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Programs at Northeastern University

We offer preparation programs leading into Northeastern University undergraduate and graduate degrees. If you do not need degree preparation, our Pathways staff can help you apply directly to a graduate program at Northeastern, as well as transfer into a Bachelor’s Completion program to finish a degree that you have already started elsewhere.

Route to NortheasternProgram optionCampus
Preparation programAmerican ClassroomBoston
Graduate Global PathwaysBoston or Seattle
Pre-Sessional EnglishOff-campus
Enter a degree directlyBachelor's Completion Program (transfer)Boston
Professionally-focused master's degreesBoston, Seattle or Silicon Valley
D’Amore-McKim Graduate School of Business programsBoston

For all on-campus programs, you will have immediate access to Northeastern University facilitates and resources, including the use of academic support services exclusively for international students.

American Classroom program

For preparation and progression to the 1st year of a Northeastern University bachelor’s degree. Choose a subject to see program information or a list of progression degrees:

Pathway to arts, media and architectureProgression degrees
Pathway to School of BusinessProgression degrees
Pathway to computer scienceProgression degrees
Pathway to College of EngineeringProgression degrees
Pathway to College of ScienceProgression degrees
Pathway to humanities and social sciencesProgression degrees
Pathway to College of Professional StudiesEvening programs

Additional degree options
American Classroom students also have progression options to 90+ combined majors, a unique offer of Northeastern University. These degrees allow you to explore multiple fields of study with an integrated academic plan.

Further guidance about combined majors is given upon enrollment in American Classroom. Select an academic school/college to see available combinations:

  • Combined majors with D'Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB)

    Business Administration and Design (DMSB/CAMD)
    Business Administration and Interactive Media (DMSB/CAMD)
    Computer Science and Business (CCIS/DMSB)
    Economics and Business (CSSH/DMSB)
    Information Science and Business (CCIS/DMSB)
    Mathematics and Business (COS/DMSB)
    Political Science and Business Administration (CSSH/DMSB)

  • Combined majors with College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD)

    American Sign Language and Theatre (CSSH/CAMD)
    Business Administration and Design (DMSB/CAMD)
    Business Administration and Interactive Media (DMSB/CAMD)
    Communication Studies and Media and Screen Studies (CAMD)
    Communication Studies and Sociology (CAMD/CSSH)
    Communication Studies and Theatre (CAMD)
    Computer Science and Communication Studies (CCIS/CAMD)
    Computer Science and Design (CCIS/CAMD)
    Computer Science and Game Development (CCIS/CAMD)
    Computer Science and Journalism (CCIS/CAMD)
    Computer Science and Media Arts (CCIS/CAMD)
    Cultural Anthropology and Theatre (CSSH/CAMD)
    English and Communication Studies (CSSH/CAMD)
    English and Graphic and Information Design (CSSH/CAMD)
    English and Theatre (CSSH/CAMD)
    Human Services and Communication Studies (CSSH/CAMD)
    Media and Screen Studies and English (CAMD/CSSH)
    Media and Screen Studies and Journalism (CAMD)
    Media and Screen Studies and Media Arts (CAMD)
    Media and Screen Studies and Political Science (CAMD/CSSH)
    Media and Screen Studies and Sociology (CAMD/CSSH)
    Media and Screen Studies and Theatre (CAMD)
    Media Arts and Communication Studies (CAMD)
    Music Composition and Technology and Computer Science (CCIS/CAMD)
    Physics and Music (COS/CAMD)
    Political Science and Communication Studies (CSSH/CAMD)

  • Combined majors with College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS)

