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Applied Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Lincoln, NE, United States
The Applied Science degree program at University of Nebraska-Lincoln will prepare students for professions that involve the application of science in society, rather than the practice of science and scientific research. 
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The goal is to provide an integrated understanding of how basic and applied science benefit and impact us, from the individual to the biosphere.

The Applied Science major, offered by University of Nebraska-Lincoln, allows students to select from a broad range of courses across the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources to make the degree fit their career goals.

Applied Science is one of the most flexible majors on campus - students are able to choose nearly 50% of the courses that they take to graduate. In addition, the degree has 18 – 20 hours of free electives, which means that you can incorporate a minor into the degree without taking any extra classes, and you'll graduate on time.

Career Opportunities

Depending on your course choices, a wide range of job opportunities are available in agriculture and/or natural resources. Here are a few careers of recent applied science graduates:

  • Agribusiness Sales Account Manager, Telvent/DTN
  • Agronomist, Ingold Cup Consulting
  • Ag Producer, Panowicz Farms
  • Answer Plot Trainee, Windfield Solutions LLC
  • Applicator, Norder Agri Supply
  • Crop Consultant, Keller Ag Services
  • Crop Consultant, Self-Employed
  • Director of Product Management, Cook's Ham
  • Farm / Ranch Operator, Self-Employed
  • Farm Assistant, Gwennap Hay Company
  • Farm Loan Officer Trainee, USDA Farm Service Agency
  • Feedlot Manager, Muller Farms

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Life Science
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • Arts
  • Chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Transcripts: You will self-report your academic record. Use an unofficial transcript to fill in your information
  • After you've taken the ACT or SAT, request the testing institution to send us your official scores. Our codes are: ACT: 2482 and SAT: 6877
  • Application Fee: There is a $45 application fee payable with a credit card or a check. Make the check out to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and put the applicant's name on the memo line
  • Scholarship Statement: To be considered for leadership and diversity scholarships, you must write a 500-word essay all about you. Focus on leadership, career goals and community service

Tuition Fee

  • International

    830 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 830 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    830 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 830 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 259 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lincoln

  • 926 - 1380 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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