B.S. Applied Science | University of Wisconsin - Stout

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Are you interested in applying science to solve real-world problems?
Degree Type Bachelor of Science
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Today's world demands leaders and scientists who can develop innovative solutions in many fields. UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science combines science, liberal arts and technology, and prepares you for direct entry into a career or graduate program that's exactly right for you.

Concentrations Offered

  • Applied Physics: Apply physics concepts to develop technology, systems and devices; bridging physics and engineering. (begins Fall 2018)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology:  Prepare yourself to offer innovative solutions to health, energy, food supply and global warming issue. (until Fall 2018)
  • Industrial Chemistry: Apply principles of multiple chemistry disciplines to synthesize and characterize materials as well as develop scaled-up production methods.
  • Interdisciplinary Science:  Combine biology, chemistry, physics, and math courses with a minor to gain a broad knowledge base applicable to a variety of careers.
  • Materials and Nanoscience:  Study the extraction, synthesis, processing, properties, characterization and development of natural, man-made, bulk and nanoscale materials.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science is for students seeking science careers. The program stresses breadth in scientific concepts through coursework in biology, chemistry and physics, as well as an emphasis in technology and the liberal arts.

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The Applied Science program provides you with opportunities to explore your talents and find exactly the right scientific occupation for you. Rigorous curriculum and outstanding research experiences help you hone your skills for a successful career. A state-of-the-art $43 million science facility combined with a well-planned curriculum fosters creativity so you can contribute to the rapid development of 21st-century products and processes.

Degree Completion Option

If you are a technical college graduate, have worked in your field for two years, and want to pursue a four-year degree, the Applied Science program offers a degree completion option. Your associate degree credits will transfer to UW-Stout with the consent of the director of the Applied Science program.

After completing the program core courses and necessary general education credits, you and the program director will design a series of science and technical courses, culminating with your capstone experience.

For more information, please complete the Program Information Request form below.

Preparing for Applied Science

To succeed in this program, you should have an interest in developing an aptitude for science, mathematics and an understanding of human relations. As a high school student, you should complete four years of math and one year each of biology, chemistry and physics. College preparatory English, basic computer, communication, and business courses will also be helpful in your preparation for college.

Starting Out

Your first-year courses will be in introductory science, math and general education. General education courses include English composition, humanities and communications. Science electives in your chosen concentration round out your second year of study.

Completing the Program

UW-Stout's Applied Science program prepares you for a wide array of career choices. The program offers interdisciplinary courses to provide you with a background in many areas. In addition to working with instructors from a wide range of disciplines, you'll gain significant hands-on experience through cooperative education, research, or field experiences.

Admissions Requirement

New Freshmen

  • Rank in the top 40 percent of your class (or for high schools that do not rank, earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)
    or
  • have a minimum ACT score of 22 (or SAT equivalent) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)

If you do not meet one of the academic requirements above, you will be admitted as a Pre-Applied Science. You may then qualify for the Applied Science major by completing the appropriate courses at UW-Stout.

Transfer Students

  • Rank in the top 40 percent of your class (or for high schools that do not rank, earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)
    or
  • have a minimum ACT composite score of 22 (or SAT equivalent) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)

If you do not meet one of the academic requirements above, you will be admitted as a Pre-Applied Science. You may then qualify for the Applied Science major by completing the appropriate courses at UW-Stout.

Labs & Facilities

Superior Research Facilities

The Applied Science program provides cutting-edge labs and equipment designed with your needs in mind. Dubbed “the finest science building in the UW System,” Jarvis Hall provides you with the foremost facilities and instruments, so you can become an innovator in your chosen field.

  • Ultrasonic Cell Disrupter
  • UV/VIS Diode Array Spectrophotometer
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter System
  • TGA
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
  • NMR Spectrophotometer
  • Gas Chromatography System
  • Gas Chromatography Integrator
  • Gas Chromatography Auto Sampler
  • X-Ray Diffractometer
  • Student Mac Lab and laser printer
  • Ultracentrifuge System
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography System
  • WISP Autosampler
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • Rotary Evaporator
  • Fluorimeter
  • Polarized Light Microscopy
  • Phase Contrast Microscope
  • Capillary Electrophoresis
  • Stereo Microscope
  • Millikan Oil Drop
  • E/m Ratio
  • Helmholtz Coil
  • Cathode Ray Tube
  • Geiger-Mueller Tube
  • Bragg Scattering
  • Rydberg Constant
Career Opportunities

While entry-level positions depend on market demands, geographical locations, company size, and the economy, motivated graduates with a clear vision of career opportunities will always find a place. Entry-level positions are available in:

  • Biotechnology
  • Broadfield Science Education
  • Environmental Management and Research
  • Materials Science
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Professional Schools
  • Scientific Research and Development
  • Technical Support for Sale of Chemicals
  • Technical Support for Scientific Equipment Companies

Examples of Careers

  • Research and development
  • Government compliance
  • Criminal science investigation
  • Technical support
  • Scientific sales
  • Process engineering

Prepare for Graduate Programs

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Allied health professions
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