May 25, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Science, BS

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The Applied Science major leads to a well-rounded, cross-disciplinary degree in science, well-suited for students seeking technical employment in areas where a cross-disciplinary background in science is desirable. The major also offers good preparation for students entering certain health related fields. Applied Science may be appropriate for students interested in teaching Middle School or High School science with an Integrated Science endorsement; interested students should consult with the College of Education about additional requirements.


Program Length

Four years for a complete BS degree.  Two years for students transferring in with an AAOT degree.  Program length may vary depending upon the student’s course load and academic progress.

Program Learning Outcomes

A student completing a major in Applied Science shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • Demonstrated competency with fundamental quantitative methods and tools
  • Demonstrated foundational proficiency in using computer technology
  • Have intermediate knowledge and application experience in at least two areas of the Natural Sciences
  • Be able to communicate scientific ideas in both written and oral formats. 

Baccalaureate Degree Core

Baccalaureate Degree Core Requirements   

Major Requirements: 38-40 Credits (Plus 2 Minors)

Two minors from among the following:

  • Applied Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics

One of the Following: 4 Credits

Additional Credits: 28 Credits

At least 28 credits of courses numbered 300 or higher from among BIOL, CHEM, CS, EXIP, ENV (Science courses only), MATH, PHY, one of which must be a Writing-in-the-Discipline course. These courses should be selected to meet specific career or interdisciplinary goals and require approval of the department chairs from the School of Natural Sciences. No more than 4 credits of internship may be counted toward this total.

One of the Following: Senior Capstone 2-6 Credits

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