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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 04-140
Biol 04-310 Cell Biology 4
Biol 04-350
Genetics 3
Biol 04-440
Molecular Biology 4
Chem 24-114/115 General Chemistry I and Lab 4
Chem 24-116/117 General Chemistry II and Lab 5
Chem 24-135 Laboratory Safety 2
Chem 24-342/343 Organic Chemistry I and Lab 5
Chem 24-562/563 Biochemistry and Lab 5
Phys 25-230/231 Classical Physics II and Lab
Math 17-114 Statistics 3
Math 17-121 Calculus II
Nano 48-314 Nanoscale Science I 4
Nano 48-315 Nanoscale Science II 4
Total Core Requirements 56