Overview

Applied Learning Science (AppLeS) provides a thorough grounding in the learning sciences through an innovative program that includes courses in learning, language understanding, quantitative reasoning and statistics, designing learning environments, and human performance.  The program culminates in a capstone course in which the student works on a research project under the direction of one or more faculty members.  Graduating students will have a solid preparation for graduate study in this emerging area of scholarship, as well as in education, psychology, business, law, and other areas of study.  The program also prepares students for a wide range of current (and future) jobs that require expertise in design, analysis, and evaluation of learning environments, as teachers, policy makers, analysts, and professionals in government, healthcare, business, and nonprofit organizations. 

Students in this concentration will:

  • Explore theories, phenomena, and methods in the learning sciences
  • Identify general principles of learning and how they can be applied in the classroom, at work and home, and diverse settings of daily life
  • Acquire flexible learning and problem solving skills that can be broadly applied in diverse contexts, including research, quantitative reasoning, communication, and collaborative problem solving

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Who should apply

Undergraduate students who want to:

  • Understand how principles of learning can be applied in the classroom, at work and home, and diverse settings of daily life
  • Acquire flexible problem solving skills that can be broadly applied in diverse contexts
  • Prepare for a wide range of jobs that involve designing, analyzing, and evaluating learning environments, as teachers, policy makers, analysts, and professionals in government, healthcare, business, and nonprofit organizations

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