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What Is Nanoscience?

Nanoscience is the study of materials that are 1-100 nanometers in length . Nanoparticles act much differently than their larger counterparts and, as a result, are quite useful in tackling scientific problems of this age.

What is the difference between the Nanoscience & Nanomedicine majors?

Our Nanoscience degree program has two different majors to choose from, Nanoscience and Nanomedicine. Both majors include courses that introduce the intricacies of Nanotechnology and explore state-of-the-art techniques on how to synthesize and characterize particles on the nanoscale. Both majors also give students the unique opportunity to participate in 8-credits of undergraduate research as part of their degree requirements. What does this mean for the students, you ask? This means that our Nanoscience and Nanomedicine students are on the frontier of the cutting-edge research happening in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine, which will (and has!) helped them to jump right into their career or the pursuit of a higher degree.

The Nanomedicine curriculum is designed for students with an interest in life sciences disciplines (think Biology, Chemistry, etc.) and will educate students to approach revolutionary areas in medicine such as targeted drug delivery, regenerative medicine, and personalized medicine. The Nanoscience curriculum is designed for students with an interest in the physical sciences (think Materials Science, Engineering, Physics, etc.) and has applications in areas such as electronics, information technology, renewable energy, and advanced materials.

What courses will I take as a Nanoscience or Nanomedicine major?

You can find a list of current course offerings on our Course catalog. You can also look at the flowchart of coursework found on our current students page for Nanoscience and Nanomedicine majors.

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Nanoscience Peer Profiles