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Academics at ESF: Undergraduate Minors
Microscopy Minor


The microscopy minor is available to all undergraduates at ESF and Syracuse University, who desire knowledge of methods and applications of light and electron microscopes for research and industry. The minor will prepare students to use a variety of microscopes for applications in biology, nanotechnology, environmental medicine, chemistry, materials science, engineering, pulp and paper and others.

Admission requires junior status and GPA 2.75. To enroll in the minor, students must submit a petition to their advisor, the undergraduate curriculum coordinator in their home department, and the minor coordinator in the NC Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies in the SCME department with final approval by the Dean of Instruction.

The minor requires 12 credits of coursework: 

Required courses

Course Number Course Codes * Credits
MCR 480 Fundamentals of Microscopy   3
MCR 484 Scanning Electron Microscopy   3
MCR 485 Trans Electron Microscopy   3
MCR 585 Light Microscopy/Rsrch Appl   3