Stony Brook University

Minor in Nanotechnology Studies 

Program Description

The minor in Nanotechnology Studies is an interdisciplinary, research-intensive program intended for students in majors from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences or the College of Arts and Sciences who wish to learn about the emerging field of nanotechnology. The coursework in the minor will provide a broad background in the science, design, manufacture, and societal, health, and environmental impacts of nanomaterials and nanoscale structures and their applications in engineering and health related areas. The inclusion of a minimum of two semesters of research in the students’ own major areas, as well as choice of technical electives, will allow for integration into current interests and disciplines, and will provide knowledge and skills valuable to students planning to seek employment or graduate studies in fields related to the engineering, business, policy or the broader impact of nanotechnology.

Focus Areas

  • Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Nanofabrication in Biomedical Applications
  • Solid State Physics
  • Technology Assessment

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Research Director
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Optical Assembly Technician
  • Research Scientist

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes