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Capstone DesignMajor DepartmentNanoApplication/Specialization
BCHM 461Biochemistry IChem & BiochemNanoApplication/Specialization
Fundamental Science
BCHM 464Biochemistry Lab 1Chem & BiochemNanoCharacterization
BCHM 485Physical BiochemistryChem & BiochemFundamental Science
BCSI 414Recombinant DNA LabBiosciencesNanoFabrication/Synthesis
BCSI 426Membrane BiophysicsBiosciencesNanoApplication/Specialization
Fundamental Science
BSCI 410Molecular GeneticsBiosciencesFundamental Science
BSCI 412Microbial GeneticsBiosciencesFundamental Science
BSCI 421Cell BiologyBiosciencesFundamental Science
CHBE 470The Science and Technology of Colloidal SystemsChem & BiochemFundamental Science
CHBE 476 Molecular Modeling MethodsChem & BiochemFundamental Science
CHBE 477 Mesoscopic and Nanoscale Thermodynamics: Fundamentals for Emerging TechnologiesChem & BiochemFundamental Science
CHBE 486Heterogeneous Catalysis for Energy ApplicationsChem & BiochemNanoFabrication/Synthesis
CHEM 425Instrumental Methods of AnalysisChem & BiochemNanoCharacterization
CHEM 482Physical Chemistry IIChem & BiochemFundamental Science
ENCH 468NBionanotechnology: Physical PrinciplesChem & BiochemFundamental Science
ENCH 471Particle Science and TechnologyChem & BiomolecularNanoFabrication/Synthesis
ENCH 490, ENMA 495Polymers, Biopolymers and their Applications in Nano- and Bio-technologyChem & Biomolecular / MSENanoApplication/Specialization
Fundamental Science
ENEE 313Introduction to Device PhysicsECENanoApplication/Specialization
ENEE 413Advanced Electronic DevicesECEFundamental Science
ENEE 416Integrated Circuit Fabrication LabECENanoFabrication/Synthesis
ENEE 489QQuantum Phenomena in Electrical EngineeringECEFundamental Science
ENMA 430Nanosized Materials: Fabrication and UtilizationMSENanoFabrication/Synthesis
ENMA 440Nanoprocessing of Materials with PlasmasMSENanoFabrication/Synthesis
ENMA 441NanocharacterizationMSENanoCharacterization
ENMA 442NanomaterialsMSENanoApplication/Specialization
Fundamental Science
ENMA 443Photonic MaterialsMSENanoApplication/Specialization
ENMA 460, PHYS 431Solid State PhysicsMSE / PhysicsFundamental Science
ENMA 465MicroprocessingMSENanoFabrication/Synthesis
ENMA 466Microprocessing LabMSENanoFabrication/Synthesis
ENMA 475Diffraction TechniquesMSENanoCharacterization
ENMA 481Electronic and Optical MaterialsMSE / PhysicsNanoApplication/Specialization
Fundamental Science
ENME 476, ENME 481Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, Lab-on-a-chip Microsystems (Alternating years)MENanoFabrication/Synthesis
PHYS 401Quantum Physics IPhysicsFundamental Science
PHYS 404Thermal & Statistical PhysicsPhysicsFundamental Science
PHYS 420Modern PhysicsPhysicsFundamental Science
PHYS 499M, ENMA 489XPhysics, Material Chemistry and Device Applications at the NanoscalePhysics / MSENanoCharacterization
XXXX 499Research Experience (if NS & T related)Participating DepartmentNanoCharacterization


Not all courses are taught every semester. Please refer to the Testudo Course Listing page for the classes offered for your desired semester.


  • The minor requirement will consist of a total of five courses (at least 15 credits).
  • At least two of the courses (6 credits) must be from the list of NanoFabrication / Nanosynthesis and/or NanoCharacterization electives.
  • At least two of the courses (6 credits) must be from the list of Fundamental Science and/or Nanoscience Electives. At least one of these must be listed as a NanoApplication / Specialization elective.
  • Up to two courses (6 credits) may be double counted, i.e. used both toward satisfying the requirements of the major and the NS&T minor.
  • Three of the courses (9 credits) must be from outside the individual major. Cross listed courses (e.g. ENMA460/PHYS431) which are offered by the major department do not qualify as being outside the major.
  • At least three of the courses (9 credits) must be at the 400 level or above.
  • No more than two courses (6 credits) from any one department will be credited toward the NS&T minor.
  • A grade of "C" or above is required in all courses to be credited toward the NS&T minor.
  • Students wishing to participate in the NS&T minor must declare participation formally. Declaration of participation in the NS&T minor must follow a meeting with the individual department representative to the NS&T committee who will help the student to develop a program of courses suitable for the minor and a schedule for taking those courses. Examples of model programs for each participating department are given below. Students from outside participating departments will consult with one of the MSE representatives to develop a program of courses and declare participation.
  • Research experience (XXXX499) courses may be included in the NS&T minor in addition to those listed above, provided that the research is NS&T-related. The course must be within a participating department. Similarly, if the design capstone course (e.g. ENMA490) from a department is judged to be in the area of NS&T, it may be counted as a Specialization elective toward the minor. Judgment of whether these courses qualify will fall to the departmental NanoProgram Committee member.

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