You belong in Applied Sciences
Where human science and service intersect
Graduates from the School of Applied Sciences are improving the health and wellness of individuals and communities across the world.
Our students find careers as researchers, registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, homeland security experts, FBI agents, social workers, elder care specialists, recreation administrators, attorneys, hotel and restaurant managers, event planners, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists, just to name a few. In addition, our programs work perfectly as pre-professional programs for those pursuing advanced degrees in health professions, like nursing, medicine, dentistry, and physical or occupational therapy.
The Applied Sciences Approach
We are an interdisciplinary school where students can mix and match majors and minors and undergraduate (UG) and graduate degrees to create the perfect educational background for their personal career aspirations across industries. A growing number of our programs have 4+1 and 3+3 options to reduce the cost and accelerate the pace of obtaining an undergraduate AND graduate degree.
- Applied Gerontology (UG Minor, UG Major)
- Communication Sciences and Disorders (UG Minor, UG Major, Master’s)
- Criminal Justice (UG Minor, UG Major, 4+1, Master’s)
- Dietetics and Nutrition (UG Major, Master’s, Ph.D.)
- Exercise Science (UG Major, 4+1, Master’s, Ph.D.)
- Hospitality Management (UG Major, Master’s, Ph.D.)
- Law Studies (UG Minor, UG Major, 3+3 Accelerated Law)
- NEW Public Health & Health Sciences (UG Major, Master’s)
- Social Work (UG Major, Master’s, Ph.D.)
- Sport and Recreation Administration (UG Minor, UG Major, 4+1, Master’s, Ph.D.)
Applied Sciences programs guarantee real-world experience.
Through internships, clinical and practicum experience, shadowing and service-learning built into our curriculum, students have the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom to a practical setting. Students turn their passion for helping others into a lifetime of career opportunities through any of our undergraduate programs, many with unique emphasis areas for specialization based on your career interest.
Diversity and inclusion matter.
Did you know the School of Applied Sciences has the most diverse student body of all schools and colleges across the university? Research from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) indicates employers are looking to hire employees who are culturally competent and able to engage with diverse clients, colleagues and members of the public. All students benefit from the diversity and inclusion celebrated across Applied Sciences programs, within our student body and professoriate. Beyond enhancing students’ skills for today’s global workforce, colleges with a diverse study body advance all students’ civic engagement later in life (Bowman, 2010), boost their problem-solving and critical thinking skills, decrease racial bias among students, and help them grow both academically and personally (Eaton, Chirichigno, & National Coalition on School Diversity, 2011).
- Bowen, D. (2010). Brilliant Disguise: An Empirical Analysis of a Social Experiment Banning Affirmative Action. Seattle University School of Law 85 IND. L. J. 1197.
- Eaton, S., Chirichigno, G., & National Coalition on School Diversity. (2011). The impact of racially diverse schools in a democratic society. Research brief no. 3. updated. National Coalition on School Diversity.