Applied Science and Technology

The applied science and technology program is offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, which is located in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.  It is a broad-based, engineering-oriented program coupled with liberal arts coursework. It is designed for students seeking careers in fields that employ engineering and science, such as law, medicine, business, education or the media.  Students in the program choose an allied minor.

What can I expect to learn in the Applied Science and Technology program at GW?

You will learn the benefits that science and engineering bring to our world. You will also learn to use science and engineering as powerful tools in a broad array of sectors—everything from law and medicine to business and communications.

What is the Applied Science and Technology community like at GW?

The applied science and technology community is as broad and diverse as the students who major in applied science and technology. It includes students interested in law school, medical school, business, project management and public health.

What can I do in the Applied Science and Technology field?

In the same way that reading prepares you for innumerable subjects, our applied science and technology degree prepares you for the wide variety of careers that rely on the tools of engineering and science.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Students in applied science and technology may choose from among a wide range of allied minors that support their career interests and preparation. For example, an applied science and technology student may pursue a minor in business. The program does not require related majors or concentrations, but many students elect to undertake them.


  • Helping hospitals get better: three surgeons in surgery room

    Helping hospitals get better:

    Information technology and engineering techniques can improve the efficiency and reliability of hospital operations.

  • The science of business:a group of males in classroom sitting at table

    The science of business:

    Modern business practices rely heavily on the numerical techniques of engineering and technology.