Develop in-demand, technical skills in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics through Wentworth’s innovative Applied Sciences program. Our flexible, four-year degree caters towards students that are eager to set themselves apart.
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An Interdisciplinary Approach
Unlike traditional science programs that limit students to one field of study, our Applied Sciences degree follows the scientific systems learning model and provides a strong foundation across Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Students not only study the ways in which the three disciplines rely upon one another, but they also put theory into action outside the classroom.
The Polytechnic Model in Practice
We believe that learning ought to take place in the lab. Our curriculum leverages the polytechnic learning model to our students’ advantage by utilizing a hands-on approach to scientific exploration. Our faculty enable students as they apply theoretical concepts to their own active research projects, ranging from modern medicine to astrophysics. Our modern labs provide access to the scientific devices students will encounter in the field.
All students in the Applied Sciences program benefit from individualized mentorship with Wentworth science faculty and students are involved in original research and scientific communications training.
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences program is an interdisciplinary and experiential degree that gives students solid grounding in biology, chemistry, and physics – ideal for those with an interest in the sciences and a curiosity to explore and create. Applied Sciences Majors gain competence in all three disciplines through dedicated coursework and active research projects. Students acquire extensive laboratory experience and the computational aptitude to analyze and report their findings. The interdisciplinary nature of the program is in line with the expectations of today’s varied job market, preparing students for careers in research and development, technical writing, or scientific computing. Interested students will be well qualified to continue their studies in graduate programs or medical school.
View the Course Catalog below for information about program requirements. For an overview of the year-by-year experience in the Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences program, see "What You'll Learn" below.
Total credits for degree: 128
This is a four year program, which starts in the fall semester of the student's first year and is planned to end in the summer semester of the student's fourth year.
Plan of Study Grid Freshman Year Fall Semester Credits CHEM1100 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4 MATH1750 ENGINEERING CALCULUS I 4 PHYS1250 ENGINEERING PHYSICS I 4 English Sequence 4 Credits 16 Spring Semester BIOL1100 CELL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 4 CHEM1600 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 4 MATH1850 ENGINEERING CALCULUS II 4 English Sequence 4 Credits 16 Sophomore Year Fall Semester BIOL2200 ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 4 CHEM2500 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 4 COMP1000 COMPUTER SCIENCE I 4 PHYS1750 ENGINEERING PHYSICS II 4 Credits 16 Spring Semester BIOL3000 APPLICATIONS IN GENETICS 4 CHEM3500 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 4 MATH2500 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 HSS Elective 4 Credits 16 Summer Semester COOP3000 PRE CO-OP WORK TERM (OPTIONAL) Credits 0 Junior Year Fall Semester BIOL3200 CELL PHYSIOLOGY & SIGNALING 4 CHEM4200 ADVANCED LABORATORY TECHNIQUES IN CHEMISTRY 4 SCIN2000 SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTATION 4 HSS Elective 4 Credits 16 Spring Semester COOP3500 COOP EDUCATION 1 Credits 0 Summer Semester BIOL3100 MICROBIOLOGY 4 PHYS3100 MODERN PHYSICS 4 PHYS3500 THERMAL PHYSICS 4 HSS Elective 4 Credits 16 Senior Year Fall Semester COOP4500 COOP EDUCATION 2 Credits 0 Spring Semester BIOL4500 MOLECULAR NEUROBIOLOGY 4 CHEM3550 BIOCHEMISTRY 4 SCIN5000 SENIOR CAPSTONE I 4 HSS Elective 4 Credits 16 Summer Semester CHEM3600 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 4 SCIN5500 SENIOR CAPSTONE II 4 PHYS Elective, 3000 Level or higher 4 HSS Elective 4 Credits 16 Total Credits 128
Students are required to complete:
At least one course in Humanities: CSAS, HSSI, HIST, HUMN, LITR and PHIL
At least one course in the Social Sciences; CSAS, HSSI, COMM, ECON, ENVM, POLS, PSYC, and SOCL
The remaining course from either the Humanities or Social Sciences category.
Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.
A minimum of 28 credits total, including English, humanities, and social science credit, is required to complete the humanities and social sciences graduation requirement.
Math Placement may alter the course schedule above.
Course List Course Title Credits PHYS3600 CLASSICAL MECHANICS 4 PHYS3800 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS 4 PHYS4500 INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM MECHANICS 4 PHYS4700 ELECTRODYNAMICS 4
The B.S. in Applied Sciences is tailored to the contemporary laboratory science workplace in Boston and beyond. Student employment opportunities are in scientific laboratories in the life sciences, medical related research, and the defense industry.
What You'll Learn
You’ll establish a foundation for your Applied Sciences program by taking introductory courses in chemistry, biology, physics, and calculus, which will instill core concepts that you’ll use throughout the program.
Second-year applied sciences students expand their knowledge with more advanced science courses like Advanced Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Organic Chemistry. Students will also take courses in computer science and discrete mathematics, which provide additional skills that will be necessary in the program and in the real world.
An optional pre co-op work term is available to students during the summer semester.
In the fall and summer semesters of your third year, you’ll take courses like Scientific Instrumentation, a lab-intensive course that focuses on instrumentation and experimental methods in the three scientific disciplines: biology, chemistry, and physics. Other courses include Microbiology, Thermal Physics, and Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Chemistry.
In the spring, you’ll begin the first of two required co-ops.
In the fall, you’ll go on your second required co-op to gain more hands-on industry experience.
The remainder of your program includes Molecular Neurobiology—specialization of nerve cells, neural development, and maturation of the central nervous system is taught at the cellular level. Emphasis is placed on the molecular pathways that facilitate the specialized function of neuronal cells and the molecular aspects of the neural disease process. You’ll also finish your program with your senior capstone project over your final two semesters.