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Nanoscience is the study of materials, phenomena, properties, and applications at the smallest length scale at which we can control matter. Nanoscience has rapidly growing applications in a wide range of technology areas including medicine, information technology, renewable energy, and advanced materials.



The Nanoscience curriculum is designed for students with an interest in the physical sciences (think Materials Science, Engineering, Physics, etc.) and has applications in areas such as electronics, information technology, renewable energy, and advanced materials.


The Nanomedicine curriculum is designed for students with an interest in life sciences disciplines (think Biology, Chemistry, etc.) and will educate students to approach revolutionary areas in medicine such as targeted drug delivery, regenerative medicine, and personalized medicine. 


Both majors include courses that introduce the intricacies of Nanotechnology and explore state-of-the-art techniques on how to synthesize and characterize particles on the nanoscale. Both majors also give students the unique opportunity to participate in 8-credits of undergraduate research as part of their degree requirements. What does this mean for the students, you ask? This means that our Nanoscience and Nanomedicine students are on the frontier of the cutting-edge research happening in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine, which will (and has!) helped them to jump right into their career or the pursuit of a higher degree.



  • The Bachelor’s degree program in Nanoscience at Virginia Tech is one of only two such programs in the U.S.
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