Nanotechnology has many commercial applications in the area of health care, computer technology, manufacturing, environment, agriculture and others. Its full implementation will have a broad economic and social impact. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF) products incorporating nanotechnology will contribute approximately $1 trillion to the global economy by the year 2015. About two million workers will be employed in nanotechnology industries, and three times that many will have supporting jobs.
The minor will provide knowledge and skills valuable to students planning to seek employment or graduate studies in fields related to microelectronics, information storage, optoelectronics, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and medicine.
Total Credit Hours: 20
A. Sciences Courses (8 credits)
- PHY 101 General Physics
- CHE 110 Essentials of Chemistry
- BIO 101 Introduction to Biology
B. Nanotechnology Courses (12 credits)
- ETC 290 Introduction to Nanotechnology
- ETC 392 Fundamentals of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS)
- MTC 336 Material Science Applications
- ETC 495 Nanotechnology Research