The Department of Applied Science is an interdisciplinary department that supports applied research in a broad set of areas. It offers two graduate degrees, the Doctor of Philosophy and the Master of Science.
Research areas and educational opportunities supported by the department faculty include:
- Alternative Energy
- Applied Mathematics & Statistics
- Astronomy & Astrophysics
- Biomedical Engineering
- Biotechnology & Plant Genetic Engineering
- Environmental Research
- Material Science & Nanotechnology
The department faculty are united in their pursuit of quality graduate research and education, which provides students with a very different experience from their undergraduate careers. Graduate education provides an opportunity for students to increase their knowledge, to broaden their understanding, and to develop their capabilities to define a novel problem and solve it.
The department faculty serve as counselors and assistants to develop each graduate student’s ambition and dedication to achieve a worthwhile accomplishment. Students are expected to define goals and to organize and execute a program of study and research needed to meet those goals. Graduates of the program reflect their commitment to the discipline and to scholarly standards.