Nanochemistry Minor

The program serves to broaden the academic background of students in the fields of Nanoscale Science and Nanoscale Engineering. In particular, there are many aspects of nanotechnology that require an advanced knowledge of chemical principles. Some examples include development of photoresists for high-resolution lithography, synthesis of nanoparticles, thin film growth via chemical vapor deposition or atomic layer deposition, atomic layer etching, and area selective deposition. The minor in Nanochemistry also complements other disciplines such as biology, chemistry, electrical engineering, engineering science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, and physics.

Total credit hours: 20-22

A. Required Courses (16 credit hours)

  • NSCI/NENG 114 or CHE 130T (Intro to Chemistry I lecture)
  • NSCI/NENG 115 or CHE 130L (Intro to Chemistry I lab)
  • NSCI/NENG 116 or CHE 131T (Intro to Chemistry II lecture)
  • NSCI/NENG 117 or CHE 131L (Intro to Chemistry II lab)
  • NSCI 250 or CHE 230T (Organic Chemistry I lecture)
  • CHE 230L (Organic Chemistry I lab)
  • CHE 231T (Organic Chemistry II lecture)
  • CHE 231L (Organic Chemistry II lab)

B. Choose Two Courses from the Following Electives (4-6 credit hours)

  • NSCI 240 (Biochemical Principles)
  • NSCI 320 (Advanced Physical/Chemical Concepts)
  • NSCI 360 (Molecular Materials and Soft Matter)
  • NSCI 432 (Particle Induced Chemistry)
  • NSCI 407 (Molecular Materials)
  • NSCI 443 (Biological Routes of Nanoparticle Synthesis)
  • NENG 424 (Chemical and Biological Sensors)
  • NENG 441 (Advanced Lithography)

C. Additional Requirements

  • At least 12 credit hours must be taken at SUNY Poly
  • Elective substitutions must be approved by the Nanoscale Science degree program coordinator