Undergraduate students in various undergraduate program ask “Why add a minor in Nuclear Engineering?” Here’s a few of our recommendations:
- Become more competitive when applying to a nuclear graduate program.
- Diversify job options beyond your current BS degree.
- If you are curious about nuclear power, nuclear medicine, and nuclear forensics.
- If you have plans for the Navy Nuclear Program.
The Nuclear Engineering Program (UNEP) offers a minor in nuclear engineering. Students in any discipline may enter the minor if they have met the following required prerequisites:
- C- or better in PHYS 2220, CVEEN 2010, or ME EN 2010.
- C- or better in CHEM 1220 or CHEM 1221
- C- or better in MATH 1220 or MATH 1320 or MATH 1321
To fulfill the requirements of the minor, students must complete the 16 credits of coursework listed below with a GPA of 3.0 or higher:
Students must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher to remain in good standing in the minor.
The 6 credits of nuclear-related technical electives may include NUCL 6000-level courses1 or nuclear-related courses from a student’s home department.
Available NUCL 6000-level courses currently include:
Students have the option of using 6 credits of approved nuclear-related technical electives from their home department, making it possible to complete the nuclear engineering minor with only 10 additional credits beyond a engineering, math or science-related undergraduate degree.
1 In order to take any NUCL 6000-level or higher class, an undergraduate student must have instructor approval, meet class prerequisites, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.