B.S. Applied Science

Develop solutions to real-world problems using applied science.
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.

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 y / UW-Stout

Program Overview

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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

Applied Physics

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.

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Industrial Chemistry

Apply principles of multiple chemistry disciplines to synthesize and characterize materials as well as develop scaled-up production methods.

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Interdisciplinary Science*

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 Best
B.S. Applied Science

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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
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
Program Advisory Committee

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
Alex Hall Pre-Health Advisor 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
Marcia  Miller-Rodeberg Associate Professor UW-Stout
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
Daniel Sinkovits Assistant Professor UW-Stout
Jack  Statz Quality Engineer Accuray
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



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