Northeastern is an exciting place to study the sciences. We offer state of the art labs and the nation’s best co-op program. Our renowned professors are committed to involving undergraduates in their research to prepare students for work or graduate school.
Students can study natural sciences through a variety of majors, ranging from behavioral neurobiology to pharmacy. These include several combined majors, such as computer science and biology and electrical engineering and physics, which really broaden their co-op horizons.
Study and research in the sciences increasingly crosses two or more disciplines, and our co-op opportunities within these areas are correspondingly interdisciplinary. In the biological sciences, students may find co-op positions with world-renowned health care institutions and/or neighborhood health clinics, and with multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as nonprofit research labs.
Because biology, chemistry and physics are important to the development of biotechnology and biomedicine, students in these sciences frequently obtain co-op positions in these areas. Physics students often work in settings devoted to research and applications of optics, lasers, imaging, and sound analysis. Biology and chemistry students work in biomedical and pharmaceutical firms, research labs, and with industrial and consumer product firms.
Environmental science is also rich in co-op opportunities for students. As a student expresses interest in this area of science, they can pursue exciting co-op positions in bioremediation, geotechnology and environmental geology, marine environmental research, water resource management, and environmental engineering.