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
Applied Science Advisory Board

2018 AS Advisory Board

  • Marlann Patterson, Program Director
  • Bryan Barts, Director of Career Services, UW-Stout
  • John Breskey, Program Director for M.S. in Risk Control, UW-Stout
  • Jim Burritt, Professor, BMB Concentration Coordinator (until last student graduates), UW-Stout
  • Jeffery Campbell, Lecturer, UW-Stout
  • Erik Engness, Process Development Engineer, Boston Scientific
  • Kenneth R. "Beau" Farmer II, Chief Technology Officer, TSI, Inc
  • Jonathan Frisch, Associate Professor, Industrial Chemistry (INC) Concentration Coordinator, UW-Stout
  • Jen Grant, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Science (IDS) Concentration Coordinator, UW-Stout
  • Tiffany Hoage, Lecturer, UW-Stout
  • Becca Hoeft, Chemical Hygiene Officer, UW-Stout
  • Dmitry Kadnikov, Associate Professor, UW-Stout
  • Emily Kopp, Instrumentation Innovator, UW-Stout
  • Nancy Louwagie, Chair of Engineering Technology Programs, Normandale Community College
  • Kevin Mason, Associate Professor, Program Director for B.S. in Science Education, UW-Stout
  • Marcia Miller-Rodeberg, Associate Professor, UW-Stout
  • Marlann Patterson, Applied Science Program Director, Associate Professor, UW-Stout
  • Geoff Peck, Manufacturing Engineer, Preco
  • Matt Prissel, Commercial Manager, Xenon Arc
  • Matt Ray, Associate Professor, Materials and Nanoscience (MNS) Concentration Coordinator, UW-Stout
  • Alan Scott, Professor, UW-Stout
  • Daniel Sinkovits, Assistant Professor, UW-Stout
  • Jack Statz, Quality Engineer, Accuray
  • Keith Wojciechowski, Program Director for P.S.M. in Industrial and Applied Mathematics, UW-Stout
  • Sarah Wyn, Director of McNair Scholars Program, UW-Stout
  • Todd Zimmerman, Associate Professor, Applied Physics (APP) Concentration Coordinator, UW-Stout

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