    Computer Engineering and Computer Science (COE/CCIS)
    Computer Science and Biology (CCIS/COS)
    Computer Science and Business (CCIS/DMSB)
    Computer Science and Cognitive Psychology (CCIS/COS)
    Computer Science and Communication Studies (CCIS/CAMD)
    Computer Science and Criminal Justice (CCIS/CSSH)
    Computer Science and Design (CCIS/CAMD)
    Computer Science and Economics (CCIS/CSSH)
    Computer Science and English (CCIS/CSSH)
    Computer Science and Environmental Science (CCIS/COS)
    Computer Science and Game Development (CCIS/CAMD)
    Computer Science and History (CCIS/CSSH)
    Computer Science and Information Science (CCIS)
    Computer Science and Journalism (CCIS/CAMD)
    Computer Science and Linguistics (CCIS/COS)
    Computer Science and Mathematics (CCIS/COS)
    Computer Science and Media Arts (CCIS/CAMD)
    Computer Science and Philosophy (CCIS/CSSH)
    Computer Science and Physics (CCIS/COS)
    Computer Science and Political Science (CCIS/CSSH)
    Computer Science and Sociology (CCIS/CSSH)
    Information Science and Business (CCIS/DMSB)
    Information Science and Cognitive Psychology (CCIS/COS)
    Information Science and Environmental Science (CCIS/COS)
    Music Composition and Technology and Computer Science (CCIS/CAMD)

  • Combined majors with College of Engineering (COE)

    Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry (COE/COS)
    Chemical Engineering and Physics (COE/COS)
    Computer Engineering and Computer Science (COE/CCIS)
    Computer Engineering and Physics (COE/COS)
    Electrical and Computer Engineering (COE)
    Electrical Engineering and Physics (COE/COS)
    Mechanical Engineering and Physics (COE/COS)

  • Combined majors with College of Science (COS)

    American Sign Language and Linguistics (CSSH/COS)
    American Sign Language and Psychology (CSSH/COS)
    Biology and English (COS/CSSH)
    Biology and Mathematics (COS)
    Biology and Political Science (COS/CSSH)
    Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry (COE/COS)
    Chemical Engineering and Physics (COE/COS)
    Computer Engineering and Physics (COE/COS)
    Computer Science and Biology (CCIS/COS)
    Computer Science and Cognitive Psychology (CCIS/COS)
    Computer Science and Environmental Science (CCIS/COS)
    Computer Science and Linguistics (CCIS/COS)
    Computer Science and Mathematics (CCIS/COS)
    Computer Science and Physics (CCIS/COS)
    Criminal Justice and Psychology (CSSH/COS)
    Economics and Mathematics (CSSH/COS)
    Electrical Engineering and Physics (COE/COS)
    Environmental Studies and Economics (COS/CSSH)
    Environmental Studies and History (COS/CSSH)
    Environmental Studies and International Affairs (COS/CSSH)
    Environmental Studies and Philosophy (COS/CSSH)
    Environmental Studies and Political Science (COS/CSSH)
    Information Science and Cognitive Psychology (CCIS/COS)
    Information Science and Environmental Science (CCIS/COS)
    Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology (COS/CSSH)
    Linguistics and English (COS/CSSH)
    Linguistics and Psychology (COS)
    Mathematics and Business (COS/DMSB)
    Mathematics and Physics (COS)
    Mechanical Engineering and Physics (COE/COS)
    Physics and Music (COS/CAMD)
    Physics and Philosophy (COS/CSSH)
    Sociology and Environmental Studies (CSSH/COS)

  • Combined majors with College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH)

