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The Applied Science Program
Applied Science (http://as.wm.edu) is an interdisciplinary graduate department that offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the physical and biological sciences.Applied Science offers courses and research opportunities cooperatively with affiliated faculty from the Departments of Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology and the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (VIMS), as well as from the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). Applied Science uses the tools, the techniques, and the understanding involved in a wide range of scientific disciplines in order to solve complex scientific and technical problems. Core faculty research interests include: nondestructive evaluation, robotics, and medical imaging; epidemic modeling and non-linear dynamics; nanotechnology, thin films, surface science, electronic and magnetic materials science; laser spectroscopy; solid state nuclear magnetic resonance; neurophysiology; computational neuroscience and cell biology, material characterization, as well as cultural heritage materials science.
While Applied Science does not offer an undergraduate major, many courses in the department are particularly suitable for undergraduate students of physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science, neuroscience and biology. Also, a minor in Applied Science is offered with a track in either Computational Biology or Materials Science.
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