B.S. Applied Science

Are you interested in applying science to solve real-world problems?
Degree Type Bachelor of Science
CAREERS & SALARIES Annual Employment Report
Delivery On Campus

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

Concentrations Offered

  • Applied Physics: Apply physics concepts to develop technology, systems and devices; bridging physics and engineering.
  • Biology: 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.
  • 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.


Program Overview

View program plans, credit requirements and course descriptions.


The Applied Science concentrations in Biology and Interdisciplinary Science 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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Admissions Requirement

New First-Year Students

For the 2022-2023 academic year, there will be no additional admissions requirements.

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)
  • 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.

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
Applied Science Advisory Committee

2021 AS Advisory Committee

Carole Jean  Baier Program Associate UW-Stout
Bryan  Barts Director of Career Services UW-Stout
Michael Bessert Biology Department Chair UW-Stout
Julie Beston Assistant Professor, Biology Department UW-Stout
Jim  Burritt Professor, BMB Concentration Coordinator (until last student graduates) UW-Stout
Josh Dalton Executive Director Dunn County Humane Society
David Ding Interim Associate Dean, CSTEMM UW-Stout
Erik Engness Process Development Engineer Boston Scientific
Travis Erickson Principal Packaging Engineer Medtronic
Kenneth R. "Beau"  Farmer II Chief Technology Officer TSI, Inc
Jonathan  Frisch Assistant Professor, Industrial Chemistry (INC) Concentration Coordinator UW-Stout
Jen Grant Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Science (IDS) Concentration Coordinator UW-Stout
Alex Hall   UW-Stout
Tiffany  Hoage Lecturer UW-Stout
Becca Hoeft Chemical Hygiene Officer UW-Stout
Dmitry  Kadnikov Program Director Applied Science 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
Shane Medin Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Physics UW-Stout
Marcia  Miller-Rodeberg Associate Professor UW-Stout
Gindy Neidermyer Interim Dean, CSTEMM UW-Stout
Marlann   Patterson  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
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 Chemistory, 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 Associate Professor, Applied Physics (APP) Concentration Coordinator UW-Stout



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