    American Sign Language and Human Services (CSSH)
    American Sign Language and Linguistics (CSSH/COS)
    American Sign Language and Psychology (CSSH/COS)
    American Sign Language and Theatre (CSSH/CAMD)
    Biology and English (COS/CSSH)
    Biology and Political Science (COS/CSSH)
    Communication Studies and Sociology (CAMD/CSSH)
    Computer Science and Criminal Justice (CCIS/CSSH)
    Computer Science and Economics (CCIS/CSSH)
    Computer Science and English (CCIS/CSSH)
    Computer Science and Environmental Science (CCIS/COS)
    Computer Science and Game Development (CCIS/CAMD)
    Computer Science and History (CCIS/CSSH)
    Computer Science and Philosophy (CCIS/CSSH)
    Computer Science and Political Science (CCIS/CSSH)
    Computer Science and Sociology (CCIS/CSSH)
    Criminal Justice and Political Science (CSSH)
    Criminal Justice and Psychology (CSSH/COS)
    Cultural Anthropology and Theatre (CSSH/CAMD)
    Economics and Business (CSSH/DMSB)
    Economics and Mathematics (CSSH/COS)
    Economics and Philosophy (CSSH)
    English and Communication Studies (CSSH/CAMD)
    English and Cultural Anthropology (CSSH)
    English and Graphic and Information Design (CSSH/CAMD)
    English and Philosophy (CSSH)
    English and Theatre (CSSH/CAMD)
    Environmental Studies and Economics (COS/CSSH)
    Environmental Studies and History (COS/CSSH)
    Environmental Studies and International Affairs (COS/CSSH)
    Environmental Studies and Philosophy (COS/CSSH)
    Environmental Studies and Political Science (COS/CSSH)
    History and Asian Studies (CSSH)
    History and Cultural Anthropology (CSSH)
    History and English (CSSH)
    Human Services and Communication Studies (CSSH/CAMD)
    Human Services and Criminal Justice (CSSH)
    Human Services and International Affairs (CSSH)
    Human Services and Sociology (CSSH)
    International Affairs and Cultural Anthropology (CSSH)
    International Affairs and Economics (CSSH)
    International Affairs and Religious Studies (CSSH)
    Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology (COS/CSSH)
    Linguistics and English (COS/CSSH)
    Media and Screen Studies and English (CAMD/CSSH)
    Media and Screen Studies and Political Science (CAMD/CSSH)
    Media and Screen Studies and Sociology (CAMD/CSSH)
    Physics and Philosophy (COS/CSSH)
    Political Science and Business Administration (CSSH/DMSB)
    Political Science and Communication Studies (CSSH/CAMD)
    Political Science and Economics (CSSH)
    Political Science and International Affairs (CSSH)
    Political Science and Philosophy (CSSH)
    Sociology and Cultural Anthropology (CSSH)
    Sociology and Environmental Studies (CSSH/COS)
    Sociology and International Affairs (CSSH)
    Sociology and Political Science (CSSH)
    Spanish and International Affairs (CSSH)


Bachelor’s Completion Program

For transfer into an undergraduate degree completion program, in the one of the following majors:

  • BS Finance and Accounting Management
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Leadership
  • BS Management

More information about the degree completion program.

Benefits of the Bachelor's Completion Program

Simple application process

No SAT/ACT scores or outside transcript assessments required

A fast and affordable route

to a top 40 US university

Transfer your undergraduate credits

If you have 32+ applicable credits, complete your bachelor's at Northeastern in 2 years


Enter a graduate program directly

For personalized guidance on gaining immediate enrollment in a master’s degree or certificate. Select from the areas below to see available programs:

Spotlight on D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Graduate certificate direct entry

Direct entry to a graduate certificate

Enhance your professional business skills with a graduate certificate from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Complete a graduate certificate in just 4 or 8 months, with no GMAT or GRE required. You can earn 12-15 graduate credits that are transferable to a master’s degree at Northeastern, or an MBA program at another university.

Spotlight on MBA direct entry

Direct entry to an MBA program

Northeastern’s 24-month Master of Business Administration offers incredible professional preparation, including 6-month, in-depth paid work experiences and international consulting projects. The program ranks 5th in the USA for job placement, with 96% of graduates employed 3 months post-MBA (Bloomberg BusinessWeek 2017).

Help with every step

Apply through International Pathways and receive personalized guidance on your application, including:

  • A review of your English and academic qualifications
  • Preparation of your application documents
  • Guidance through the visa process
  • Advice on programs, accommodations and insurance options

Pre-sessional English

A pre-sessional English course is for students who have been “conditionally admitted” to Northeastern but need to improve their English language skills to meet the entry requirements. Kaplan International English centers offer pre-sessional English courses in several cities throughout the USA, including Boston and Seattle.

International students may be conditionally admitted to the following  programs:

  • Bachelor’s Completion program
  • Graduate Global Pathways leading to a master’s degree in the College of Professional Studies
  • Graduate Certificates in D’Amore McKim School of Business

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