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Nanomedicine

Undergraduate Research

To secure a position in a lab, you need to first identify a faculty member who you would like to work with. You can find our Nano faculty and their bios at the link below. You can also view this document to see a list of research faculty across campus who are doing Nano-related research.

Once you have identified a faculty member to work with, you’ll want to reach out to them to learn more and see if their lab has openings. If you want some tips and pointers on how to craft a professional email, check out this webpage from Career & Professional Development with some helpful tips. After you have secured a position in the lab, you will need to complete the College of Science Undergraduate Research form if your primary major is Nanoscience or Nanomedicine. If your primary major is in another college, you will need to complete that college’s undergraduate research form. 

Course Offerings

For information on courses offered in Nanomedicine, please refer to the course catalog.

Scholarships

The Academy of Integrated Science offers the Alice and Luther Hamlett Scholarship to AIS majors, including CMDA, Nanomedicine, Nanoscience, and Systems Biology, each academic year. Students in one of these four majors are automatically considered for these scholarships and there is nothing additional you need to do for consideration. Students who are awarded one of these scholarships will be notified.


We also encourage students to apply for the general scholarships via Scholarship Central through the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid each year.

Progress Towards Degree Requirements

The Nanoscience degree program closely adheres to the University’s Policy 91, which is designed to make sure students stay on track for their chosen major and continue to make progress during their time at Virginia Tech. See below for the progress towards degree requirements for the Nanoscience and Nanomedicine majors. This can also be found on your checksheet.

Upon having attempted 72 credit hours, the student will have completed:

  • NANO 1015-1016
  • MATH 1225-1226
  • CHEM 1035-1036
  • CHEM 1045-1046
  • PHYS 2305-2306

Upon having attempted 72 credit hours, the student will have completed:

  • NANO 1015-1016
  • MATH 1025-1026
  • CHEM 1035-1036
  • CHEM 1045-1046
  • PHYS 2205-2206
  • PHYS 2215-2216
  • BIOL 1105-1106
  • BIOL 1115-1116

Nanoscience Major Requirements

Checksheets list the requirements a student must fulfill in order to obtain a degree in their intended major and degree program. On these you will find required courses, GPA requirements, and more. Flowcharts of coursework are a visual tool to help a student understand how their coursework will flow overtime in a typical four-year graduation time frame (excluding general education requirements).

Beginning with students entering in the 2020-2021 academic year, checksheets will switch from being based on a student’s graduation year to being based on when a student started at Virginia Tech. As such, the checksheets below reflect the year students entered.

To support the university transition for Undergraduate students from Date of Graduation (DOG) to Date of Entry (DOE) graduation requirements, any student who has not graduated by 2022 will be transitioned to the 2021-2022 catalog program graduation requirements. For example, students who entered during the academic year 2019-2020 will follow the 2021-2022 undergraduate catalog checksheet requirements under the Date of Entry (DOE) requirements. For more information, please visit the Registrar’s Checksheet page.

Nanomedicine Major Requirements

Checksheets list the requirements a student must fulfill in order to obtain a degree in their intended major and degree program. On these you will find required courses, GPA requirements, and more. Flowcharts of coursework are a visual tool to help a student understand how their coursework will flow overtime in a typical four-year graduation time frame (excluding general education requirements).

Beginning with students entering in the 2020-2021 academic year, checksheets will switch from being based on a student’s graduation year to being based on when a student started at Virginia Tech. As such, the checksheets below reflect the year students entered.

To support the university transition for Undergraduate students from Date of Graduation (DOG) to Date of Entry (DOE) graduation requirements, any student who has not graduated by 2022 will be transitioned to the 2021-2022 catalog program graduation requirements. For example, students who entered during the academic year 2019-2020 will follow the 2021-2022 undergraduate catalog checksheet requirements under the Date of Entry (DOE) requirements. For more information, please visit the Registrar’s Checksheet page.

Nanomedicine Major Requirements

Any student from any major may add the Nanoscience minor. For information on how to add or drop the minor, please visit our AIS Change of Major/Minor webpage. For an updated minor checksheet, please visit the Registrar’s Checksheet page.