Applied Science | Academic Advising Handbook

The major in Applied Science is designed for students interested in combining multiple scientific disciplines. Applied Science students will select two minors from within the Natural Sciences and work with an advisor from each program to select courses and to determine a relevant and compelling capstone project.

While the Applied Science major may be sufficient preparation for a career in industrial science, it is not typically sufficient preparation for graduate study in the sciences. Students pursuing an engineering 3-2 program should be advised according to the Engineering Science major.

Requirements for the Major

Two minors from among the following:

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

One of the following:

  • MATH 207 General Elementary Statistics 4 credits
  • MATH 226 Calculus I 4 credits

One of the following:

  • CS 150 Introduction to Computer Science I 4 credits
  • CS 130 and CS 230 Software Tools 4 credits
  • MATH 301 Mathematical Modeling 4 credits

At least 28 credits of courses numbered 300 or higher from among BIOL, CHEM, CS, EXIP, ENV (Science courses only), MATH, PHY. 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:

In consultation with your two minor advisors, develop a plan for your capstone project and complete:

  • SCI 490 or a Capstone within one of the departments of your selected minors. 2-6 credits


Rev 2019