B.S. Applied Science

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.
  • 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.

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
AS Advisory Board

2018 AS Advisory Board

  • Kenneth R. "Beau" Farmer II, Ph.D., Professional in the Field
    Chief Technology Officer at TSI Incorporated
  • Greg Henderson, Professional in the Field, Industry Affairs
    Eastern US at Eli Lilly
  • Dr. Vijay Sasi, DVM, R&D Director
    Vets Plus, Inc.
  • Hans Mikelson, Professional in the Field, Nanoscience Technology Instructor
    Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • Cheryl Norder, Professional in the Field, Medical Regulatory Affairs Managers  
    Phillips Plastics
  • Carl Picconatto, Ph. D., Lead Scientist and Experimental Lab Director Nanosystems Group
    The MITRE Corporation
  • Jack Statz, Professional in the Field, Food Industry Quality Supervisor
    Clasen Quality Coatings
  • Naveen Chikthimmah, Assistant Professor, Program Director
    Department of Food and Nutrition
  • Jesse Pischlar, Professional in the Field, Manufacturing Engineer
    Medtronic, Inc. (Neuromodulation)
  • Jeff Schemenauer, DC, Professional in the Field
    Simply Chiropractic, LLC
  • Marlann Patterson, Associate Professor, CSTEM, Physics Dept., Materials and Nanoscience Concentration, Physics Department Representative 
  • Paul Greene, PT, DPT, OCS, Professional in the Field
    Mayo Clinic Health System
  • John Wagner, Professional in the Field, Nanoscience Technology Instructor
    Chippewa Valley Technical College

AS Leadership Representatives

  • Chuck Bomar, Dean, CSTEM
  • Vacant, CTEM, Progam Director, MS&SC Dept.
  • Jen Grant, Associate Professer, CSTEM, Biology Department, Interdisciplinary Concentration
  • Kevin Mason, Associate Professor, Program Director, Science Education, School of Education Instruction
  • Marcia Miller-Rodeberg, Associate Professor, CSTEM, Dept. Chair, Chemistry Dept.
  • Jim Burritt, Associate Professor, CSTEM, Dept. Chair, Biology Dept., BMB Concentration
  • Stephen Nold, Professor, CSTEM, Dept. Chair, Biology Dept.
  • Richard Rothaupt, Associate Dean, CSTEM
  • Dmitry Kadnikov, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Dept., Chemistry Dept.
  • Todd Zimmerman, Associate Professor, Physics Dept., Physics Dept. 
  • Polly Hashmi, Associate Professor, Biology Dept. Biology
  • Forrest Schultz, Dept. Chair, Professor, Chemistry Dept.
  • Amitava Kramaker, Associate Professor, Computer Science, CSTEM

AS Student Representatives

  • Rebecca Carroll, Student in the B.S. Applied Science Program
  • Ellie Raethke, Student in the B.S. Applied Science Program



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