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.
Pursue a career or advanced education in science with UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science. Our polytechnic-based coursework stresses breadth in applied scientific concepts in biology, chemistry and physics, as well as an emphasis in technology and the liberal arts.
Career-Focused Degree Concentrations
Apply physics concepts to develop technology, systems and devices; bridging physics and engineering.
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Apply a core of biology courses and technical electives to specialize in a discipline of choice and/or prepare for graduate study in health care professions.
Apply principles of multiple chemistry disciplines to synthesize and characterize materials as well as develop scaled-up production methods.
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Combine biology, chemistry, physics, and math courses with a minor to gain a broad knowledge base applicable to a variety of careers.
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Materials and Nanoscience
Study the extraction, synthesis, processing, properties, characterization and development of natural, man-made, bulk and nanoscale materials.
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* Biology and Interdisciplinary Science Concentrations offer courses that fulfill the requirements of professional study in the highly competitive health science fields. Our pre-professional advisors will help you plan ahead to show high academic achievement, prepare for entrance exams, and build a strong application to the graduate or professional school of your choice.
"After getting home from training with the Army, I saw Stout as an opportunity to utilize my education benefits at a relatively small, military-friendly school. At Stout, I got to know my professors on a personal level. The class sizes worked well for me. And I was also able to participate in some very unusual experiences such as a Cadaver Dissection class. That class gave me a leg-up on some of my medical school classmates."
-- Patrick BestB.S. Applied Science
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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:
- 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
- Allied health professions
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
- 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
- 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
Advisory Committee Members
|Bryan||Barts||Director of Career Services||UW-Stout|
|Chris||Bendel||Associate Dean, CSTEMM||UW-Stout|
|Michael||Bessert||Professor of Biology||UW-Stout|
|Julie||Beston||Assistant Professor, Biology Department||UW-Stout|
|Jim||Burritt||Professor, Biology Department Chair||UW-Stout|
|Josh||Dalton||Executive Director||Dunn County Humane Society|
|David||Ding||Interim Associate Dean, CSTEMM||UW-Stout|
|Travis||Erickson||Principal Packaging Engineer||Medtronic|
|Kenneth R. "Beau"||Farmer II||Chief Technology Officer||TSI, Inc|
|Jonathan||Frisch||Associate Professor, Industrial Chemistry (INC) Concentration Coordinator||UW-Stout|
|Jen||Grant||Professor, Biology (BIO) Concentration Coordinator||UW-Stout|
|Becca||Hoeft||Chemical Hygiene Officer||UW-Stout|
|Dmitry||Kadnikov||Program Director Applied Science||UW-Stout|
|Nancy||Louwagie||Chair of Engineering Technology Programs||Normandale Community College|
|Gindy||Neidermyer||Interim Dean, CSTEMM||UW-Stout|
|Marlann||Patterson||Professor of Physics||UW-Stout|
|Matt||Prissel||Commercial Manager||Xenon Arc|
|Matt||Ray||Associate Professor, Materials and Nanoscience (MNS) Concentration Coordinator||UW-Stout|
|Rebecca||Sarauer||P.A.-C.||Mayo Clinic Health System|
|Alan||Scott||Professor, Interdisciplinary Science (IDS) Concentration Coordinator||UW-Stout|
|Ana||Vande Linde||Professor of Chemistry, Chair of Department of Chemistry and Physics||UW-Stout|
|Keith||Wojciechowski||Program Director for P.S.M. in Industrial and Applied Mathematics||UW-Stout|
|Sarah||Wynn||Director of McNair Scholars Program||UW-Stout|
|Jeff||Zeske||Senior Principal Chemist||Medtronic|
|Todd||Zimmerman||Professor, Applied Physics (APP) Concentration Coordinator||UW-Stout|