The mission of Northeastern University
To educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment.
To create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs.
A world-based approach to education and research
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential research university. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern today provides unprecedented experiential learning opportunities around the world. The University’s rapidly growing research enterprise is strategically aligned with three national imperatives: health, security, and sustainability.
Colleges and offerings
Northeastern offers a comprehensive range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in nine schools and colleges.
- College of Arts, Media, and Design
- College of Business Administration
- College of Computer and Information Science
- College of Engineering
- Bouvé College of Health Sciences
- College of Professional Studies
- College of Science
- College of Social Sciences and Humanities
- School of Law
takes a flexible student-centered approach to academics that allows you to create the education that best suits your goals and aspirations.
You'll have the choice of a four-year
or five-year program of study
, both offering all the benefits of our experiential approach to education. We integrate course work in more than 80 undergraduate majors
with experience-through our signature co-op program, global study, research, and service-in the United States and 69 countries around the world.
Our comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs in eight colleges include options for interdisciplinary and dual majors that connect to emerging new fields, plus combined-degree programs that enable you to earn a bachelor's and master's degree in five years.
Whether you enter Northeastern focused on a particular major or undecided about your course of study, our experiential learning options offer you pathways to discover your passion-and shape the world-before you graduate.