs in Boston at a reception at Northeastern on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Gov. Baker welcomes United Negro College Fund internship participants to Boston, Northeastern
Gov. Charlie Baker visited Northeastern’s Boston campus Thursday to welcome students from across the U.S. who will spend the summer participating in programs organized by the United Negro College Fund.
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Instagram takeover: Ocean Genome Legacy Center
Kira Becker and Lee Fenuccio recently completed a co-op at the Ocean Genome Legacy Center (OGL). They are taking over our Instagram this week to share their experience - follow along!
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The science of nostalgia: Why audiences can't get enough of Star Wars, Top Gun and Stranger Things
Why has nostalgia become a driving force for the entertainment industry and why do the pop culture properties of the past hold so much sway over us?
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Pride month events and your guide to resources for Northeastern's LGBTQA community
Pride Month stands for the uplifting of LGBTQA voices—the progress made and the progress still to come. Here’s a listing of some of the many year-round resources available for the university’s LGBTQA communities.
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Q&A with Nishaila Porter, MS in Environmental Science and Policy
Nishaila Porter shares her experience in the College of Science Master's of Science in Environmental Science and Policy program.
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Has your food been chemically altered? New database of 50,000 products provides answers.
Northeastern researchers have discovered a way to outline the components of any given food, cluing us in to what our food is really made of—and what it took to get to your plate.
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Advancing Women in Science 2022 Scholars
Congratulations to the five undergraduate students who have been named 2022 Advancing Women in Science Scholars!
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How architects can make buildings 'aware' and benefit the local environment
Amy Mueller works on a new process for architectural development that incorporates localized information about how a project will transform its surroundings, revising the role of community input in development projects.

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The College of Science 2020-2021 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

International
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Spring: October 1st

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Fall: July 15th
Spring: October 31st

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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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