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Northwest Missouri State University

Interdisciplinary Study


Nanoscale science is an cutting-edge field, emerging from the interface of the traditional sciences: biology, chemistry, and physics. Solutions to the problems of today and the future will require an interdisciplinary approach and will come from discoveries at the frontier of the nanometer size-range. To prepare our students to be leaders in innovation, the Bachelor of Science in Nanoscale Science degree is based on a core curriculum of foundational courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Students can then choose to focus their interests and develop their expertise by taking advanced courses in nanobiology, nanochemistry, and nanophysics.

The Nanoscale Science Core curriculum is listed below. Learn more about about our emphases in

Required Core Courses Hours
Biol 04-106/107 Principles of Biology & Lab 4
Biol 04-310 Cell Biology 4
Biol 04-350 Genetics 4
Chem 24-114/115 General Chemistry I and Lab 4
Chem 24-116/117 General Chemistry II and Lab 5
Chem 24-342/343 Organic Chemistry I and Lab 5
Phys 25-110/111 General Physics I and Lab, OR 4-5
   Phys 25-120/121    Classical Physics I and Lab
Phys 25-112/113 General Physics II and Lab, OR 4-5
   Phys 25-230/231    Classical Physics II and Lab
Math 17-114 Statistics 3
Math 17-120 Calculus I 4
Nano 48-314 Nanoscale Science I 4
Nano 48-315 Nanoscale Science II 4
Total Core Requirements 49-51