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.
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.
Visit the Course Catalog 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.
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.