November 20, 2009

CNSE Announces New Undergraduate Major In Nanoscale Science

By: by The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

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The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at the University at Albany is pleased to announce the formal establishment of its new undergraduate major in Nanoscale Science. The CNSE Nanoscale Science B.S. program is now accepting admission applications for the Spring 2010 semester.

Current University at Albany freshmen and sophomores interested in majoring in Nanoscale Science are especially encouraged to visit CNSE's website to learn more about the Nanoscale Science Bachelor of Science program, admission requirements, and application instructions: http://cnse.albany.edu/academic_programs.html

For additional information contact the CNSE Office of Student Services: CNSEInfo@uamail.albany.edu

This program is the nation's first comprehensive baccalaureate program in Nanoscale Science, with a fully developed, intellectually coherent, truly innovative and interdisciplinary eight-semester course of study in nanoscale science principles and applications.

The curriculum will impart a broad-based, basic and applied, scientific understanding of atomic scale phenomena, behaviors, and properties of matter that is necessary to achieve deliberate control over nanometer-scale atomic and molecular architectures and systems. It will also enable a quantitative mastery of the fundamental nature of nanoscale interactions, one that can be effectively used to characterize and measure the behavior and structure of nanometer scale assemblies and systems. The new major will offer an academically rigorous preparation for students intending to pursue scientific, technical, or professional careers in nanotechnology enabled fields or graduate studies in nanoscale science or nanoscale engineering, as well as other physical sciences such as materials science, physics, and chemistry, and broader fields of engineering.