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Northwest Missouri State University


Nanophysics is the branch of nanoscale science that studies the energy and matter structures, and physical forces existing in nano-domains. Nanophysics helps us to understand the response of nanomaterials to various stimuli like electromagnetic radiations or to other matters. The resulting knowledge is useful in developing insights into material behavior, fabricating designer materials, and in discovering novel phenomena in applied disciplines like materials science, nanochemistry, and nanobiology.

In addition to the Nanoscale Science Core Curriculum, students choosing to specialize in Nanophysics have the following class options:

Directed General Education Courses

Course No. Course Name Hours
Biol 04-112/113 General Botany and Laboratory 4
Math 17-120
Calculus I 4
Phys 25-120/121 Classical Physics I and Laboratory 5
Phil 39-274  
Introduction to Ethics
Total Directed Hours 16

Nanoscale Physics Emphasis Required Courses

Course No. Course Name Hours
CSIS 44-141
Computer Programming I 3
Phys 25-350/351
Introduction to Modern Physics I and Lab
Phys 25-332/333 Electronics and Lab OR
Phys 25-450/451 Computational Physics and Lab 4
Phys 25-352 Modern Physics II 3
Phys 25-479 Undergraduate Research
Total Physics Emphasis Required Hours 16