The objective of the interdisciplinary nanotechnology minor is to provide students with skills and experiences that will help them better apply the knowledge gained in their majors to specialized problems in science and engineering whose roots are found at the nanometer scale. Nanotechnology serves as an intellectual nexus between many fields of science and engineering, and therefore makes an ideal common ground for interdisciplinary work. To work effectively in these specialized areas, students will develop interdisciplinary perspectives by satisfying the required distribution of courses for this minor.
Students are required to design a plan of study for this minor and submit the plan for approval by an advisor from their major program and the nanotechnology minor program. This plan of study helps ensure that students receive appropriate advising, and it must be approved at least two semesters prior to graduation.
Requirements for the minor in nanotechnology
Your plan of study must meet the following general requirements:
- Minimum of 18 credits must be completed
- 9 of these credits must be in upper-division courses
- 6 credits must be outside your major
- Up to 6 credits may be included from your major's requirements. This maximum does not apply to electives, which may be used to simultaneously satisfy the major and minor requirements.
- At least one course must be taken from the approved list in Properties and Characterization.
- At least one course must be taken from the approved list in Synthesis, Processing and Fabrication.