2023-24 Catalog

Applied Science

Director, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

The Applied Science Program enables students to create interdisciplinary specialties that prepare them for careers in a world that increasingly bridges academic disciplines. Students pursue subject-area concentrations that represent academic interests they wish to integrate into a meaningful program. The core offers students the intellectual tools to identify connections between the concentrations and engage in interdisciplinary problem-solving and critical thinking.

The program leads to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science. Each student’s curriculum combines a general engineering education with a carefully customized concentration in engineering and/or science as well as another area of emphasis, which may include courses taken inside the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science and may also include courses taken in one or more of the other three Colleges within the University.

In order to ensure the success of this individualized approach to education, Applied Science places primary emphasis on advisement. Each student is teamed with an advisor who helps the student plan the course of study and who supervises independent study and internships. The advisor remains the student’s advisor throughout his or her undergraduate career.

Unlike students in the traditional college programs, students in the Applied Science program of individualized study do not declare a major in a particular academic department. Instead, they develop a concentration that may combine study in several areas. Students are encouraged by their advisor to develop the concentration in such a way that the student will be well prepared for further study in graduate school or for pursuing a particular career path. While the chosen concentration can be highly customized in consultation with the advisor, examples of concentrations include: Technical Communications, Digital Media, Entertainment Science, Technology/Science and Education, Technology/Science and Pre-law, Technology/Science and Pre-Medicine, Technology Management, Technology Marketing, and Engineering and Architecture. Many other combinations are possible.

The requirements for a BS in Applied Science program are a minimum of 128 credit hours including:

First Year Courses
ENGL 001Critical Reading and Composition3
ENGL 002Research and Argument3
ENGR 005Introduction to Engineering Practice2
ENGR 010Applied Engineering Computer Methods2
CHM 030Introduction to Chemical Principles4
PHY 011
PHY 012
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics Laboratory I
MATH 021Calculus I4
MATH 022Calculus II4
Other Natural Science
CHM 031Chemical Equilibria in Aqueous Systems4
BIOS 041Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology3
EES 080Introduction to the Earth System4
PHY 021
PHY 022
Introductory Physics II
and Introductory Physics Laboratory II
Other Mathematics
MATH 021Calculus I4
MATH 022Calculus II4
MATH 023Calculus III4
MATH 205Linear Methods3
MATH 231Probability and Statistics3
Required HSS courses
ECO 001Principles of Economics4
PHIL 128Philosophy Of Science4
or HIST 008 Technology in Modern America
or HIST 145
or POLS 106 Environmental Values and Ethics
PSYC 001Introduction to Psychology4
Humanities & Social Science electives
Select 13 additional credits subject to college requirements.13
Major electives
Select 24 credits24
Approved electives
Select 18 credits18
Total Credits128

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