Applied Science

Description

Applied Science is the application of the theoretical and practical knowledge of science to the development and dissemination of technology for the benefit of all society. This degree is based on a core of chemistry, biology, physics and math which will lead you to exciting careers in the scientific community. Graduates of this program gain the opportunity to work in materials science, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. The program also prepares graduates for a variety of professional schools (such as medical, pharmacy, veterinary).

Students can concentrate their studies in these areas: 

  • Materials Science » prepares students to study all types of materials from organic to manmade from their basic molecular makeup to complete construction.
  • Nanoscience »  the study of matter on an atomic and molecular scale.
  • Environmental Science »  the study of environmental systems.
  • Biotechnology » is the use of biological processes to make products.
  • Interdisciplinary Science » offers students the flexibility to design their own science degree based on individual career goals.

Students can also prepare for professional school after earning the BS degree: 

  • Pre-Chiropractic » Prepare for entrance into chiropractic school through courses such as General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physiology and Anatomy, Physics, Psychology and Kinesiology.
  • Pre-Dental »  Prepare for entrance into dental school through courses such as Biology, Physiology and Anatomy, Advanced Physiology, Microbiology, Genetics and Physics.
  • Pre-Law  »
  • Pre-Medical »  Prepare for entrance into medical school through courses such as Biology, Advanced Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Calculus and Statistics.
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy » 
  • Pre-Optometry » Prepare for entrance into optometry school through courses such as Biology, Microbiology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Math, Statistics, and Psychology.
  • Pre-Pharmacy » Prepare for entrance into pharmacy school though courses such as Biology, Physiology and Anatomy, Advanced Physiology, Microbiology, Genetics and Physics.
  • Pre-Physical Therapy » Prepare for entrance into pharmacy school though courses such as Biology, Physiology and Anatomy, Advanced Physiology, Microbiology, Genetics and Physics.
  • Pre-Veterinary » Prepare for entrance into veterinary school through courses such as Biology, Microbiology, Physics, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Genetics, Physiology and Anatomy and Zoology.

High School Preparation

  • General admissions criteria

  • Enrollment for this program is competitive and require further academic achievement. Be sure to review that section when reading the general admissions criteria page.

  • Four years of math recommended along with biology, chemistry, and physics.

Careers

  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Technical support for scientific equipment companies
  • Technical support for sale of chemicals
  • Biotechnology
  • Commercial testing laboratory management
  • Metallurgical laboratory management
  • Quality control laboratory management and development
  • Environmental safety testing
  • Laboratory management and research

Average beginning salary for UW-Stout graduates in this major — $32,000
98% employed in 2012–2013 

View our Annual Employment Report for more details.


Explore Your Courses:

» Sample Freshman Schedule

Fall
Freshman English - Composition or Freshman English - Honors I
Organismal Biology
Applied Science Profession I
Calculus I
Humanities/Social Science Elective

Spring
Freshman English - Reading or Freshman English - Honors II
College Chemistry I
Fundamentals of Speech
General Education Health Elective
Humanities/Social Science Elective

See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.

» Courses You May Take in the Major

Human Biology
Basic concepts of physiological processes and anatomy of all organ systems of humans, based on dissection of a cat; embryological development.

Organismal Biology
Introduction to the biological sciences, including evolution, an overview of life's diversity, plant biology, animal biology, and ecology. Emphasis on scientific thought processes, laboratory skills, and communication skills.

College Molecular Cell Biology I
Introduction to the biological sciences, including cell biology, physiology, and molecular biology. Emphasis on scientific thought processes, laboratory skills, and communication skills.

Plants and People
Investigation into the global economic and cultural importance of plants, how aspects of plant biology have played historical roles in shaping societies around the world, and the roles of plants in solving future societal problems.

Environmental Science
The relationship of humans to the natural environment. Study of ecological principles in relation to contemporary problems such as resource utilization, human population dynamics, waste and pollution control.

Concepts and Issues in Biotechnology
Concepts and issues in the field of Biotechnology. Overview of stem cell research, cloning, tissue engineering, artificial organs, genetically modified foods, and others as appropriate.

Organic Chemistry I
Chemistry of carbon compounds: naming, bonding, structure, physical characteristics, reactions. Compounds include hydrocarbons, aromatic compounds, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, acids, esters, amines, amides, thiols and sulfides. Laboratory exercises on compound characteristics (physical and chemical), compound identification, reactions and reaction types.

Biochemistry

Fundamental chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins; second- and third-order structure of proteins; chemistry of nucleic acids; nature and dynamics of enzymes and enzyme action; biological oxidations; lab work in metabolism, chromatography, enzyme action, qualitative and quantitative analytical procedures.

The Physics of Light and Color
Properties, sources and perception of light are examined through lectures and laboratory activity. Topics considered are: color systems and vision, optical devices and phenomena; and image formation and appearance.

University Physics I
Calculus-based general physics course: mechanics and thermodynamics with laboratory.

Solid State Physics
Crystalline structure, lattice vibration and energy states, Brillouin zones, electrons in metals, semi-conductors, and dielectric and magnetic properties of solids.

Issues for Science Professionals
Proprietorial, ethical, and legal issues affecting the careers of science professionals.

See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.

 

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Contact Information

Ann Parsons, Program Director
331E Science Wing Jarvis Hall
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Phone: 715/232-2563
E-Mail: parsonsa@uwstout.edu


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