Today’s world is facing exciting challenges. Society needs leaders who can generate scientific solutions and technical innovations for its continued prosperity. If you want to use your talents to help shape the future, Applied Science may be right for you.

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 an extensive and rigorous curriculum fosters creativity so you can contribute to the rapid development of 21st century products and processes.

UW-Stout's Applied Science program will prepare you for direct entry into exciting and rewarding science careers including:

  • Research and development
  • Government compliance
  • Criminal science investigation
  • Scientific sales

Depending on your concentration, you’ll gain the opportunity to pursue careers in:

  • Biotechnology
  • Interdisciplinary Science
  • Materials and Nanoscience

A degree in Applied Science can also set the stage for graduate school, as well as professional studies in:

  • Chiropractic
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician's assistant
  • Veterinary medicine


Prepare for UW-Stout

To succeed in this program, you should have an aptitude for science, math skills 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 coursework in the first year will be a combination of introductory courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and general education. You’ll also take a one-credit Applied Science Professions course to better identify possible career tracks. General education courses include English composition, ethics, and speech courses. Cell and molecular biology, organic chemistry, and other science electives round out your second year’s courses.

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. Concentrations include: Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Materials Science, and Nanoscience. An option without a concentration is also available and requires a minor in a non-science field of your choice.

In addition to working with instructors from a wide range of disciplines, you’ll gain significant hands-on experience through a field or cooperative education opportunities. You’ll develop the qualities that employers are looking for in today’s college graduates – interpersonal communication, problem-solving skills, and good judgment.

A capstone course will integrate previous coursework into a transformative experience that prepares you for a professional career. Foreign language and foreign study programs are also highly encouraged to enhance your professional development.

Admission Requirements  

In addition to fulfilling the university's basic admission requirements, Applied Science applicants must also have an ACT math score of at least 22 (SAT Math 510) and either rank in the upper 40 percent of your high school (or GPA of 3.0), or have a composite ACT score of 22. Nontraditional or transfer student admission will be based on current admission standards with guidance from the program director.

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