Undergrad Programs in Nanotechnology

Updated 08/25/2020

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Continuing your nanotech education

  • If this activity has opened your eyes to some of the exciting opportunities made possible by nanotechnology – if you have been inspired to use nanotechnology to help change the world by solving some of its most crucial problems, such as...
    • Affordable, personalized health care
    • Global access to safe food and water
    • Sustainable energy production and storage
    • Improving overall quality of life around the world
  • Then you should continue to learn nanotechnology!
  • Discover in these slides where you can continue your "nano" education!

From high school...

...to your career!

Your path to a “nano” professional career

High school
(Diploma)

Community/
trade college

(Associate's
degrees)

Career opportunities:

  Cleanroom/Lab Technician

  Quality Control Specialist

University
(Bachelor's degrees)

Graduate school
(Master's and Doctorate's degrees)

Career opportunities:

 Associate Research Engineer

 Project Manager

Career opportunities:

 Lead Engineer

 Research Scientist

 Professor

 Chief Technology Officer

U.S. Community Colleges
with Degrees in Nanotechnology

Associate’s degrees & certificates in nanotech

  • By getting an Associate’s degree or a Certificate in nanotechnology from an accredited community or technical college, you can pursue a high-paying job as a:
    • Cleanroom/Laboratory Technician
    • Quality Control Inspector/Specialist
    • And more!

Students and interns at Austin Community College learning foundational STEM skills for their future professional careers

Courtesy: U.S. National Science Foundation

Community colleges - degrees & certificates - 1

Austin Community College

(Austin, TX)

AAS, Nanoelectronics Manufacturing Technology Specialization

(ACCTech degree)

Athens Technical College  

(Athens, GA)

AAS, Nanotechnology (code: NA13)
TCC, Nanotechnology Technician (code: NT51)

Forsyth Technical Community College

(Winston-Salem, NC)

AAS, Nanotechnology

Erie Community College

(Williamsville, NY)

AAS, Nanotechnology

Ivy Tech Community College

(South Bend, IN)

Certificate, Nanotechnology

Northwest Vista College

(San Antonio, TX)

AAS, Advanced Materials Technology
ATC, Nanobiotechnology
ATC, Nanotechnology

Community colleges - degrees & certificates - 2

Rio Salado Community College

(Tempe, AZ)

AAS, Nanotechnology
Certif. of Compl. (CCL), Nanotechnology

Salt Lake Community College

(Salt Lake City, UT)

Certificate of Proficiency, Nanotechnology

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The Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Network located on the Pennsylvania State University campus provides facility and instrumentation support to local institutions looking to offer programs in nanotechnology.

Courtesy: U.S. National Science Foundation

12 Community Colleges in
the PA-NMT Partnership

(State of Pennsylvania)

Nanotech courses offered through a partnership with Penn State (PSU).

Schenectady County Community College

(Schenectady, NY)

AAS, Nanoscale Materials Technology;
AS Transfer Program, Nanoscale Science Conc.

Community colleges in the PA-NMT Partnership

  1. Allegany College of Maryland - AAS in Nanotechnology

  2. Butler County Community College - AAS in Nanofabrication Technology

  3. Community College of Allegheny County
    - Certificate in Nanofabrication Technology & AS in Nanotechnology

  4. Community College of Philadelphia - AAS in Applied Science and Engineering Technology

  5. Harrisburg Area Community College - AAS in Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology

  6. Lehigh Carbon Community College - AAS in Nanofabrication Technology

  7. Luzerne County Community College
    - AAS in Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology: Science Track & Electronics Track

  8. Montgomery County Comm. College - AAS in Engineering Technology–Nanofabrication

  9. Northampton Community College - AAS in Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology

  10. Pennsylvania College of Technology
    - Competency Credential in Nanofabrication Technology

  11. Reading Area Community College - AAS in Nanoscience Technology

  12. Westmoreland County Community College
    - AAS in Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology & AAS in Bionanotechnology

The Pennsylvania Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) Partnership between Penn State University and local colleges/universities offers certificates, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees in Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) upon completion of an 18-credit semester at Penn State.

Community colleges - courses

Institutions with courses in nanotechnology (but not degrees/certificates) include:

Normandale Community College

(Bloomington, MN)

AAS in Vacuum Technologies

Courses, Nanotechnology

Oakton Community College

(Des Plaines, IL)

Courses, Nanotechnology

Northcentral Technical College

(Wausau, WI)

Courses, Nanotechnology

West Los Angeles College

(Culver City, CA)

Courses, Nanotechnology

Hudson Valley Community College

(Troy, NY)

AAS, Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Courses, Nanofabrication

U.S. Universities with Degrees in Nanotechnology

Bachelor’s & other degrees at U.S. universities

  • By getting a Bachelor’s degree in nanotechnology from an accredited university, you can pursue an even higher-paying job as a(n):
    • Associate Research Engineer
    • Project Manager
    • And more!

Students at the Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment center located at Rice University (Houston, TX) use nanotechnology to transform the economics of water treatment by developing compact, mobile, off-grid systems to provide clean water to millions of people around the world.

Courtesy: U.S. National Science Foundation

Universities - bachelor’s degrees in nanotech - 1

Northwest Missouri State University

(Maryville, MO)

BS in Nanoscale Science with options in NanoBiology, NanoChemistry, and NanoPhysics

Louisiana Tech University

(Ruston, LA)

BS, in Nanosystems Engineering

Rice University

(Houston, TX)

BS, Materials Science and Nanoengineering

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

(Albany, NY)

BS, Nanoscale Science
BS, Nanoscale Engineering

Univers. of California at San Diego

(La Jolla, CA)

BS, Nanoengineering

Virginia Tech University

(Blacksburg, VA)

BS, Nanoscience
BS, Nanomedicine

The Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Network located on the Pennsylvania State University campus provides facility and instrumentation support to local institutions looking to offer programs in nanotechnology.

Courtesy: U.S. National Science Foundation

7 Universities in the PA-NMT Partnership (State of Pennsylvania)
Nanotech courses offered through a partnership with Penn State (PSU).

Universities - bachelor’s degrees in nanotech - 2

  1. Bloomsburg University
    BS in Chemistry - Nanotechnology Option

  2. Clarion University of Pennsylvania
    Minor in Nanotechnology offered by the Physics Department

  3. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    BS in Physics with a Nanomanufacturing Technology track.

  4. Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
    BS in Physics – Applied Physics/Nanotechnology
    BS in Chemistry – Nanoscience

  5. Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
    BS Chemistry: Nanotechnology Concentration

  6. Millersville University of Pennsylvania
    BS Chemistry (Nanotechnology Option)
    BA Physics (Nanotechnology Option)​
    AETM/AET Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Degree

  7. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
    BS in Physics with Certificate in Nanofabrication

Drexel University

(Philadelphia, PA)

BS, MSE with Specialization in Nanoscale Materials and Nanotechnology

Florida Polytechnic University

(Lakeland, FL)

BS, Mechanical Engineering with Nanotechnology Concentration

Excelsior College

(Albany, NY)

BS, Electrical Engineering Technology with Nanotechnology Concentration

Georgia Institute of Technology

(Atlanta, GA)

BS, Electrical Engineering with Nanosystems Specialization

Johns Hopkins University

(Baltimore, MD)

BS, MSE with Nanotechnology Concentration;
Certificate, Nanobiotechnology

Other degrees with focus in nanotechnology - 1

Rutgers University

(New Brunswick, NJ)

BS, Materials Science and Engineering with Nanomaterials Concentration

Stanford University

(Stanford, CA)

BS, Materials Science and Engineering with a focus area option in Nanoscience

University of Notre Dame

(Notre Dame, IN)

BS, Electrical Engineering with Semiconductors and Nanotechnology Concentration

Northwestern University

(Evanston, IL)

BS in Chemistry with an area of concentration in Materials/Nanotechnology

Univers. of California at Riverside

(Riverside, CA)

Chemical Engineering with Nanotechnology Technical Electives

University of Southern California

(Los Angeles, CA)

BS, Chemical Engineering with Nanotechnology Emphasis

Other degrees with focus in nanotechnology - 2

University of Wisconsin – Stout

(Menomonie, WI)

B.S. Applied Science with Materials and Nanoscience Concentration

University of Virginia

(Charlottesville, VA)

BS, Engineering Science (Interdisciplinary) with Focus in Nanotechnology or Nanomedicine

Virginia Commonwealth University

(Richmond, VA)

BS, Physics with a Concentration in Nanoscience

University of Utah

(Salt Lake City, UT)

BS, Mechanical Engineering with Micro/Nanoscale Engineering Emphasis

Other degrees with focus in nanotechnology - 3

University of Washington

(Seattle, WA)

BS, Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering Option

Minors and certificates in nanotechnology - 1

Boston University

(Boston, MA)

Nanotechnology Concentration offered by the BME Program

Hampton University

(Hampton, VA)

Minor in Nanoscience offered by the School of Science

New Jersey Institute of Technology

(Newark, NJ)

Minor in Nanotechnology offered by the BME Department

Michigan Technological University

(Houghton, MI)

Minor in Nanoscale Science and Technology offered by the Department of Physics

Lawrence Technological University

(Southfield, MI)

Minor, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

North Carolina State University

(Raleigh, NC)

Minor, Nano-Science and Technology

Minors and certificates in nanotechnology - 2

Pennsylvania State University

(University Park, PA)

Minor in Nanotechnology & Certificate in Nanotechnology both offered by the College of Engineering.

University of Cincinnati

(Cincinnati, OH)

Minor, Nanoengineering (or) Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

University of Connecticut

(Mansfield, CT)

Minor in Nanotechnology offered by the School of Engineering.

University of Arkansas

(Fayetteville, AR)

Minor, Nanotechnology

Minors and certificates in nanotechnology - 3

University of Maryland

(College Park, MD)

Minor, Nanoscale Science and Technology

Washington State University

(Pullman, WA)

Specialization in Nanotechnology offered by several Engineering and Physical Science majors.

University of Pittsburgh

(Pittsburgh, PA)

Nanoscience and Engineering Certificate

Vanderbilt University

(Nashville, TN)

Minor, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

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